Homeless

Housing Shelter Resources

  • American Family Housing, Transitional Housing Program 714-897-3221. Shelter for the Homeless offers transitional and affordable housing for singles, singles with children, families, and emancipated youth between the ages of 18-21. Must be working. Does not accept mentally ill.
  • Friendship Shelter 949-494-6928. Transitional housing for single men & women plus limited emergency facilities for those needing immediate response. No children, no couples.
  • H. I. S. House, Transitional Living Center 714-993-5774. Transitional living center for the homeless.
  • Laura's House Emergency Shelter 949-498-1511. Provides housing up to 45 days with a comprehensive therapeutic program for women and children.
  • Mercy House 714-836-7188. Serves single males, females and families in need of transitional housing. They also provide a variety of services to the downtown Santa Ana homeless population.
  • O. C. Rescue Mission 714-247-4300. Serves the homeless and needy in Orange County with shelter, food and clothing. Faith-based organization.
  • Salvation Army 714-832-7100. Call the Salvation Army for information on all their programs & services in Orange County.
  • Serving People in Need (SPIN) 714-751-1101. Serves the homeless population.

Emergency Assistance/Basic Needs

  • Assistance League Assistance League is a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects.
  • Catholic Charities Outreach Family Center Provides emergency assistance for crisis intervention including food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance to individuals and families at risk of homelessness. Faith-based organization.
  • Family Support Network, Emergency Needs Fund This program provides items that a family cannot afford but are needed to keep their special needs child safely at home.
  • Share Ourselves (SOS) SOS provides services to Orange County's most impoverished families including the homeless.
  • Working Wardrobes Working Wardrobes® serves CalWORKs recipients, clients of social service agencies, and adults in 55 shelters/programs in Orange County including residents of safe shelters, emancipated and at risk youth and chemical dependency centers in Orange County.