Housing Services


Pathways of Hope www.pathwaysofhope.us

Pathways of Hope provides emergency shelter for families with children under 17 years old for 30-90 days. POH has a transitional housing program for up to 1 year as well as rapid rehousing for families and singles.

514 W Amerige Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 (714) 515-7177

Foley House

was the first Los Angeles County women’s residential program and was the first women’s Substance Use Disorder residential treatment program in Southern California to allow women to bring young children into treatment. The program provides Substance Use Disorder treatment services, psychiatric assessment and follow-up, life skills, and parenting education in a quiet, residential setting. This residential treatment program allows women to bring young children into treatment.

10511 Mills Ave, Whittier, CA 90604

Phone: (562) 923-4545

Whittier, CA 90604



Colette’s Children’s Home  www.coletteschildrenshome.com

Colette’s Children’s Home provides homeless single women and homeless mothers with children up to 18 years old who suffer from economic hardship, domestic violence, mental health issues, and substance abuse a safe home and nurturing environment with services needed to achieve self-sufficiency. We also offer food cards, bus passes, hygiene supplies and household items. Programs: Emergency shelter for up to 30 days (no work requirement for entry but allowed) and transitional housing requires full time work to be found within 30 days of entry (6-month program includes budgeting, career planning, counseling, etc.).

7372 Prince Drive, Suite 106 Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 596-1380

Friendship Shelter www.friendshipshelter.org

We provide year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults of Orange County. Single men and women only.

1335 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 494-6928 Call Wednesdays at 10:30am for phone interview.

Emergency Shelter: 20652 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna, Beach, CA 5:00pm-10:00am every day (lottery system)

H.I.S House www.hishouseplacentia.org

4-6 month program. Job search mandatory (computer lab available). $340 program fee available in payments. Follow up program. Call Mondays for availability option #1. No Emergency shelter. Serves single men, single woman and families. 134 Bradford Ave, Placentia, CA 92870 (714) 993-5774

Mercy House  www.mercyhouse.net

Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for a variety of homeless populations which includes families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled. Permanent housing only.

P.O. Box 1905 Santa Ana, CA 92702 (714) 836-7188

Grandma’s House of Hope  www.grandmashouseofhope.org

We provide basic needs and enrichment services to women, children, and families living in extreme poverty. We assist disabled and sick women as well as families with service dogs. Three programs — Housing Program, Nana’s Kidz, and Hope Works! Single women with children under 2 years old.

1505 E. 17th Street #116 Santa Ana, CA 92705 (714) 558-8600  – 17300 17th St., Ste J-342 Tustin, CA (714) 457-3187

Intake Line: (714) 833-5333

Thomas House  www.thomashouseshelter.org

Thomas House provides a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children (including unmarried couples with children) to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self- sufficient. Parents must be willing and qualified to work.

Hotline 4 Homeless Families: (714) 647-7534 *Message Line*

12601 Morningside Ave # 6, Garden Grove, CA 92843

Gilchrist House www.families-assistance.org

Offers transitional shelter for single women and women with children under 10 years of age. Fast Pass program 0-4 months. Work program requires you to find work within 30 days of entry into the program.

Family Assistance Ministries 929 Calle Negocio, Suite G, San Clemente, CA 92673 (949) 492-8477


OC Gateway to Housing/Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter  www.ocinterfaithshelter.org

OCGS is a housing program with supportive services including case management, nutrition, assisted childcare, employment service, adult education, and training in budgeting. Transitional housing program available for up to 18 months. Rapid Rehousing Program quickly places families in permanent homes and can subsidize rent, utility deposits and moving costs. Permanent and transitional housing for families with children 2-17 years old.

17972 Sky Park Circle, Building #47, Suite E, Irvine, CA 92614 (949) 631-7213

South County Outreach  www.sco-oc.org

Dedicated to assisting families with dependent children. SCO provides housing, food, rental and utility assistance, homeless prevention counseling, computer training, clothing, and seasonal programs. 6-9 month program. Must have a child under 18 and be employed, w/income.

7 Whatney, Irvine, CA 92618 (949) 380-8144 ext. 215

WISEPlace  www.wiseplace.org

A community of housing and hope for women in crisis. Formerly the South Orange County YWCA. Rapid rehousing for women and single-room occupancy program for unaccompanied homeless women ages 18 and up. WISEPlace conducts open interviews every Wednesday from 9:30-11:00am (no appointments necessary).

Steps program: Assists victims of domestic violence, those recovering from alcohol or substance abuse and those who have experienced financial reversal. First Step program: Assists women ages 18-24 coming out of the foster care system or other dysfunctional environment. This program emphasizes education and life skills. Senior Step program: Assists women over 55 years old with emphasis on long-term housing and health stability. Step-Up program: Assists women with developmental disabilities, with an emphasis on life skills training and securing employment leading to long-term stability. Positive Step program: Assists women that have been chronically homeless and are highly motivated to start on their road to independence.

1411 North Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (714) 542-3577

Families Forward www.families-forward.org

Families Forward’s Housing Program is designed to help families who have recently faced a crisis that left them homeless get back on their feet by providing housing, counseling, career coaching, life-skills training, and referral services. Clients may receive rental subsidies, food, medical and dental assistance, and other educational workshops. Length of program varies from family to family. Candidates for the Housing Program must be homeless and have a child under age of 18. Housing Program: (949) 552-2727


Family Promise of Orange County

Family Promise serves families with children up to 18 years old. Programs include a 60-day emergency shelter. 6- month transitional housing and a Second Step program (shared living space (2 bedrooms per family) $600/month rent $150 utilities) 161 S Orange St, Orange, CA 92866 (714) 787-3487

American Family Housing

AFH provides transitional shelter and permanent supportive housing for people who are employed or employable and transitional housing for unaccompanied adults who may be unable to work and need assistance with accessing mainstream benefits. Serves homeless single men, single women, and families.

15161 Jackson St Midway City, CA 92655 (714) 897-3221 ext. 100


SPIN (Serving People in Need)  www.spinoc.org

Restoring Orange County’s families and individuals in crisis to permanent self-sufficiency through SPIN’s long-term, proven case management and support services. Provides housing for families with kids under 18 years old.

151 Kalmus Dr, Suite H-2, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626 (714) 751-1101


Family Assistance Ministries (FAM) www.family-assistance.org

Provides food, financial, and housing assistance to the residents of South Orange County. We provide shelter, utility assistance, transportation assistance, medical, dental, prescriptions assistance, financial counseling and courses as well as collaborating with other social services organizations to provide referrals and medical screenings, immunizations, eye glasses, and much more.

1030 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, CA 92673 (949) 492-8477


Casa Santa Maria (100 unit independent living, senior housing complex that provides affordable housing for low-income older adults): 7551 Orangethorpe Avenue Buena Park, CA 90621 (714) 523-1734



First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park  www.firstsouthernbaptistchurchofbuenapark.com

1-night emergency shelter for homeless single adults. Must have I.D. Provides on-site meals, groceries every 30 days, counseling and showers (no toiletries).

6801 Western Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621 (714) 522-7201 Pastor Wiley Drake

The Courtyard

24/7, 365 days a year- providing a safe and secure environment for those seeking respite from the streets. 400 W. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Hospitality House  www.salvationarmy-socal.org/southern-california/hospitality-houses

Men only up to 2 weeks.

818 E. 3rd Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 (714) 542-9576

Friendship Shelter  www.friendshipshelter.org/

20652 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 (949) 497-2959

Casa Youth Shelter

The purpose of Casa Youth Shelter is to provide temporary shelter for runaways and youth in crisis, enabling them to come through the crisis with an increased personal strength and a sense of renewal while in a supportive environment, with family reunification as a primary goal.

10911 Reagan St, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Waymakers (CSP)

The CSP Youth Shelter in Laguna Beach started offering services to runaway homeless and at-risk youth in 1979. In 2006, the HB Youth Shelter opened with 12 additional beds for a total of 18 beds for this fragile population. Thousands of children between the ages of 11-17 have stayed in the safety of the Shelters. The youth shelters offer a short term crisis intervention residential program with the goal on family reunification. Children at risk of homelessness, institutionalization, incarceration, or hospitalization, are given emergency shelter, meals 24-hour supervision, indivual group and family counseling, academic tutoring, prevention education, and life skills development activies as well as aftercare services.

(949 250-0488

Bobby Bledsoe

Regional Pastor & National Hope Director

Office: (724)719-2903 ext. 2005

Cell: (207)745-2140

bbledsoe@cityreachnetwork.org cityreachhopehomes.org

The Armory Santa Ana