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Anaheim and nonprofit partner City Net have a comprehensive approach to addressing homelessness with a focus on outreach, providing access to services, support for a year-round shelter and affordable housing, and enforcement through public safety and code enforcement
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How To Give


If you want to donate goods or money to address homelessness in Anaheim, you can so through the Anaheim Resource Fund and our nonprofit partners: 

  • City Net/Bedrock Creek click here
  • Anaheim Community Foundation click here
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Homeless Resources


2-1-1 OC

One easy number for help with food, housing, employment, healthcare, counseling and more. 2-1-1 OC provides free and confidential information and referrals. Click here for more.

Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelter

This winter program provides up to 400 beds per night at the National Guard armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. The homeless can receive a meal, warm shower and a safe place to sleep. Fullerton accepts single men, while Santa Ana serves families of women and children. Click here for more.

Check-In Centers

Anaheim has two sites where the homeless can safely store their belongings.

La Palma Park
Check-In Center
La Palma Way near Anaheim Boulevard 

West Anaheim Transitional Storage Center* 
Anaheim Community Church at Beach Boulevard and Ball Road
*By appointment only. Contact City Net at (714) 451-6198 for more information.

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Anaheim homeless census
Public Safety
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City Net

Long Beach-based nonprofit contracted by the city of Anaheim to manage the Anaheim Homeless Collaborative and conduct weekly homeless outreach in the city. City Net helps provide basic necessities for the homeless, such as bus passes, train tickets, gift cards, water, motel vouchers and California identification card fees. City Net also works with Santa Ana, Buena Park, La Habra and Stanton.
Click here for more

Mercy House Living Centers

Santa Ana-based nonprofit that operates the La Palma Check-In Center at La Palma Park where the homeless can store personal property, provides supportive services and is the contracted operator for the Orange County's year-round homeless shelter in Anaheim.
Click here for more

Illumination Foundation

Irvine-based nonprofit working with schools to help place families in permanent housing and providing case management, medical care, mental health and workforce services to reduce dependence on community resource.
Click here for more

Homeless Shelter
Anaheim is the host city and has provided $500,000 in funding for Orange County's first year-round homeless shelter, Bridges at Kraemer Place, which opened in May 2017.

  • What: 24,390-square-foot industrial building being converted to a year-round homeless shelter focused on rehousing
  • Location: 1000 N. Kraemer Place, near the Riverside (91) Freeway and Kraemer Boulevard
  • Beds: 200
  • Opening: May 2017 with 100 beds, initial services, full operation in mid-2017 with 200 beds
  • Average length of stay: 30 days
  • Services: access to medical and mental health services; long-term housing placement; job and life skills training
  • Operator: Mercy House 
  • Learn more: Bridges at Kraemer Place
Affordable Housing
Through the Anaheim Housing Authority, we work with developers to bring affordable housing to Anaheim, help people find housing and offer rent-assistance vouchers. 

In  2016, Anaheim worked with Jamboree Housing Corp. and Innovative Housing Opportunities Inc. to open Rockwood Apartments. The video (right) is an inspiring story of what Anaheim is doing.
Rockwood video
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