Why are you moving?
We were given a tremendous opportunity to expand our services to all of Orange County through a grant and we needed more physical space. At about the same time, Hoag Hospital was developing a collaborative non-profit space and PSS was approved to move to this amazing dedicated nonprofit community space. It’s a rent free space which allows us to continue with our current budget without incurring higher administrative costs.
When are you moving?
Our plan is to be fully moved into the Hoag Space by the end of January 2018.
Will you still be connected to Huntington Beach?
Absolutely! Huntington Beach will always be home but it is time for Project Self-Sufficiency to sprout its wings and grow. We saw an opportunity and we grabbed it. All of 2017 has been dedicated to that growth, hiring staff and submitting all of the paperwork involved with becoming an independent nonprofit agency. We will still be serving Huntington Beach low income student parents and we still need your wonderful support!
Who else will you be serving now that you are expanding?
We are focusing our expansion on low income single parents that are in school and live in the following communities or school districts: Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Westminster and Coast Community College District
Tell me more about the Hoag Center for Healthy Living Collaborative.
Hoag Hospital saw a need and a vision for the community and took a medical office building and converted it into a community space that has numerous nonprofit agencies all co-located in one beautiful space. Currently, any community member in need can access any services. Some of the services are: The Public Law Center, Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, CalWORKs office, pediatric clinic, dental clinic, Public Health Nurse, monthly food bank, children’s programming, a computer classroom, after-school programming in the summer and a fully staffed Mental Health Clinic. This is in addition to numerous nonprofit organizations that have part-time hours and additional programming at the Center for Healthy Living. This will be a great fit for PSS families and reduce time, energy and gas that is spent getting from one social services agency to another.
All contributions are tax deductible.
Executive Manager - Client Services and Programs
Cherie Schenck, President
307 Placentia Avenue, Suite 203
Newport Beach, CA 92658
501 (c) (3) Not for Profit Tax ID# 33-0597719