OC Armory Emergency Shelter Program
The Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelter program provides up to 400 beds per night for the homeless at the National Guard Armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. The homeless 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 to provide needed services.
Dates of Operation
The Fullerton and Santa Ana Armories are closed for the winter season as of April 13th, 2014
Santa Ana Armory – 612 East Warner (Warner / Main)
Fullerton Armory – 400 South Brookhurst (Brookhurst / Valencia)
Bus Pick Up Locations:
(There will be pick-up at these sites on dark nights)
Pick Up #1 5:00PM
N. La Palma Park Way & Harbor, Anaheim
On North La Palma Park Way between Harbor and Homer (Northwest Side of Park)
Pick-Up #1 5:00PM
Flower & Civic Center – near 6th Street, Santa Ana
Pick Up #2 5:30PM
1901 W. Walnut, Santa Ana
Dark Nights and Alternative Sites:
The National Guard Armories are not available for use a few nights per month. On these “dark nights,” clients will be sheltered at alternate sites.
For more information, please contact:
Armory Emergency Shelter Info. (714)836-7188 ext. 131
James Brooks at (714)836-7188 ext. 107 or email@example.com
Austin Drissen at (714)836-7188 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to donate items to the individuals and families who come to the armories, please click here for our Armory Wish List.
Family Redirection Program
Families with children who seek shelter at the Armory Shelters are immediately redirected into a temporary congregation/alternate family shelter site. During the first 14 days, each family receives a thorough assessment and will continue to receive ongoing case management during their stay to set housing and financial goals and help clients enter into transitional and/or permanent housing.