City Net and the City of Buena Park partnered up in 2016 to create the Bright Paths initiative to help the homeless. City Net, along with the leadership of Buena Park, has worked closely with Buena Park Police Department, faith based groups, the OC Health Care Agency and various community members to develop this collaborative effort to help the homeless.
Since the beginning of Bright Paths, over 100 homeless neighbors have been connected to housing and supportive services. City Net’s homeless outreach team partners with Buena Park PD’s Community Impact Team and code enforcement officers to conduct weekly outreach to the homeless.
As featured in a news release from Buena Park, the program continues to have many success stories, including housing a senior couple who became homeless after encountering health issues; moving a homeless veteran into her own apartment; connecting a homeless 21 year old male with a program for homeless youth, who now has a safe home and full-time job offer; and matching a homeless couple into permanent supportive housing.