OCHN.ORG provides mobile shower and hygiene services to the homeless in Southern California. It is an IRS fully approved 501( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit organization. CEO and Director of Services, David G. Romano has spent the past 12 years working closely with the homeless in Orange County. Starting with volunteer positions at Friendship Shelter and Henderson House in 2008, he began to pursue the idea of serving the homeless on a full time basis. From 2010-2013, David was a member of the Board of Directors of IHopeOC.org and worked closely with teams providing showers to the homeless. Inspired by this work, in late 2013 Mr. Romano helped co-found OCHN.ORG, and realized his vision of full time service to the homeless.
Currently OCHN.ORG is committed to establishing as many mobile shower units as possible to serve the exploding homeless population in Southern California. As of January 2020 there are still less than a handful of mobile shower services in the entire state. The COVID-19 Pandemic has made the accessibility of showers to the homeless increasingly more difficult. The need for this basic yet critical aspect of human dignity and existence has never been greater.
Our goal is…to shower the homeless at various locations throughout Southern California and supply basic hygiene necessities including; t-shirts, socks, underwear and amenity kits. The health need to the homeless for cleanliness is obvious, but the additional benefits of renewed spirit and dignity adds to the importance of this simple action.
A unique opportunity to give and serve…OCHN.ORG offers each and every donor the opportunity to see, feel and personally experience their donation dollars at work. Many charities are more than happy to take your donation dollars, but few offer you the opportunity to volunteer or observe the charity in action first hand. Contact us to volunteer or to set up an appointment to visit one of our locations today. We appreciate and welcome your financial and spiritual support.
“The availability of a shower is such a simple thing most of us take for granted each day. We are committed to making a difference by providing dignity and opportunity in as many lives as possible.”
– David G. Romano, CEO and Director of Services
O.C. Homeless Network
Board of Directors 120 Vantis, Suite 300 Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Contact David @ 949.842.6680
David G. Romano – C.E.O. and Director of Services
Diane L. Kampner – Vice President, President @ Encore Office Centers, Inc.
Deborah Buskey – Treasurer: Realtor @ Premier Properties La Quinta, CA
Joe Caffrey - President, Caffrey Financial
Patricia Kappen – President, Enrolled Agents Association of Southern California, Owner at San Juan Financial. Inc.
Donald Kappauf – Owner, Kappauf Insurance Agency
Steven M. Rios, Esq. – Steven M. Rios, Attorney at Law