Homeless survey in 2nd District finds strong link to opioids
From left, Michael Wright and Kat White of Wound Walk OC engage with a homeless man in Stanton as they try to survey the homeless street population in parts of Supervisor Katrina Foley’s Second District on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

Homeless survey in 2nd District finds strong link to opioids

By THERESA WALKER - OC Register - August 5, 2021 Chaos. Hardship. Stubbornness. Details of lives lived on the streets in O.C.'s Second District are revealing. Getting people to talk about it takes kindness. Kat White of Wound Walk OC attempts to survey the homeless street population in parts of Supervisor Katrina Foley’s Second District on Friday, July 30, 2021. (Photo by…

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O.C. supervisor Katrina Foley launches first-of-its-kind homeless audit and survey

2nd District Supervisor Katrina Foley commits discretionary funds to get better picture of street population and spending on services. Big picture, Foley hopes to identify the most pressing needs of homeless people, and the gaps and inadequacies — along with successes — in providing services to them. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) By THERESA WALKER | thwalker@scng.com | Orange County Register -…

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American Red Cross 2021 OC Heroes Awards

Good Samaritan Hero: Michael Sean Wright, Wound Walk OC (Anaheim) When Michael Sean Wright moved to Santa Ana four years ago, he immediately noticed the homeless, who were unsheltered, and in many instances, in need of medical care. Michael started Wound Walk OC to help those living outdoors who don’t have a primary care physician. The organization consists of a…

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ABC7 Solutions: Wound Walk program offers first aid to homeless in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A small team of volunteers is stepping up to find a solution to help the homeless in Santa Ana. By Jovana LaraTuesday, September 8, 2020 Every week, the group suits up with personal protective equipment and loads their wagons with care packages, food and drinks, and medical supplies. And while those supplies are always welcome, it…

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With no handwashing stations

During this unprecedented public health event, what we see up close and personal on the streets of Orange County, CA makes complete sense. With no handwashing stations, or basic hygiene opportunities for those we left behind, of course we see skin infection issues, dehydration, wounds getting more advanced— of course that is not the couse reccomended by the California Department…

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Do-Gooder Laura Bennett

We received a humbling message today from do-gooder Laura Bennett. “Last night my cousin, Steven Gallion, lost his battle with cancer. He spent many years as a social worker in Seattle. He worked primarily with homeless HIV positive youth and homeless Native Americans suffering from addiction. In his honor, I have ordered a bunch of supplies for Wound Walk OC.…

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Thanks Senator John Moorlach & Patty Barnett Mouton

Wounds need to heal. Thank you Senator John Moorlach, Patty Barnett Mouton, and to everyone who cares. You all are showing your kindness. The face masks will help so much. If you would like to help us care for our unsheltered brothers and sisters, please consider visiting our Amazon wish list for needed supplies. It’s because of people like you…

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