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Housing Shelter Resources

  • American Family Housing, Transitional Housing Program (714-897-3221) Shelter for the homeless population which offers transitional and affordable housing for singles with or without children, families and emancipated youth 8-21 years of age. To qualify for the program, the applicant must be working and not mentally incapacitated.
  • Friendship Shelter (949-494-6928) Transitional housing for single men and women. This shelter provides limited emergency facilities for those needing immediate response. No children or no couples are admitted.
  • 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 Santa Ana's downtown homeless population.
  • O. C. Rescue Mission (714-247-4300) Serves the homeless and needy in Orange County with shelter, food and clothing. This is a faith-based organization.
  • Salvation Army (714-832-7100) Offers a variety of services and programs for the homeless population. For detailed information call the Salvation Army.
  • Serving People in Need (SPIN) 714-751-1101. Serves the homeless population living on the streets in Orange County by providing weekly meals and distribution of hygiene kits, warm clothing, blankets, sleeping mats and referrals to shelters. Provides housing assistance and case management services to Orange County families with children who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including places not intended for human habitation.

Emergency Assistance/Basic Needs

  • Assistance League The Assistance League is a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic projects. For services and information call the Chapter in your area.



(714) 535-1336  

Capistrano Valley

(949) 492-2800  

Garden Grove

(714) 530-2340  

Huntington Beach

(714) 596-9935  

Laguna Beach

(949 494-6097

Newport Beach-Mesa

(949) 645-6929


(714) 532-5800  

Santa Ana

(714) 664-0547 


(714) 544-2612

  • Catholic Charities Outreach Family Center (714-347-9668) Provides emergency assistance for crisis intervention including food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance to individuals and families at risk of homelessness. This is a faith-based organization.
  • Family Support Network, Emergency Needs Fund (714-447-3301) This program provides items that a family cannot afford but are are needed to keep their child safely at home. To be eligible, families must be referred by a nurse, case manager or social worker.
  • Share Ourselves (SOS) SOS provides services to Orange County's most impoverished families including the homeless.
  • Working Wardrobes (714-210-2460) 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.