Addressing Homelessness

What's New

The County of Orange is currently exploring the potential use of a property located at 1000 N. Kraemer Place for a Homeless Shelter to serve North Orange County cities. As part of this process, the County has been developing a comprehensive operational plan including applicable safety measures to address the concerns raised a community forum held in June.

The County completed the draft operational plan recently and recently held a community forum to give residents and businesses the opportunity to receive additional details on the County's best practice shelter plan. During the forum, the panel presented an Operations Plan and Public Safety Plan that identifies best practices in the operation of a homeless service center and shelter. 

For the latest, updates please visit the County's website 

On June 2, 2015, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a purchase and sale agreement for property in Anaheim, authorizing an investigation period to examine potential uses for the site, which include a year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center. Click here for more.

On May 5, 2015, the Anaheim City Council voted to approve funding for a cooperative agreement with the County of Orange and city of Fullerton to facilitate the study and fund the purchase of property in connection with the potential establishment of a year-round homeless emergency shelter and multi-service center at 1000 N. Kraemer Place. Click here for more. 

Upcoming Meetings

Monthly Homeless Collaborative Meetings:
Second Wednesday of every month, 12:00-1:30 p.m.  
Central Library (500 W. Broadway)
  1. Homeless Resources
  2. How Anaheim is Helping
  3. How You Can Help
Homeless Resources In and Around Anaheim
  • Homeless Resources in Orange County
  • Orange County Rescue Mission
  • Orange County's Homeless Services
  • Link to OC Armory Emergency Shelter Program
  • Mercy House
  • O.C. Partnership
  • Mary's Kitchen
  • Casa Teresa
  • Shelter for the Homeless: a heaven for hope
  • Precious Life Shelter
  • Homeless Intervention Shelter and House
  • Calvary Chapel East Anaheim
  • The Eli Home Shelter Program
  • Casa Youth Shelter 
Additional Resources
  • Coast to Coast Foundation: A non-profit organization that provides police officers with basic necessities for the homeless such as bus passes, food, water, socks, clothing, sleeping bags, Grey Hound Bus Tickets, Amtrak tickets, food gift cards, motel vouchers, back packs, bicycles, and California ID fees.
  • Orange County Health Care Agency – Adult Mental Health Services: A County agency that provides recovery mental health services and episodic treatment services which emphasize individual needs, strengths, choices, and involvement in service planning and implementation.
  • Anaheim Community Services, along with various other partnering organizations such as the Anaheim Poverty Task Force, Mercy House and the Fullerton Homeless Collaborative.
  • Islamic Circle of North America/Relief USA Muslims for Humanity: donation of funds to purchase one of the storage units used at the check-in center and provided sack lunches.
  • Calvary Chapel Open Door and Calvary Chapel East Anaheim: hot meals. 
  • Contact Community Services at (714) 765-5191.