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Music-Documentary ‘Home Again’ Brings Truth to Homelessness in Orange County, CA

Orange County, CA (Oct. 15, 2010) – Raising social consciousness can prove a delicate proposition in California’s dreamy OC. Except when a dedicated group of artists, community members, students, volunteers, and business leaders band together and donate their time, talents, and resources to bringing a true face to the economic reality of the homeless men, women, and children living on the streets.

Home Again, an authentic and transformative music-documentary, celebrates the resilience of abused children, victims of domestic violence, veterans, at-risk teens, seniors, women in crisis pregnancies, and how everyone’s story can begin at “home again” with assistance from the national charity organization, HomeAid OC.

For more than 20 years, HomeAid OC has renovated shelters and fostered hope for individuals who find themselves transitionally homeless.HomeAid OC is the founding chapter of a national outreach program, created by home builders, to give back to their communities by helping to fill the emergency needs of the nearly 3.5 million homeless people throughout the U.S.

"Extending our mission to build and maintain dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives, every HomeAid project includes support services that help residents move toward self-sufficiency, such as education and job skills training, physical and emotional support, etc.," says Scott Larson, HomeAid OC, Executive Director.

HomeAid acts as the housing developer and liaison between service providers, community volunteers, builders and specialty contractors. To date, HomeAid has completed 47 housing developments for 25 non-profit agencies in Orange County by raising more than $5.5 million through Project Playhouse, an annual charity auction.

Home Again showcases the musical talent of Los Angeles singer-songwriter John Batdorf and Orange-County based singer-songwriter Jason Feddy to engage the public’s sometimes silent or indifferent attitude toward those who are homeless. “Music shapes our lives and our world by unleashing our capacity for connection, compassion, and cooperation,” says Scott Hays, founder of Laguna Beach, CA-based WeedPatch Productions who developed Home Again along with Executive Producer, Roger Harvey.

WeedPatch Productions, based in Laguna Beach, CA, produces dual-purpose, fund-raising and awareness marketing projects that benefit various charity organizations in Orange County. Home Again reprises the 2008 joint collaboration between WeedPatch and HomeAid of Shelter Me, a 13-song, CD music compilation of the art of the street, performed and written by OC musicians who are also homeless which benefitted OC’s Friendship Shelter.

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