Billy O’Connell

Healing Homelessness


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Billy O’Connell tells the story of how he was inspired to create Colette’s Children’s Home for homeless and disadvantaged women and children.

David Roy Green of WHEN interviews social entrepreneur Billy O’Connell in Huntington Beach, California.

Billy is Founder and Executive Director of Colette’s Children’s Home whose mission is Healing Homelessness.

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Breaking the cycle of homelessness…

The mission of Colette’s Children’s Home is to provide homeless single women and homeless mothers with children, a safe home and nurturing environment where they obtain compassionate support and services needed to achieve self-sufficiency.

Since 1998, Colette’s has taken more than 3,300 homeless women and children off the streets. The goal for each client is self sufficiency and independence, breaking the vicious cycle of homelessness.

Colette’s Children’s Home website


DOP – The Zone UK
Camera – Ashley T Hughes
Editor – Stefanie Watkins