OC Armory Emergency Shelter Program

The Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelter program provides shelter and services for the homeless at the National Guard Armories during cold weather months. Individuals experiencing homelessness will receive a nutritious meal, a warm shower, and a safe place to sleep. Volunteers will pass out donations of warm clothing and service providers from Orange County will be on-site.

The Armory Shelter Program does not allow clients to walk onto or off of the shelter property.


The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelters in Fullerton and Santa Ana will be relocating as of Tuesday March 24, 2020. The alternative sites will begin operating as a 24/7 Emergency Shelter Program.

The new locations for each are below:

Fullerton Armory

Independence Park Gymnasium
801 W. Valencia Dr.

Santa Ana Armory
Salvation Army Site
2603 W. First St.
Santa Ana

To inquire about bed availability, please call:
Fullerton Armory | (714) 213-9815
Santa Ana Armory | (949) 988-1239


Fullerton Bus Pick-Up Locations:

Pick-ups begin at 6 PM

1. La Habra Community Resource Care Center
350 S. Hillcrest Ave., La Habra, CA 90631
2. Fullerton Transportation Center
Santa Fe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832
(North side of the street, between Pomona & Lemon)
1. H.I.S. House/Placentia Presbyterian Church Parking Lot
849 Bradford Ave., Placentia, CA 92870
2. City Hall Park
401 S. Brea Blvd., Brea, CA 92821

Santa Ana Bus Pick-Up Locations:

Pick-ups begin at 6 PM
1.Flower & Civic Center, Santa Ana
(On Flower, east side of the street, between 6th and Civic Center Dr.)
2. 1901 W. Walnut, Santa Ana
(On Walnut near 1st St. across from Social Services Agency)

For more information please view these downloadable flyers that give details on the location, drop off sites, and contact information.

Fullerton Armory

Santa Ana Armory