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Hair Salon Now Open at OC Rescue Mission's – Village of Hope


Village of Hope Salon
Village of Hope Salon

Hairstylists volunteer their time at the Village of Hope salon helping homeless men and women look their best.

For those of you who have been lucky enough to keep your job through the last four years, consider yourself fortunate. And for those of you who haven't lost your home consider yourself even more fortunate.

Not everyone in Orange County has faired so well. For those who find themselves on the street there is hope. The Village of Hope, in Tustin, is a 192 bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children. They opened in March 2008 with the arrival of 30 men from the Rescue Mission's shelter in Santa Ana. The Children's Dream Center, a 6,000 square foot center located on the Village campus, was completed three months later in July and the Rescue Mission began admitting single homeless women with children and intact families.

The shelter is a community outreach program that relies on the support of compassionate people like Tim and Treeny Telles, owners of Tribeca Salon in Aliso Viejo California. Tim and Treeny have been heading up a volunteer effort to help the women and men of the Village of Hope look and feel better and for the last four years have helped organize volunteers giving haircuts, hair color and new hairstyles to the homeless. The Village of Hope has a four-chair salon which is open one once a month servicing the 200 men women and children who live there in transition. "Our hope is to have the salon open three days a week and we are actively recruiting other stylists to volunteer," Tim states.

"They are so thankful for the services we provide. Some have not had a cut or color in a long time. I had a client who lost everything to alcohol, and a young woman with a baby and no means of supporting themselves," he explains. "Many of these people have lost their job and are looking for a new one and that means looking your best. By volunteering their time and talents these hair stylists give job searchers the confidence they need to go through the tough process of trying to land a job and get back on their feet."

Tribeca Salon, in Aliso Viejo, is "a little bit of New York without the rush" says Tim and Treeny Telles the behind the chair co-owners. "We had a dream of a destination salon where the environment is calm and inviting" says Treeny. The decor is New York loft style with wood floors, used brick walls, open ceiling, skylights and plenty of light.

Tribeca Salon is celebrating their sixth year of operation and their success is due to their great team. "We have a great staff who make you feel right at home. From the time you make your phone appointment to the way you look and feel when you leave, Tribeca is all about the experience and that's what we try and bring to the Village of Hope's salon." says Tim.

The Telles are looking for hairstylists to volunteer one day a month at The Village of Hope. Call Tim Telles at (949) 916.2400 or stop by Tribeca Salon at 6 Journey
Suite 155
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656.

Tribeca Salon also holds an annual Cut-A-Thon to help raise funds and awareness for the Village of Hope and it grows bigger every year. The 2013 Cut-A-Thon took place on October 6 at the Tribeca Salon. For more information please visit www.tribecasalon.com.

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