Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness in Orange County
2-1-1 Orange County offers a wide range of services, including help with housing, employment, food, documents, and getting connected to local shelters or programs. Call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211oc.org/get-help/housing-info.
- Illumination Foundation
The Illumination Foundation provides housing and social services to help vulnerable members of the community get back on their feet. Call 949-273-0555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- City Net
City Net provides street outreach and housing services to those without homes in Orange County. Call 714-451-6198, or visit https://www.citynet.org/directservices.
- Orange County Health Care Agency
The Orange County Health Care Agency runs a number of clinics and other health related resources for those in need. Call 800-364-2221.
- Families Forward
Families Forward exists to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services. Call (949) 552-2727 or visit www.families-forward.org.
- Family Assistance Ministries
Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency. Call (949) 492-8477 or visit family-assistance.org
- Mercy House
Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations. Call (714) 836-7188 or visit mercyhouse.net
- South County Outreach
South County Outreach supports people without homes through housing, rapid rehousing, rent and utility assistance, a food panty, a computer learning lab, and a number of other services geared towards homelessness prevention. Call (949) 380-8144 or visit www.sco-oc.org
- Friendship Shelter
Friendship Shelter provides year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults. They follow the housing first and harm reduction models of care, and have worked with more than 10,000 people to end their homelessness. They run a bridge housing program, as well as the Alternative Sleeping Location in Laguna Beach. Visit Client resources | friendshipshelter.
- South Orange County Family Resource Center
The South Orange County Family Resource Center provides a number of resources for at risk families. These include emergency assistance, education programs, childcare, counseling, and life skills trainings. For a full list of resources, visit FRC Services – factoc.org.
- Orange County Affordable Rental Housing
OC Community Resources maintains a list of affordable rental housing in Orange County. This list does not reflect vaccines, and may not include all affordable housing available in OC, but it is the most comprehensive list available. To access the most recent edition of the list, click here.
- OC Links
OC Links is a county run service available 24/7 and 7 days a week to connect people to county health programs. Calling the phone line will connect you to a navigator, who help match people to the best behavior health programs the county has available, such as mental health treatment, counseling services, and substance abuse programs. Learn more at https://ochealthinfo.com/about-hca/behavioral-health-services/bh-services/navigation-training/oc-links, or call 855) 625-4657.
- Be Well
Be Well offers mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Orange County. Visit https://bewelloc.org/ to learn more, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text the NAMI OC Warmline (877-910-9276)
- Resources for Detoxing
For resources with detoxing, call College Hospital direct at 949-631-8000 or Roque Center ("rock") at 714-844-6088
- Wise Place
Wise place provides safe shelter, counseling and mental health services, case management and addiction recovery, and employment assistance to unaccompanied women. Learn more at https://wiseplace.org/
- Rescue Mission
The Rescue Mission is a shelter in Orange County which provides a number of services to people experiencing homelessness. Learn more at https://www.rescuemission.org/how-we-help/.