Welcoming Neighbors Home
In Tapestry’s Welcoming Neighbors Home Initiative, we work to serve, and to advocate for, people experiencing homelessness. A group of nearly 40 volunteers are working on this effort. We provide dinner one night a week at the Friendship Shelter Alternative Sleeping Location in Laguna Beach, run food drives and kit-making drives. And we are advocating for more affordable housing – and specifically for 125 permanent supportive housing units in Lake Forest by 2025, and for 700 such units in South Orange County by 2035.
Women’s Rights Action Group
The Women’s Rights Action Group is a dynamic group of women, men and youths gathered together to apply our Unitarian Universalist principles in support of women and women’s issues. They provide a network of information and partnership opportunities focused on women to actively engage in as individuals or in groups.
The Green Sanctuary Program is designed to give roots and wings to the vision that, together, we can create a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth central to our lives. For more information or to get involved contact Carol Semelroth at email@example.com
Friends of Orange County Detainees
On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention facilities across the United States. Up to than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities here in Orange County. Detainees languish for moths, sometimes years, away from family and friends with no visitors, and without access to legal support. We are a community of volunteers that offer regular visits to immigrant detainees in Orange County. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person’s human dignity and worth. To learn more about FOCD, donate, or to become a volunteer, please visit the FOCD website.
We also join in various projects with other Unitarian Universalist organizations, e.g., Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC), Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry (UULM) and Pacific Southwest District (PSWD), and other organizations involved in social action.Some of the links to these organizations and others are as follows: