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  • Casey Clark: Volunteer of the Month

    One of the amazing realities of our culture at OC United is that the spouses of our team are “all in” as well. Casey has been married to Renae for 21 years and they have two beautiful girls they adopted 8 years ago, Diamond and LaRoyana. If you just met Casey you might at first […]

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  • Lisa Gillis: Volunteer of the Month

    For anyone walking into our office for the first time, the response is always the same, “Wow! I love the look of your office! Who decorated it?” The answer is none other than our very own Lisa Gillis. We owe the “coolness” of our offices and the work space to Lisa Gillis. Lisa and her […]

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  • “The Only Woman Champion”

    Coming into Jobs for Life I don’t think I had the clearest picture of what to expect. I knew it was a work force skills curriculum focused around biblical truth that met at a local shelter for two hours twice a week. I wasn’t too sure what my duties would entail as a champion but […]

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  • A Painful Mothers Day Redeemed

    We See You, Mothers. The image said “You are Invited to Join Us for a No-Stress Gathering!” It went on to describe a pampering environment with haircuts, nails, and other surprises. No one, not even me, could have predicted what those surprises were going to be. See, for foster, adoptive, and kinship mothers, Mother’s Day […]

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  • May the 4th Be With You

    May the 4th Be With You On Saturday May 4th, also known as Star Wars Day, close to 6,000 people throughout ten cities will be joining together. People from every sector of the city and all walks of life will be there: residents, businesses, city workers, elected officials, scouts, faith communities, youth groups, service clubs, […]

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  • Karen Eckberg : Volunteer of the Month

    Karen Eckberg : Volunteer of the Month Karen came to us in April of last year. When we asked her if there was anywhere in particular that she would like to serve, she said, “Nowhere specific. Wherever you need me!” She loves serving older adults and senior citizens, wellness and recreation, and helping others find […]

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  • Tim Muehlhoff: Volunteer of the Month

    From Donna Mroz, Director of Domestic Abuse Initiative: A shout out to Tim Muehlhoff for coming monthly to Fullerton PD domestic abuse support group. He is teaching us physical self-defense as well as self-defense against emotional abuse. For Valentine’s Day, his students came and gave all of the woman roses, knowing how much it would […]

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  • “As you are going…”

    Hello, OC UNITED Family! You may not know me but I sure know you – it’s my job to “know” you. I am so incredibly grateful for all of you Well, here goes nothing. a little about me. My name is Brandon. Firstly, I’m the Marketing & Communication Manager at OC United – it’s a fancy […]

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  • the three most difficult words to say

    We sat together eating a feast and sharing our life stories. During which, she shared the trauma of her past. There was no shame in her voice nor was there a quiver in her lip. She experienced a pain unimaginable and had the resolution to be strong amidst the tragedy of a childhood lost to […]

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