Human Services

Sep 3, 2018

A Culture of Working With…

Words matter at Urban Ministries and words keep reshaping the roles our volunteers play in how we offer our programs, how the programs work, and the outcomes we pursue.

Sep 3, 2018

Lending a Helping Hand

Regardless of one’s faith, ethnicity, or background, it is universal humanitarian values which have brought many to action in order to help those around the world affected by conflict or disaster.

Sep 3, 2018

The Messy, Beautiful Work of Social Enterprise for Nonprofits

By design, nonprofit organizations have a different purpose than our for-profit friends. By incorporating social enterprise into their work, New Moms has been able to to bring job training and real-life skills to participants in their programs, stretching their investments of time, money and human resources just a little bit farther.

Sep 3, 2018

A Call to Action for Human Service Advocates: If You Want a Different Result, Tell a Different Story

Research tells us that if we want to improve the policy and funding landscape, we have to improve the public’s understanding of what human services are, why people need to access services, and how society benefits from our sector’s vital work.

Sep 3, 2018

Moving Forward to Success After Merger

The right strategy, mission, and leadership have inspired the community to support families and children in the crisis of homelessness.

Sep 3, 2018

Have a Meaningful Day!

Finding meaning often stems from the work we do: having a career that is fulfilling, feeling that you are contributing to society. The Regional Center of Orange County and direct support professionals work closely with people with developmental disabilities in Orange County to give them opportunities to contribute to their communities, and to feel valued and valuable.

Sep 3, 2018

Helping Others See Their PossAbilities, So They Can Seize Possibilities

The power of a dream is the passion a person puts forth in their pursuit of happiness. The Power of the Dream is proud to help individuals with with autism/IDD discover their abilities and open their own doors to possibilities so they can power their dreams forward towards a better future, too.

Sep 3, 2018

The Dignity of Choice

There is profound importance and dignity of having a place to sit down. The Green Chair Project provides a dignified experience of selecting lovingly curated furniture and household items that families transitioning out of homelessness need, moving them along in their journey to self-sufficiency.

Dec 5, 2016

Lessons for State-Level Collaboration to Serve Across Generations

The Two-Generation approach builds well-being by working with families to create a solid and stable foundation through integrated, intensive, and high-quality services focusing on early childhood learning, elementary education, economic stability, and family engagement. Communities can largely benefit from a more strategic and direct approach to Two-Generation policy and practice at both the state and local levels.

Jul 5, 2016

The Expectation of Inclusion

Founded on Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel’s shared a vision of a world where children with disabilities can be fully immersed in society, the National Inclusion Project works tirelessly to ensure that recreational and social inclusion becomes the expectation, and not simply the exception.