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 "Arlington's no-silos approach has housed hundreds of chronically homeless adults" 

Click here to read an article from The Washington Post describing how Arlington County has placed close to 300 chronically homeless individuals in housing since 2011. 

2015 Point-in-Time Count Video

Share this brief video with your friends, families, and colleagues that was created for the 2015 Point-in-Time. 

Cox Civic Connection - 211OC Point-in-Time Count & Survey Interview

Click here to watch 211OC's Senior Manager of Special Projects, Kristin Jefferson, discuss what the homeless count entials, how this process benefits our community, and more. Want to be a part of this remarkable event? Help us reach our goal of 1,500 volunteers! Visit our website at to learn more. Let's make everyone count! 

Friendship Show 

Friendship shelter, a 25 year-old community organization has launched a new radio program in Orange County. Friendship Show, an hour-long round-table discussion that engages leaders in the social issues that impact our communities, airs every Saturday at 9:00 am on KX93.5 FM and streams online at To follow Friendship Show on Facebook and listen to podcasts click here. If you have a social issue you would like to hear discussed on Friendship Show or if you would like to be a guest please contact Mark Miller at

"A Campaign to House the Homeless Reaches a Milestone"

NPR's Pam Fessler reports on the campaign to get 100,000 homeless people off the street and into permanent housing in just 4 years! Listen to how the group, Community Solutions, reached its goal a month before the deadline here. To learn more about the 100,000 homes campaign, visit their website here

"Here's How Vancouver Responded to London's Anti-Homeless Spikes"

Visit here to see how "a Vancouver charity, RainCity Housing, is converting city benches into pop-up shelters for homeless people. And by giving homeless people in this rainy city some dry coverage and a place to rest, RainCity is putting London's anti-homeless spikes to shame" (Kagel, 2014).

"Make Them Visible"

Click here to view a compelling video from the New York City Rescue Mission as they raise awareness and put a real face to those in need by posing the question, “Have the Homeless Become Invisible?” Want to learn more? Click here to visit their website!