Santa Ana, California
Founded in 1999, WISEPlace - Women Inspired, Supported Empowered - was formerly part of the South Orange County YWCA. It serves the destitute and homeless women in Orange County by providing programs and services to help them become independent so they can contribute to the community in a positive, productive way. A site visit to the WISEPlace facility made it clear that the best way we could support this organization was to help with much needed building repairs. First, we arranged the repair of a plumbing problem that was causing flooding, then moved on to repairs for the deteriorating roof.