Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $5,000,000)
The Hope Center of Orange County dba the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative proposes to implement the North Orange County Public Safety Collaborative (“Collaborative”). The purpose is to provide a structured, collaborative and highly leveraged approach to homeless street outreach and engagement in the County of Orange, CA north service planning area which consists of eleven cities. Project activities include centralizing resources, integrating data and coordinating responses to homeless calls. Expected outcomes include: centralize resources, coordinate the right resources by working with community-based organizations, behavior health specialists, social workers and City/County and Hope Center Case Managers across city boundaries. Homeless clients, including male, females, families and Veterans in our 11 cities are the intended beneficiaries of the project. Project activities also include dispatch to homeless calls by the right resources, reducing police response to homeless calls, providing street outreach proactively and offering services to reduce homelessness. The Collaborative's motto is the right people, right resources, right now.