Success Stories

A mom with two young boys entered a transitional program with a major Orange County relief agency after fleeing her abusive partner.  She has been working  hard to obtain self-sufficiency.  She has two special needs children, which creates additional barriers on her journey to self-sufficiency.  Despite this, she continues to work multiple jobs to provide for her family. 

Because of the violent situation at home, this hard-working mom was unable to go to a dentist or properly take care of her teeth.  Her teeth are rotting and falling out.  She has always put her children’s health and needs first.  Small Angels is paying for the dental work, which will allow this mom to eat without pain and stop the progression of her teeth falling out.  She will not have to take time off from work or cancel any of her son’s medical appointments due to her dental emergencies.  She will be able to continue to save for emergencies and pay her bills on time. 

A woman and her young children escaped a violent situation at home with just the clothes they were wearing.  They were homeless, living in a car by a storage facility.  Her partner was finally arrested and incarcerated.  She and the kids are safe and on their own. 

The mom has been working with many relief agencies, trying hard to succeed.  With the help one major relief agency, she and the kids now have a place to live and she is working on getting a job. Their new home has little to no furniture.  They were sleeping on the floor and needed beds and bedding.  Small Angels Foundation provided beds and bedding and a small couch for the family.  After being homeless for a long time, having a bed to sleep in will go a long way to making the children feel safe again or maybe for the first time.

A young Orange County man had been incarcerated for most of his adolescent years.  He grew up in a gang infested neighborhood and was a heavy drug user due to trauma in his past, which caused him to do things he now regrets. 

He was either in Juvenile Detention or on probation from ages 13 to 19.  He has now successfully completed his probation and talks about wanting to provide for his family, is looking forward to the future, and is no longer affiliating himself with negative influences.  He is living in a Sober Living House, regularly attends meetings, and has a youth wrap-around team for additional support. 

This great support team is provided by a major relief agency which provides services to help offenders successfully transition from prison to a productive life in the community.  They help rehabilitate adult offenders and steer youth to set new, positive directions for their lives.

This young man is now enrolled in college and needs a computer to complete his course work.  He has many writing assignments. The requirements are stringent for papers to be typed and emailed to the professor.  Most high schools require students to have laptops and participate in an electronic environment.  Colleges, even more so; and with the COVID 19 Virus lockdown with all schools closed, a computer is mandatory to participate in any educational environment.  Small Angels provided this young man with a lap top computer.  This will allow him to compete in college and transition to a productive life in the community.

An elementary school girl is living with her mother and special needs brother in a transitional housing program through a relief agency.  The mom and the siblings were homeless following a situation of abuse by the father followed by neglect and family abandonment.  The abuse directed at the girl was severe enough to require surgery, resulting in her having self-esteem and social integration challenges.  Her elementary school was sponsoring an educational trip to Washington D.C. and New York.  Small Angels helped pay for her to go on the school trip to boost her self-esteem and self-confidence.  The educational trip will facilitate her development of social skills and allow her to build more friendships.

A young mother and her 3 boys are in transitional housing after having been rescued from a domestic violence situation. She has been working hard to obtain self-sufficiency.  She wants to obtain a G.E.D. and then enroll in college courses online.  Having the G.E.D. will make her qualified for more work opportunities.  Small Angels purchased a Laptop for the mom to allow her to complete the G.E.D. online and take online college courses, while caring for her 3 boys.  This will help her gain higher paying employment opportunities along with financial independence, a renewed sense of dignity, and family stability.