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Orange County Rescue Mission

Orange County Rescue Mission“So often homeless men and women are struggling for life’s basic essentials: food, clothing, and shelter. Because of the necessity to acquire these things, everything else is excluded, including beauty. Most of the men, women and children who live with us at the Village of Hope have never had the opportunity to enjoy beautiful music. Pacific Symphony’s Heartstrings Program opens our residents’ eyes and ears to the beauty that surrounds us. We are so thankful for your dedication and commitment to those we serve!”
-Orange County Rescue Mission

The Village of Hope, a 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children, opened in March 2008 with the arrival of 30 men from the Rescue Mission’s shelter in Santa Ana. The Children’s Dream Center, a 6,000 square foot center located on the Village campus, was completed three months later in July and the Rescue Mission began admitting single homeless women with children and intact families.

Today, the Village of Hope is at 90% capacity, housing homeless single men, single women, single women with children, single men with children and two parent families. The largest homeless sub-population on the Village of Hope campus is single women with children. For more information about Orange County Rescue Mission, please visit

Heartstrings Partners

(Click for more information about each partner)

Age Well Senior Services
Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club of Garden Grove
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
El Sol Science and Arts Academy
Friendship Shelter
Girls, Inc.
MIND Research Institute
Orange County Rescue Mission
Orange County Veterans & Military Families Collaborative
Santa Ana Unified School District
Savanna School District
Segerstrom Center for the Arts Founders Plus
Talk About Curing Autism (TACA)
The Center for Autism
& Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Think Together
Working Wardrobes

Interested in becoming a Heartstrings Partner? Click here