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  Yale Shelter and Bridges at Kraemer Place. 

The Cold-Weather Shelters - (Currently closed.) The winter program beds, a warm meal, warm shower and a safe place to sleep. The Cold-Weather Shelter in Santa Ana is currently open at the Salvation Army Family Store during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The Link - (Currently closed.)  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.