One Stop Safety Net – Serving Orange County 2017-10-04T12:57:43+00:00

H.O.P.E.’s One-Stop Safety Net Center provides swift access to critical services and resources, striving to alleviate food insecurity and homelessness throughout Orange County.

Helping Others Prepare for Eternity’s (H.O.P.E.’s) mission is to turn “despair into hope,” to do this, H.O.P.E. provides access to a myriad of Safety Net services to abandoned and abused women and children from disadvantaged families.

Incorporated in 1997, Helping Others Prepare for Eternity (H.O.P.E.) is a One-Stop Safety Net provider, working to break multi-generational cycles of poverty, food insecurity, illiteracy and familial homelessness from all ethnicities, genders and ages.  H.O.P.E.’s core services include: Basic Needs/Emergency Food Program, Helping Women Succeed (HWS), a Workforce Development Program, M&m Youth Mentor Program and Bridge of Hope a Short-Term Emergency Shelter for mothers with children. In 2016, with only three part-time employees and a volunteer CEO/Founder, H.O.P.E. served 2,853 low-income individuals. To date, in 2017, H.O.P.E. has served over 3,000 low income individuals and in August provided food to over 900 people!

Over 10% of the population in Orange County is food insecure.  Further, 18% of children in O.C. ages birth to five, and 17% of children ages six to 17 are living in poverty.  According to, a frightening 1 in 4 women will experience Domestic Violence in their lifetime, and more than 3 million children will witness Domestic Violence each year.  Children that are raised in households with both domestic violence and poverty are very likely to abuse others due to the environment they live in. This is an unacceptable consequence. Other terrible consequences also flow from spending childhood in an abusive home. The education of these children will generally be of a lower standard, and many such children grow up without the ability to read and write or communicate clearly.

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Our Programs

Basic Needs Program

A one-stop safety net for families in need, offering food, clothing, hygiene products, baby essentials, emergency services and advocacy support.

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Youth Mentor Program

Fun and educational STEM activities for at-risk children focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and computer coding; as well as tutoring, music and the arts.

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Community Service

H.O.P.E believes that education is the key that unlocks the past to ensure a brighter future, and seeks to build confidence through social interaction and positive role models.

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Helping Women Succeed

Led by professional facilitators, this program help women develop the skills and self-confidence to overcome challenges in joining the workforce.

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