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December 19, 1995 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of people have filled National Guard armories and emergency shelters in Orange County this week, with a cold snap sending overnight temperatures into the low 40s. "I wouldn't have wanted to be out there last night," said Suzanne Shaw, who supervises Laguna Beach's cold weather shelter, which provided blankets and sleeping mats for nine people Sunday night. "The winds were really blasting."
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December 23, 2001 | JERRY HICKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They stood in the cold in the alley, single file, waiting for the National Guard Armory in Fullerton to open its doors and provide them basic needs for the night: warm food, a hot shower, a soft bed. Twelve hours later, they knew, it was back to the cold, to find a way to live their day on the streets until the armory doors reopened for another 12-hour cycle. No one worried that the armory was only temporary relief from homelessness. At least it was there.
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November 11, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With rain forecast this weekend and the chill of winter already beginning to bite, cold-weather shelters in Orange County are at, or close to, their limit. "I'm sure by 6 p.m. [Friday] everything will be at capacity here," said Jim Palmer, director of the Orange County Rescue Mission, which has facilities in Santa Ana and Tustin. "Traditionally, the first week of a cold snap, this is always the case. Lots of people and not enough beds."
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October 27, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dwight Smith says the distinction is important: He didn't invite homeless people to stay at the Catholic Worker house in Santa Ana. The chief of the poverty relief organization just stopped kicking out the homeless after serving them dinner. "It got to the point where I couldn't decide which middle-aged woman with health problems to throw back on the street so they could be robbed or raped," he says of his decision.
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August 6, 1993 | ROBERT BARKER
The Huntington Youth Shelter for homeless and runaway young people, the largest such facility in Orange County, was dedicated Thursday by County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder and other officials. About 1,000 volunteers and advocates for the homeless have put finishing touches on the renovation of an historic house in a corner of Central Park that will serve as a haven for up to 18 youngsters, ages 11 to 17.
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July 12, 1994 | MARTIN MILLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Former President George Bush picked the Eli Home, which offers emergency shelter and counseling to victims of abuse, as his 338th Point of Light. President Bill Clinton gave the nonprofit organization one of the 40 Presidential Citations handed out this year. But in Anaheim Hills, the shelter is casting an unwanted shadow.
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May 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial women's shelter in an upscale Anaheim neighborhood is under scrutiny by the city, which is weighing whether it has grounds to shut it down, officials said Wednesday. After complaints to the City Council two weeks ago from a group of former residents of Eli Home in Anaheim Hills, the city attorney's office prepared a preliminary report on the shelter and presented it to the council in a closed session Tuesday.
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October 22, 1995 | RENEE TAWA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every week, at a flower market in Carlsbad, florist Nell Wade picks out a bouquet of flowers for women she's never met. Maybe some pinks and blues for soft colors, maybe some roses for the sweet scent--enough to fill vases in the four bedrooms at Laura's House, a South County shelter for victims of domestic violence. . "What really made me do that was the O.J. [Simpson] trial, and the fact that I felt very helpless," said Wade, who sends the bouquet to the shelter via a volunteer.
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June 5, 1996 | SHELBY GRAD
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved plans to build a shelter in North Tustin that will house up to 18 pregnant teenagers, despite objections from some residents who complained that the project is too large. Plans for the nonprofit Mary's Shelter call for the construction of a one-story structure in the 18200 block of 17th Street. A smaller shelter is now on the site.
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July 17, 1999 | MATTHEW EBNET, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The long and loud battle over a Buena Park pastor's homeless shelter has ended quietly. The minister, city officials and neighbors say they're satisfied, at least for now, with an unlovely prefabricated building that can house a few dozen people. The Rev. Wiley Drake had set off an uproar in 1996 by taking in homeless people at his First Southern Baptist Church on Western Avenue.
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March 5, 2001 | JENNIFER MENA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of beds for the homeless will be built in Orange County over the next five years thanks to a $10-million partnership between nonprofit groups and the Children and Families Commission. HomeAid Orange County--a charitable arm of the Building Industries Assn.--other nonprofit organizations and the commission plan to build several shelters; the number and locations have not been determined.
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January 30, 2001 | WILLIAM LOBDELL and TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Backers of a long-stalled 192-bed homeless shelter at the closed Tustin Marine Corps base said they believe their project finally will be green-lighted in the wake of President Bush's pledge Monday to funnel more public money and other help to faith-based agencies for social services. Jim Palmer, president of the Orange County Rescue Mission, said he has waited four years to have the Secretary of the Navy sign away the deed to the 6.1 acres.
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December 25, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
George Dunseth wasn't invited to play Santa Claus at the holiday party Sunday at the Catholic Worker Hospitality House, but he showed up anyway, decked out in a Santa hat and his own flowing white beard. While Arnie Bazensky, a Catholic Worker volunteer who was delegated to play Santa for the day, was inside handing out gifts in a plush red Santa suit, Dunseth was outside, listening earnestly to the wishes of poor neighborhood children who had come to the party in Santa Ana.
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November 17, 2000 | Jennifer Kho, (949) 574-4275
Yellowstone Women's First Step House, a free, volunteer-run recovery home for women trying to overcome addictions to alcohol or drugs, raised more than $20,000 last weekend at its first fund-raiser. Vandals marked the Costa Mesa recovery home with racist graffiti last month, but a swell of community support, including increased volunteer sign-ups and donations, is helping the home rebound, said Director Honey Thanes. For more information, call (949) 646-4006.
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November 11, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With rain forecast this weekend and the chill of winter already beginning to bite, cold-weather shelters in Orange County are at, or close to, their limit. "I'm sure by 6 p.m. [Friday] everything will be at capacity here," said Jim Palmer, director of the Orange County Rescue Mission, which has facilities in Santa Ana and Tustin. "Traditionally, the first week of a cold snap, this is always the case. Lots of people and not enough beds."
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June 14, 2000 | Andre Briscoe, (714) 966-5848
The Planning Commission will vote on a renewal of First Southern Baptist Church's conditional-use permit to build a homeless shelter on the property during tonight's meeting. Last month the church was given additional time to correct code violations, such as improperly stored vehicles and removal of debris from the property, before renewal of the permit was considered. The original permit expired in December. The meeting is at 7 p.m. in the council chamber, 6650 Beach Blvd.
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February 3, 1999 | Crystal Carreon, (714) 966-7835
Gilbert Gonzalez knows what hunger, helplessness and homelessness feel like. For a number of years, the Anaheim man lived on the streets, wandering from corners to shelters and finally to jail. It was there Gonzalez found the help to turn his life around. That was seven years ago. Now, as the newly appointed executive director of Placentia's Homeless Intervention Shelter (HIS House) on Bradford Avenue, Gonzalez said he will work to change the lives of shelter clients.
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December 26, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There was a prime rib feast under way in the dining room. A gingerbread house and table full of sweets were displayed near the tree. But the heart of the action this Christmas was the playground, where sticky-faced children in their prettiest outfits climbed and slid and tried out new toys. It was just another Christmas in Irvine--even at Human Options, a shelter for abused women and children.
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June 7, 2000 | Marissa Espino, (714) 966-5879
The Orange County Rescue Mission's House of Hope will open a new 900-square-foot child development center today. The facility will offer arts-and-crafts stations, a reading center, a library and educational tools and supplies to help children further their education outside of the classroom. The House of Hope is a 45-bed safe house for homeless women and their children.
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May 18, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA and JUDY SILBER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A controversial women's shelter in an upscale Anaheim neighborhood is under scrutiny by the city, which is weighing whether it has grounds to shut it down, officials said Wednesday. After complaints to the City Council two weeks ago from a group of former residents of Eli Home in Anaheim Hills, the city attorney's office prepared a preliminary report on the shelter and presented it to the council in a closed session Tuesday.
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