Interim Homeless Shelter - The Link

About The Link

The Link is 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.

The Link is located at 2320 Red Hill Avenue in Santa Ana. The shelter’s primary focus is assisting program participants with creating a housing plan, making connections to housing resources and ending their homelessness as soon as possible. The Link has 200 beds and dedicated office and meeting space to offer additional services.

U.S. District Judge David O. Carter has publicly labeled the creation of this shelter as a "role model" for the county, the state, and "maybe the nation." The City of Santa Ana and Mercy House recognize that Judge Carter's endorsement may result in local media, Orange County elected officials and the Santa Ana community wanting to tour the facility themselves. It is our combined hope that the information offered on this web page will minimize the number of drop-ins so Mercy House can conduct their business — and The Link's occupants can feel comfortable — without interruptions and attention.

Who Can Use The Link?

This program maintains a strict no-walk-up policy. Clients without personal vehicles must take the shuttle to and from the shelter. Bicycle racks are available on the shuttle and must be used for those who own bikes.

The shelter will serve homeless men, women and families with minor aged children, and adult couples with the following criteria:

Contact The Link

Phone: 714-836-7188 ext. 204