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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."  
  — Margaret Mead

About the Saint Catherine of Siena
Homeless Outreach Program

The Saint Catherine of Siena Homeless Outreach Program is an all-volunteer program headquartered on the streets, beaches, and parks of Laguna Beach. Our mission is to help the homeless of Laguna Beach regain a normal and more secure life by tackling the problems that led to their homelessness. This is done by helping each client develop and implement a plan for recovery, by facilitating that plan with the help of various local resources, and by encouraging and supporting the client through the process.

The Outreach Program's aim is to assist our clients in connecting with the local government and nonprofit facilities and services that they require and to provide friendship, encouragement, and guidance. This program is not an alternative to any shelter or housing program currently being planned in Laguna Beach. Instead, it is the action required until such housing/shelter is made available. The Homeless Outreach Program augments all the other activities currently undertaken on behalf of the homeless in and around Laguna Beach. This is a group effort undertaken by Laguna's community of volunteers—those with heart, vision, compassion, and a desire to do something extraordinary.

About Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, located in the seaside community of Laguna Beach, is a parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. It was established in 1931. Saint Catherine's Parish is committed to being a welcoming sanctuary and a place of prayer and worship--nurturing, assisting, encouraging, and serving all those in need.

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Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Laguna Beach.
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Homeless Outreach Activities in Laguna Beach

Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church is a member of the Laguna Interfaith Council. The Council was created in an effort to maximize communication and cooperation among the various Churches and other faith-based and philosophical organizations in and around Laguna Beach. The Council is made up of representatives from most of these churches and organizations. The Council has recently decided to become an active agent in helping the homeless in Laguna. The current action by the Saint Catherine of Siena Parish is the first step by a member of the Interfaith Council to initiate this activity.