About us

Charity on Wheels' mission is simple. Rescue people struggling with poverty and homelessness. Our goal is to see people restored, thriving, and back on the road to self-reliance. Each week we visit motels, parks, alleys, riverbeds, and shelters to engage with the most vulnerable and offer hope. With a focus on single mothers and veterans, our services begin with a "Hand up" not a "Hand out".  

Our street outreach teams forge relationships by providing a consistent community of support. Often times street outreach and enagement is followed by an invitation to one of our weekly gathering(s). Our weekly gatherings include dinner, music, a testimony or teaching, and dessert. Our guests are showered with love. No one leaves without an encouraging word and many are changed (both visitor and volunteer) after attending. We also give out hygiene bags, shower passes, and clothing. Learn more about our weekly events!

Resources & Services We Provide

Job Placement Assistance

Mentoring

Education (Homeless Prevention)

Toiletry Items

Clothing

Meals

Senior Assistance

Shower Passes

Rental Assistance

Help Agency Referrals 

Move In Assistance

There is not a "one size fits all" solution for homelessness. Some of our guests need rehabilitation from drugs and alcohol. Others need mental health assistance. Some just need a helping hand. Charity on Wheels relies heavily on a network of "help" organizations including transitional housing programs, addiction treatment centers, and mental health facilities. Though these organizations provide amazing services, Charity on Wheels' success has been built on providing an ongoing support to people after they've transitioned off the street. Reintroducing people back into society (and the workplace) who have been traumatized by a life on the streets is difficult and the number of homeless in Orange County is growing. The homeless population of Orange County, according to the 2019 homeless count, is just under 7,000 people. We clearly have a lot of work to do! Watch a talk on homelessness from our Director, Mickey Jordan.

Charity on Wheels currently averages 1 to 2 people (or families) off the street each month. Please help us do more! 

History

Charity on Wheels began providing resources to the homeless in 2012. Inspired by his faith in Jesus Christ, Zach Southall began giving out food, toiletry items, and bicycles from the back of his truck on weekends. Hence the name "Charity on Wheels". The ministry quickly grew into a partnership with the Salvation Army and the launch of two weekly gatherings which have been successfully ministering to the homeless for over 7 years.      

LEADERship & Partners
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Mickey Jordan
Onesa Anozie
Zach Southall

Director & Founder

Charity on Wheels

zach@charityonwheels.com

Mickey Jordan

Director / Adviser

Charity on Wheels

Pastor, Ministry Leader

Salvation Army

Onesa Anozie

Board Member Adviser

Charity on Wheels

Urban Ministry Director

Salvation Army

Michelle Southall
Michelle Southall

Volunteer Director / Co-Founder

Charity on Wheels

michelle@charityonwheels.com

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George Schmok
David Threshie

Board Member

Charity on Wheels

George Schmok

Leader / Director

Charity on Wheels

Loren Castro
Devin Hornick
John Bustrum
Loren Castro

General Counsel / Director

Charity on Wheels

John Bustrum

CPA / Director

Charity on Wheels

Devin Hornick

Board Member

Charity on Wheels