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January 3, 1994 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It once provoked a community uproar that pitted angry residents against homeless advocates and elected officials. But now, after a seven-year battle, Orange County's first homeless shelter for mentally ill people is finally becoming a reality. Last month, renovations began on Beacon House--a three-bedroom house on Drew Way in Orange that will eventually become home to 12 homeless people who suffer from a variety of mental disabilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1994 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It once provoked a community uproar that pitted angry residents against homeless advocates and elected officials. But now, after a seven-year battle, Orange County's first homeless shelter for mentally ill people is finally becoming a reality. Last month, renovations began on Beacon House--a three-bedroom house on Drew Way in Orange that will eventually become home to 12 homeless people who suffer from a variety of mental disabilities.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
City officials are expected to make tough decisions tonight about distributing nearly $2 million in federal funds among many needy causes. The city has about $500,000 left from last year's Community Development Block Grant funding to add to the $1.4 million apportioned for this year. The city has had about $2.2 million in requests, according to a report from the Economic Development Department, which oversees the program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1990 | FRANK MESSINA
Grants totaling $25,000 for two local nonprofit organizations have been approved by the Orange County Board of Supervisors. The Community Block Development Grant funds will be used to support prenatal care for poor women and their babies and for a half-way house in San Clemente, according to a spokesman for Supervisor Thomas F. Riley. "These are services that are badly needed in South County," said Mark Goodman, executive assistant to the supervisor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1992 | MARESA ARCHER
The Salvation Army of Orange County is asking for donations of canned goods for its Christmas-in-June food drive. This is the second year the Salvation Army has needed a midyear food drive, said Warren Johnson, Orange County business administrator for the organization. "Basically, it's a direct response to a 40% to 60% increase in the number of people asking for assistance since 1990," Johnson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1994
Last week's groundbreaking for Orange County's first shelter for mentally ill homeless people was welcome, and overdue. Amazingly, the facility will be the county's first for the mentally ill homeless. And it is the result of seven years of battling for a site and money. A report by the Homeless Issues Task Force last year estimated the number of homeless in the county at 12,000, an increase of 20% in just two years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1993 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, the fellowship hall at Laguna Presbyterian Church could easily be mistaken for the clothing section at a department store. There are racks laden with men's tweed jackets, brightly colored dresses in a variety of sizes and hundreds of pairs of blue jeans. These are just the leftovers--thousands of clothing items donated to help Laguna Beach fire victims that they didn't want, or couldn't use. Today and Saturday, beginning each day at 9 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 1989 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, Times Staff Writer
Under fire from local elected officials and private social service workers, the Orange County Board of Supervisors has ordered the reopening of the only welfare office in South Orange County by the end of the week. The branch office of the Social Services Agency in San Juan Capistrano was closed last Friday after county welfare officials determined that they did not have the funds to properly staff the facility.
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July 25, 1994 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After seven long years of battle that left hard feelings on both sides, the Episcopal Services Alliance finally won the go-ahead in 1992 to open Orange County's first shelter for mentally ill homeless people. Beacon House, a remodeled three-bedroom home, is set to open in Orange in mid-August, but some homeless advocates say there's little cause for celebration.
NEWS
March 8, 1992 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As orange groves and rolling hills where cattle once grazed have become blanketed with houses and condominiums, southern Orange County finds itself grappling with a variety of social ills many residents thought were reserved for more urban areas. Orange County officials and private agencies are now scrambling to provide relief in a region once perceived as a problem-free paradise.
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