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Becks Heyhoe

Senior Manager of United to End Homelessness, Orange County's United Way


Becks Heyhoe is the Senior Manager of United to End Homelessness for Orange County United Way. This initiative involves convening business, philanthropic and faith based leaders to build community-wide collaboration to end homelessness in Orange County by bringing to life the recommendations from United Way's groundbreaking cost study "Homelessness in Orange County" which was completed in partnership with UCI and Jamboree. Becks is currently a member of the Governing Board of the Continuum of Care for Orange County, CA.

Prior to joining United Way she was the founder and Executive Director of the Trellis Homelessness Initiative in Costa Mesa, and quickly rose to become an expert advocate campaigning for effective solutions to address homelessness in Costa Mesa and Orange County. She has been ranked as a Daily Pilot top newsmaker and her work in Costa Mesa was the subject of the documentary "Those Without a Home" and has also been featured on So Cal Connected.

Ms. Heyhoe moved to California in 2009 but is originally from the United Kingdom. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from the London School of Theology.