Emergency Shelters

If you are homeless and seeking immediate shelter, food, clothing or other types of assistance, please visit 2-1-1 Orange County's website (www.211oc.org) or dial 2-1-1 to reach the 24-hour free information and referral helpline. There, you will be linked to thousands of local health and human service programs in Orange County, CA. You may also find the Pocket Guide Resource Directory for Central Service Planning Area helpful.

The Orange County Behavioral Health OC Links is available by calling 855-OC-LINKS (855-625-4657), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. A live chat can also be found at www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/nit/oclinks/.

Year-Round Emergency Shelters - The Courtyard Transitional Shelter and Bridges at Kraemer Place. 

The Cold-Weather Shelters - The winter program provides up to 400 beds per night at the National Guard armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. A meal, warm shower and a safe place to sleep is provided. The Cold-Weather Shelter in Santa Ana is currently closed and a 100 bed temporary shelter is open at the Salvation Army Family Store through August.

Salvation Army Hospitality House - Provides year-round emergency shelter for men. The Santa Ana Hospitality House has a capacity of 50 beds, and also provides clients with meals, an on-site case manager and job placement assistance. Beds are assigned based on availability, as well as designated length of stay. However, individuals who need more time to rebuilt their lives have the opportunity to extend their stay and participate in the transitional living programs.

SAFEPlace - Provides a low barrier shelter with supportive services and an opportunity for  women to enter into transitional housing also operated by WISE Place for Women.

The Link - A 24-hour emergency homeless shelter facility in the City of Santa Ana that is ADA Accessible and serves homeless men, women, families with minor-aged children, women, and adult couples. The building houses four dormitories, family rooms, full bathroom facilities and more, which will enable individuals from the City of Santa Ana experiencing homelessness to focus on transitioning into permanent housing and opportunities for employment.


Courtyard Transitional Shelter

Santa Ana Transit Terminal
400 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 910-0436

Availability: Year-round
Capacity: 425 beds



Bridges at Kraemer Place

1000 N. Kraemer Place
Anaheim, CA 92806

(714) 836-7188

Availability: Year-round
Capacity: 200 beds



Fullerton Armory

400 S. Brookhurst Road,
Fullerton, CA 92833

(714) 836-7188 ext. 170

Availability: Winter Season
Capacity: 200 beds



Santa Ana Armory

612 E. Warner Ave.,
Santa Ana, CA 92707

(714) 836-7188 ext. 170

Availability: Winter Season
Capacity: 200 beds



Salvation Army Hospitality House

818 E 3rd St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701

(714) 542-9750

Availability: Year-round
Capacity: 50 beds




1411 N Broadway
Santa Ana, CA 92706

(714) 542-3577

Availability: Year-round
Capacity: 60 beds


Council Actions and Ordinances

On September 6, 2016, City Council approved a Civic Center Safety and Security Enhancement Program and adopted a Resolution declaring a Public Health and Safety Crisis related to homelessness.

On September 19, 2017, City Council approved a Resolution to hire a full-time Homeless Services Manager.