Homeless Outreach Project in Education
Project HOPE School, now known as Skyview Elementary, provides alternative education opportunities for approximately 50 K-8th grade homeless and other at-risk children in Orange County. It is the only school of its kind in the county and one of only a very few in the US. Since the early 1990’s, FPCO has supported the school with funding and volunteers.
Interfaith Shelter Network
Programs designed to move clients toward self-sufficiency
The Interfaith Shelter Network (ISN) is an emergency shelter program. First Presbyterian Church provides facilities for housing, showering, and preparing food to the ISN. Volunteers from our congregation also gather twice a year to act as cooks and liaisons while the ISN volunteers and residents are on-campus. Interfaith Shelter is more than just a shelter – it is a comprehensive program that integrates counseling, education, job-training and placement, and other services that are necessary for homeless and low-income clients to become self-supporting members of society.
East Africa Partnership
First Presbyterian Church supports two orphans from The East Africa Partnership, located in Kenya. The Partnership has founded or supported four different orphanages – the Limuru Home for Girls, the Narok Home for Boys, the Nyeri Home for Boys and Girls, and the Nyeri Home for Disabled Children. These orphanages reach the neediest children of all tribes and regions and are also supported by local governments. More than 400 children are housed and cared for through the Partnership’s programs.