Brasstech Helps Keep Hope in Orange County

Brasstech is proud to support the Orange County Rescue Mission, which provides transitional and emergency housing for up to 262 homeless men, women, and children. On OCRM’s campus, residents have access to counseling services, job training, medical and dental care, and a 6,000-square foot Parenting Center, which offers activities for preschool-age children and an onsite afterschool tutoring program for school-age children.

In fall 2021, Brasstech’s made a grant to support the House of Hope, a program specifically designed to help and house homeless women and their children who are in the second phase of OCRM’s program. Residents at House of Hope are either in the job search phase or are employed, and they benefit from key services like job training, parenting support, and life skills coaching.

Brasstech also has a history of employee volunteerism with the nonprofit, hosting collections and events to benefit OCRM’s residents. “Our team members walked away a few inches taller each year they volunteered,” says Rachel Kissinger, Senior Manager of Operational Accounting.

Speaking about the company’s partnership with the nonprofit, Jonathan Wood, Brasstech’s General Manager, explains, “Brasstech has literally grown up across the street from the Orange County Rescue Mission. Over the years, whether we are partnering on a building renovation to be used as future student housing, hosting our annual toy collection or creating booths at an on-site carnival for the families of the mission, OCRM has offered Brasstech chances to put our heart into our service and our local community.”

“We have been able to see and experience first-hand the principled discipline and compassion of the OCRM leadership team, and we see the results in changed lives,” Jonathan continues. “Brasstech counts itself fortunate to be in the company of a very good neighbor in the Orange County Rescue Mission.”