Addressing Homelessness

What's New

The County of Orange Board of Supervisors on November 17, 2015 approved the purchase of the building and land at 1000 N. Kraemer Place, Anaheim to be used as the site of a new year-round emergency shelter and multi-service center to serve the homeless in North Orange County cities. 

For more information please visit the County of Orange webpage. 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.