• Community

    CREW Orange County is proud to support the following organizations:

    WISEPlace Women’s Transitional Shelter

    One of the most pressing social needs in Orange County is the issue of homelessness. The County of Orange reports that there are more than 35,000 homeless individuals, almost double the number reported in 2000. More than half of the homeless individuals reported are women and children. No community, including the affluent ones, has been unaffected by this problem.

    Women that end up homeless include former abuse victims, seniors, 18-years-olds emancipated from foster care and those with developmental disabilities. They are women who find themselves without shelter. Searching for a new beginning, a way to once again be contributing members of society. At WISEPlace, we're here to help.

    WISEPlace offers housing and support services for homeless women who are committed to changing their lives. WISEPlace has an 85-year history of caring for local women and was the YWCA of South Orange County. By meeting basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, physical and emotional nourishment, as well as vocational and life skills training, WISEPlace is one of the few places these women can go to begin again.

    As a community non-profit, WISEPlace returns 81% of our donations to saving the lives of homeless women. Visit WISEPlace for more information.

    CREW Network Foundation

    CREW Network Foundation is the only foundation dedicating its resources solely towards advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. In collaboration with CREW Network, CREW Network Foundation supports the Network’s career outreach agenda, which cultivates women leaders in the industry through participation in a continuum of educational outreach, as well as scholarship and mentoring programs. This continuum introduces female high school students to the commercial real estate industry, while connecting female college students and entry-level career women to the resources, support and network they need to obtain successful careers in the commercial real estate industry.

    Visit CREW Network Foundation for more information