Opinion | Legal Encampments: A Tool in the Arsenal of Solutions to End OC Homelessness

Despite being considered inhumane by many housing advocates, legal encampments can be a valuable tool in the arsenal of solutions to end homelessness. …

A Conversation With Trina Fleming, Chief Operating Officer of WHW

The WHW Organization (formerly known as Women Helping Women) is a non-profit organization and an effective vocational program that focuses on offering assistance to underemployed and unemployed individuals so they gain life…

InSight Magazine Internship: Call for Applicants

InSight Magazine is looking to grow its team for the 2019-2020 year. The publication will be accepting applications on various fronts, including content writing, digital-media, event planning and marketing. *Course credit available.…

Struggling to Find Solace

Undocumented workers are people who do not have the required legal documentation to work in the country they are in. Without legal documentation, they can be deported because of the U.S. Immigration…

A Conversation With Jessica Romley, COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Orange County

Big Brothers Big Sisters Orange County is a nonprofit organization that matches mentors with youth facing adversity in the hopes of providing a supportive individual to the youths’ lives. This mentor program…

An End to Homeless Debt: Pro Bono Ticket Clinics Challenge Quality-of-Life Penalties

With an increasing trend in criminalizing homelessness, many individuals are forced to hide from authorities to avoid misdemeanors. Most cities have laws that prohibit the possession of a shopping cart or sleeping…

What Is the Real Cost of a Strawberry?

We top our açaí bowls with strawberries and slather our corn cobs with butter, but rarely consider the real cost of getting those foods to our plates. Most Americans do not think…

A Conversation With Anita Tam: The PTA Mom Turned Wonder Woman

Anita Tam, 53, is an Asian-American mother of 2 who immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong as a young adult. Based in the San Gabriel Valley, Anita has spent over…

How the Housing First Model Offers an Unorthodox Solution to Homelessness

Up until recently, the most prominent approach to solving homelessness appealed to the “conventional” wisdom, suggesting that society should aim to alleviate common problems surrounding homelessness like trauma and addiction in hopes…

United to End Homelessness: An Interview with Sue Parks

United to End Homelessness is an initiative whose mission is to reduce homelessness in Orange County to functional zero by 2024. By collaborating with other organizations, government agencies, and public institutions like…
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