After many years of business and community involvement, Helen Cameron
wanted to work with an organization that she
could be passionate about.
Cameron was introduced to H.O.M.E.S. through a mutual friend and knew that her experience could bring an entrepreneurial emphasis to a worthwhile effort.
A dynamic individual, who has greatly improved the services and operations H.O.M.E.S. provides in the last seven years, Cameron's major housing initiatives are the most notable change since she began working with H.O.M.E.S., in addition to housing for the homeless population, a new direction for the organization.
The number of units owned today has doubled since she
joined the agency in 1999, and her
initiatives have caused significant expansion and refurbishment for H.O.M.E.S. residencies, including the creation of the Jackson Aisle Apartments.
is also instrumental in the development of the Diamond Aisle project which is designed to meet the affordable housing needs of families with an adult member disabled with a mental illness.
The first of its kind, this $10 million community demonstrates the imagination and dedication that Cameron brings to H.O.M.E.S. and her goal to ensure that H.O.M.E.S. continues to make successful progress towards assisting the homeless mentally ill succeed at living independently and productively in Orange County.
Looking to the future, Cameron
anticipates additional growth of housing units in the coming years and community leadership working with other non-profits to provide more housing for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in the county.
With extensive experience with both business and charity work, Cameron is a former member of the Orange County Business Council, Cameron's accomplishments range from founding the Irvine Education Foundation to co-founding the Basic Bio Systems company.