Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach

Investing in Dreams

aka soroptimist international of huntington beach   |   Huntington Beach, CA   |  https://www.soroptimisthuntingtonbeach.org

Mission

Chartered in 1963, Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach is a member of Soroptimist International of the Americas, an international organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through access to the education and training they need to achieve economic empowerment. This is primarily achieved through our two signature programs, Live Your Dream, a cash award given to a woman who is the single head of her household who is enrolled in an undergraduate program or trade school, and Dream It, Be It, a mentoring program for girls ages 13-18 who face obstacles to success. Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach is also highly involved in stopping human trafficking in Orange County.

Ruling year info

2002

President

Linda Lyons

Main address

P.O. Box 1306

Huntington Beach, CA 92647 USA

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EIN

95-6122426

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (Q12)

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Our programs

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Live Your Dream

This is a cash award given to women who are single heads of household who are enrolled in an undergraduate program or trade school. The Huntington Beach club gives this award to women who live in Orange County.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Dream It, Be It is a mentoring program for girls ages 13-18 who face obstacles to success. Our club conducts a 7 week program which covers everything from overcoming obstacles to balancing stress.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adolescents

Members of our club attend the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force Meetings and have become certified through Waymakers at different levels. We have provided victims of human trafficking with comfort kits which we created, baby supplies and more. In addition, we worked with the Salvation Army to furnish a room at Thatiana's House and created inspirational tiles to hang up in the rooms. We continue to support them by providing soft goods when needed. Each January, we dedicate our monthly program meeting to stopping human trafficking.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Victims and oppressed people

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach believes in "going beyond the cash award." We created the Dream Beyond Program to adopt/support two former Live Your Dream awardees for our club's years, July 1 - June 30. We provide these women and their families with financial assistance, child care assistance, financial planning assistance and more. In addition, we make sure that every holiday and occasion is a joyous one for them.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

A former club member, when she passed away, left a small trust fund. Our club receives the interest from that fund and augments it with monies that we raise fundraising to provide two single moms and their children with emotional and some financial support throughout our club's year, July 1 - June 30. We assist in paying for unexpected expenses as well as extracurricular activities for their children, and we make certain that every holiday and occasion is a joyous one. For Christmas, the moms provide us with their wish lists and the members sign up to provide them with gifts.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach, in partnership with the Huntington Beach Assistance League, provide a Day of Empowerment for 25 women who are single heads of their households. The Day includes a continental breakfast, a $100 shopping spree with 2 personal shoppers at the HB Assistance League's Thrift Store, hair & make up services provided by the cosmetology students from Golden West College, a workshop, lunch, sharing, a "SWAG" bag and offsite, licensed childcare services. The event is staffed by members of the Huntington Beach club as well as members of other clubs, friends and some of the CARE counselors & professors from Golden West College.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

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    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), testimonials,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our board, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

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Soroptimist International of Huntington Beach

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Linda Lyons

UBS

Term: 2020 - 2021


Board co-chair

Cathy Standiford

Christine Soresi

Sylvia Harsin

Bert Beck

Mary Chiappetta

Leslie Miller

Heather Menchine

Stephanie Lewson

Georgette Sleeth

Freda Matsuda

Maureen Dloan

Terry Rose