Advocacy and Public Policy Services

The development of permanent and affordable housing has remained the county’s highest priority within homeless services for the past several years. Even the most successful transitional housing graduates face the challenge of identifying affordable and sustainable housing. OC Partnership continues to grant a voice to this issue, and other issues affecting Orange County homeless services providers.Advocacy Services include:
Notification and publication of activities and meetings designed to raise the issues faced by Orange County's homeless and at-risk populations and homeless service providers through our extensive email list of homeless service providers, board members, local community groups, political groups and other interested parties.
Developing and implementing strategies to move homeless motel families to stable housing – OC Partnership serves as the facilitator of the Mayor’s Task Force on Motel Families, a group of key stakeholders representing motel owners, city government, for profit and non profit homeless service providers.
Participation on behalf of Orange County at various county-, state- and country-wide political and social events to raise awareness for the issues affecting Orange County homeless service providers and the clients they serve.
Supporting Local Collaboration – OC Partnership hosts and/or facilitates several community-wide meetings for the purposes of developing collaborative and strategic partnerships, building consensus and guiding stakeholders in the establishment of regional service priorities that address the needs of Orange County’s homeless.
Regional Partnerships/Implementation of Best Practices - OC Partnership seeks out and brings to the local community information on national models and research statistics regarding best practices used to most effectively and efficiently meet the needs of Orange County’s homeless and at-risk residents.