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SANTA ANA: WISEPlace Permanent Housing Unaccompanied Women

Jamboree renovation of WISEPlace in Santa Ana into permanent supportive housing

Jamboree, a nonprofit affordable housing developer, is partnering with WISEPlace – an established shelter for unaccompanied women in Santa Ana, California – in the renovation of WISEPlace’s existing 26,030-square-foot facility. Home to WISEPlace for more than 90 years, the former YWCA will be redesigned and modernized to provide Permanent Supportive Housing for 48 women currently experiencing homelessness.

Helping end homelessness in Santa Ana

Jamboree, WISEPlace, and the City of Santa Ana share the passion of residents, other homeless service providers, and advocate partners to provide meaningful solutions to both the immediate crisis of homelessness in the area and the ongoing need for permanent housing solutions.

Located at 1411 N. Broadway in Santa Ana as the former YWCA, WISEPlace has been one such solution for homeless women for more than 90 years. WISEPlace is a leader in ending homelessness for unaccompanied women – women who are not married and do not have any dependents.

A shared vision: Permanent housing with services

The vision for the renovated and expanded N. Broadway facility is to transform this property into Permanent Supportive Housing that will consist of 48 fully furnished studio apartments. The renovated building will also include an operational kitchen with dining hall, classrooms, dedicated wrap-around service areas with private counseling and case management spaces, and a welcoming outdoor area complete with community gardens.

These residents will have onsite access to trained professionals who can provide services and support – including case management, life skills education, and opportunities for social connections and meaningful activities – that will keep them active, stable, and thriving in their local neighborhood.

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