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    August 29, 2019

    Senator Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) recognized Homeless Intervention Shelter and House (HIS House), a transitional living center, as the 29th Senate District's Nonprofit of the Month.

    "Homelessness and affordability are two of the biggest struggles impacting residents throughout the Golden State, including California's 29th Senate District. It is truly a privilege to recognize HIS House as Nonprofit of the Month knowing that Carrie and her team are dedicated to helping our vulnerable populations overcome homelessness and achieve independence," said Senator Chang. "Helping our homeless neighbors is one of my top priorities and in order to combat our homelessness crisis, we need partnerships from all sectors. I'm proud to support HIS House and their innovative programs."

    "HIS House is proud to be the recipient of this recognition from Senator Chang," said Carrie Buck, Executive Director H.I.S. House. "We are focused on helping people experiencing homelessness get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Through determination, creativity, being adaptive, and special partnerships, we have achieved a high rate of success. HIS House has operated a successful program for the last 30 years in North Orange County and helped over 4000 men, women and children with shelter, services, and support. We are continuously looking for more ways to help and positively impact our community." 

    HIS House served its first clients in 1989 and currently operates as a 54-bed transitional housing program in Placentia. They serve as a refuge for residents, a safe place where homeless individuals and families can turn their lives around and move towards of life of self-sufficiency. Recently, a second house was purchase and a Second Step program initiated to provide space for individuals to continue progress toward self-sufficiency after their time in the main house.

    "HIS House continues to be an important community partner in Placentia," said Rhonda Shader, Mayor of Placentia. "I appreciate their dedication to helping families and individuals establish themselves, supporting self-sufficiency and overcoming homelessness."

    Each month, Senator Chang honors nonprofit organizations in the 29th Senate District for their contributions. There nearly 72,500 nonprofits in California, where volunteers contribute more than $24.7 billion in unpaid labor each year, or the equivalent of 450,000 full-time jobs. Nonprofits rank as the 4th largest industry in California by employment.