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Family Promise update: Fundraising begins for House of Ruth

Family Promise has embarked upon a project to triple its capacity to house the homeless of Orange County by building and staffing the House of Ruth [1].

This is a new housing community and a Navigation Center. Seven apartment-style housing units ranging in size from one to three bedrooms will provide short-term transitional housing for homeless families. This design will particularly support larger families, including multi-generational families, that typically cannot be accommodated by other housing programs.

The Navigation Center is designed to support more than 200 families annually with access to housing; safe, private showers and bathrooms; laundering facilities as well as computers; employment assistance tools; and resources they require.

Developed in partnership with the City of Tustin and HomeAide Orange County, Family Promise is embarking on this $3.7 million campaign to build and staff the House of Ruth, thanks in large part to the City of Tustin’s donation of the land. Family Promise is reaching out to Orange County’s faith communities for support in this endeavor.

“The Mission & Service Ministry has been focusing on helping the unhoused this year, and we really support this worthy project,” said Steve Goetz, ministry co-chair.