OHR is a nonprofit that bridges hearts and builds programs for families and individuals experiencing homelessness.
We exist to bridge community resources and build programs and solutions for folks experiencing homelessness. We accomplish this through community education, advocacy, and capacity development.
During Covid-19, we have continued our essential work to provide vital services to those in need. In 2020 alone, we impacted the lives of more than 17,000 people. Some examples of our recent victories and community support include:
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.
"Six years ago, I was homeless. I was married and had a very successful life. I started doing drugs when I was 32 years old. I have now been clean and off meth for five and a half years. Being homeless, I realized that we need to bring love and light and compassion back to those on the streets. We need to bring hope and bring in connections and resources. That's why I started the Oceanside Homeless Resource (OHR). Through OHR, I wanted to be out here, working on the front lines and show that we are human. Society has a misconception of who the homeless community is and fear the homeless population instead of creating solutions for change. I recognized that in Oceanside, there are no shelters and no day centers. There was nowhere for the homeless community to go and belong. A place to help them get back on their feet the way I was able to. I wanted OHR to be a nonprofit that leads with love and light. A place that truly builds relationships, connections, and solutions for those in need."
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.
Your support allows us to help Andrea and Cassandra get off the streets and stay off drugs while we move them forward and connect them to family and resources. We also are able to open up a transitional living house where we are thriving.
Your support and contributions Give us the ability to bring our hearts and truly help Clients like Thomas stay sheltered while we help him navigate and move him forward in section 8 through the city. We have been able to keep him safe