About FOCUS

Since 1983 FOCUS has been supporting the families at the OC Gateway to Housing with donations, special projects, supplies, volunteers and staff assistance.

Monthly meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month with the OC Gateway to Housing Board of Directors. Click here to send an email FOCUS for meeting time and location. Visitors welcome!

CONTACT US: Write to FOCUS, P.O. Box 234, Corona del Mar, CA 92625 or click here to send an email.

Adopt a Unit Program

family pic18In 1993 FOCUS launched its Adopt-A-Unit Program, whereby individuals or corporations can support one unit (or share half of a unit) for a year by covering the unit’s $10,000 annual operating costs.

Sponsor donations are used to cover the annual operating costs of each unit. This includes food, personal hygiene supplies, bedding, utilities, upkeep and maintenance and professional counseling.

Each sponsoring company is invited to become directly involved with the families. Company employees may share their expertise and talents by working one-on-one with their adoptive families in areas such as job search preparation, mentoring, conducting resume-writing and budgeting classes, locating housing and tutoring.

Click here to contact us by email or call (949) 631-7213 if your company is interested in becoming a sponsor.

Camperships and
Checks for Children

kids pic19Before school starts each year, FOCUS sends out a postcard to Orange County residents and businesses asking for donations for our homeless children. These monetary donations pay for:

  • Camperships
  • After school event fees
  • Athletic equipment
  • Entertainment activities, such as plays and movies

Note: Camperships are camp scholarships that are available for those who are unable to pay for all or part of camp fees. The funds for these scholarships come from donated monies from you through FOCUS.

If you would like to donate click on this link to pay by credit card, or mail a check to:

FOCUS Checks for Children, P.O. Box 234, Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Donate and Become Part of the FOCUS Fundraising Committee.

Yes, I want to support the families at the OC Gateway to Housing.

Your donation is tax deductible. Our tax ID number is: 95-3613254

Please consider these guidelines when making your donation:

$1200 – Provides living expenses & supportive Services for a family for 1 month
$750 – Provides repairs & maintenance for 17 shelter apartments for 1 month
$500 – Provides monthly bus passes for 10 residents
$100 – Provides a large box of diapers for 5 children for a month
$50 – Provides 2 children with after school activities

Any other amount is greatly appreciated.

FOCUS Fundraising Committee

Coming Events

FOCUS Fundraising events will be featured here soon!