Waymakers is a Multiplying Good One in a Million Award recipient. They are among the millions of people who are putting others first and using service as a solution to the problems we're facing. Read their story below then nominate someone who's making a difference during this unprecedented time!

One in a Million Award recipient: Waymakers

Where they are multiplying good: Santa Ana, California

How they are multiplying good: They are One in a Million. Waymakers is a non-profit organization dedicated to building a safer community by helping individuals make their way through conflict and crisis to places of strength and stability. This work is carried out through five areas of impact: sheltering children ages 11-17 who are at risk for being homeless, runaway, hospitalized, or involved with the criminal justice system; supporting victims of crime through comprehensive services such as financial and basic needs assistance, housing support or relocation, and mental health support; counseling families by providing wraparound services to address issues involving mental health concerns, housing, education, employment, and basic survival needs; resolving conflicts through mediators in court or community settings; and educating communities with programs that focus on preventing sexual assault, human trafficking, and unsafe use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. Waymakers positively impacts the lives of over 120,000 individuals each year.

The Youthful Offender Wraparound Full Service Partnership Program is just one example of our proactive approach. With a team of dedicated and passionate “unsung heroes” all working to service youthful offenders (ages 12-25) who have mental health concerns. Waymakers assures that clients and their respective families have their basic needs met and provides support in accessing essential resources. The team members operate from a “whatever it takes” approach to restore hope, facilitate positive behavioral change, encourage holistic wellness, and ease successful reintegration into society. The goal is to ensure that these youth have an optimal chance at life and positive lasting change.

Every Waymakers staff work to make positive and lasting change possible for individuals and families, they are undoubtedly making a difference in the community at large!!!