CALIFORNIA HOMELESS SHELTERS, FOOD PANTRIES AND MORE
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:
Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any money.
This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters . At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.
If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, DIAL “211″ from a land-line telephone. This will not work from a cell telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the location you are currently in plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.
Don’t have a land-line telephone??? Go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.
For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
1) the name of your State/Commonwealth, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico and
2) if you have a conviction and your record contains something more serious than a traffic conviction within the past 7-years. We do NOT need to know what the conviction was, we do not want to waste your time with opportunities you will not be qualified to apply for at this time.
Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.
OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
OFFICE CONTACT INFO:
THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG
OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500
Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.
IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.
A free housing service that helps people find a room, house or apartment that best suits their needs. Search by rent amount, accessibility features, housing vouchers and more. Also has information about moving costs, assisted living facilities, help for people who are homeless and financial assistance to help pay rent.
For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/california/housing
ALWAYS BRING THESE ITEMS WITH YOU WHEN APPLYING ANYWHERE
When you have these items with you, it shows the prospective landlord you are serious about attaining stable
housing. You will not waste time to go back there if you are ready in the first place. Be prepared to have to fill
out the application there and then!
• Birth Certificate
• Social Security Card
• Valid Photo Drivers License or Valid Photo State ID Card
• Most Recently Dated Medicaid/Medicare Card
• A current Decision Letter from your local Board of Social Services Office Services or Social Security, Food-stamps, stating the amounts you are receiving.
• Should you be disabled, a copy of your most current Med-1 Form from your County Social Services Office or your Social Security Decision Letter stating your disability.
• Proof of any and all of the programs that you are attending.
• Hospital’s Charity Care Papers
IF YOUR TRANSITIONAL OR HALF-WAY HOME HAS OPENINGS – PLEASE LET ME KNOW!
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SECTION 8 HOUSING LISTING…
CAN BE FOUND IN THE “TRANSITIONAL HOUSING” SECTION THANK YOU!
EMERGENCY HOUSING AND OTHER SERVICES:
Salvation Army, 12th & North B Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 442-0331
St. John’s Shelter, 1321 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 448-0701
Francis House 1214 17th St. Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 443-2646
American Family Housing 714-897-3221
Working families and singles. No walk ins.
Anaheim Interfaith 714-774-8502
Families, or single parent with child(ren).
Must have income.
Casa Teresa 714-538-4860
Single pregnant women (7 mos & under) with no other children, School or work required. Orange, CA
Casa Youth Shelter 800-914-2272
Ages 12-17, accepts pregnant teens. Los Alamitos, CA
Colette’s Children’s Home 714-596-1380
Single women with or without children. Fee.
Huntington Beach, CA
CSP Youth Shelter 949-494-4311
Youth 11-17 years old. South County, CA
Eli Home 714-300-0600
Transitional housing for women with children under age 12 who are victims of family abuse or domestic
violence. Faith based. Fee. Orange, CA
Emmanuel House 714-836-7188
Transitional housing for single adults with HIV/AIDS. Santa Ana, CA. Working program.
Families Forward 949-552-2727
Families, single parent with child(ren) . Serves Irvine, CA and south county community residents only.
Friendship Shelter 949-494-6928
Single men and women, willingness to work and be clean and sober. Laguna Beach, CA
Fullerton Interfaith/New Vista, CA 714-680-3691
Families or single parent with children. Must have income. No singles/no couples.
H.I.S. House 714-993-5774
Transitional living for families, singles, single parents with child(ren), and couples. Placentia, CA
Hannah’s House 714-538-2185
Single pregnant women considering adoption. Must be working or attending school. Orange, CA
House of Hope 714-247-4340
Single women, women with children under 10, youth, accepts pregnant women. Santa Ana/Orange, CA
Huntington Youth Shelter 714-842-6600
Ages 11-17. Huntington Beach, CA
Interfaith Shelter Network 714-738-0534
Single employable adults, 4 mos. Program. Faith based.
Kathy’s House 949-248-8300
Women with or without children. 6 mos transitional recovery program for substance abuse or DV.
Laurel House 714-832-0207
Youth, ages 11-17. No pregnant, no drug/alcohol abuse, probation or criminal record. Tustin, CA
Mary’s Shelter 714-730-0930
Pregnant youth 12-17. Parental consent required. Santa Ana, CA
Mercy House Programs 714-836-7188
Transitional living for single men and single women with children under 10. Must be employed or in job training
full time. Santa Ana, CA
Orange Coast Interfaith Shelter 800-775-7213
Emergency and transitional shelter for families, single parents with children. Accepts pregnant. No single
men or women. Costa Mesa, CA
Orangewood Children’s Foundation 714-619-0222
Emancipated foster youth housing information
Precious Life Shelter 562-431-5025
Pregnant women, no other children. Emergency & transitional. Los Alamitos
Rescue Mission – Orange County 714-247-4300
MEN ONLY. 1901 West Walnut, Santa Ana, CA
Salvation Army Hospitality House 714-542-9576
Families, singles, single parents, pregnant women, disabled and couples with no children.
818 East Third Street, Santa Ana, CA
CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
The Sheepfold 714-237-1444
Women with children. Faith Based. Orange, CA
Thomas House 714-647-7534
Families, singles with children, accepts pregnant. Must be willing to work. Garden Grove, CA
Toby’s House 949-661-4408
Single pregnant women. May have other children. South County, CA
WISE Place for Women 714-542-3577
Single employable or employed women. No children. Fee. Santa Ana, CA
Rescue Mission 714-247-4300, 1901 W. Walnut, Santa Ana, CA
MEN—Monday-Saturday, 8:00 am
Wintersburg Presbyterian Church 714-740-9400, 2000 No. Fairview St., Santa Ana, CA
MEN & WOMEN, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm Tuesday & Friday
Bus Information, OCTA 714-636-7433
Child Shuttle 714-999-2881
O.C.T.A. Access 714-560-5956
Shared ride service for persons with limited functional abilities
The information has been compiled by 2-1-1 Orange County, a non-profit 501(c)(3), and does not constitute an
endorsement of any program, service or a confirmation of certification. No exclusion is intentional. Information
has been provided by the agencies themselves and all names, services, and descriptions are subject to change.
2-1-1 OC requests that any inaccuracies or suggestions be brought to our attention so we can make the
necessary changes. Reproduction of this guide is encouraged. Please check 2-1-1
Orange County’s Web site for Resource Guide updates.
2-1-1 or 1-888-600-4357
Amvets Service Foundation 714-761-5811
Anaheim Veterans Center-Counseling 714-776-0161
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 562-826-8000
Veterans First 714-547-0615
Veterans Service Office-O.C. 714-567-7450
Veterans Services-VA Benefits 800-827-1000
CSP Victim Assistance Program 949-975-0254
Trauma Intervention Program 949-707-9016
Adult Protective Services 800-451-5155
CA Youth Crisis Line-24 hrs. 800-843-5200
Child Abuse Registry 800-207-4464
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
2-1-1 Los Angeles 800-339-6993
Missing & Exploited Children 800-843-5678
Rape Crisis — CSP 714-957-2737
Suicide Prevention Center 800-784-2433
ALCOHOL AND DRUG SERVICES___________
Adult Rehabilitation—Salvation Army 714-758-0414
Single Men, Single Women
Support for persons affected by someone else’s drinking
Alcoholics Anonymous Referrals 714-556-4555
Cocaine Anonymous Referrals 949-650-1011
Drug & Alcohol Services, O.C. 714-834-3840
Referrals for Perinatal, Dual Diagnosis,
Methadone Maintenance and Detox services
Mariposa Women’s Center 714-547-6494
Narcotics Anonymous Referrals 714-590-2388
Nat’l Council on Alcoholism & Drug 949-770-1191
Dependence—Referrals for treatment
Rescue Mission—Rehab. Program 714-258-4450
SPIN-Serving People In Need 714-751-1101
SARP program offers financial assistance for those
Child Abuse Prevention Center 714-543-4333
Child Abuse Registry 800-207-4464
Child Guidance Center 714-953-4455
Children’s Bureau of Southern CA 714-517-1900
AIDS Services Foundation 949-809-5700
Braille Institute 714-821-5000
Brain Injury Network-St. Jude 866-785-8332
Dayle McIntosh Ctr. for the Disabled 714-621-3300
Family Connections, O.C. Ark 714-744-5301
Developmentally disabled adults
In Home Support Services – O.C. 714-825-3000
Must be receiving SSI or very low income
Learning Disabilities Assn. of O.C. 714-547-4206
Mental Health Association-Drop-In Ctr 714-668-1530
Providence Speech & Hearing 714-639-4990
Regional Center of O.C. 714-796-5100
State Disability Claims 800-480-3287
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ____________________
Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
Human Options 949-854-3554
Interval House 714-891-8121
Laura’s House 866-498-1511
Women’s Transitional Living Center 714-992-1931
GED Information-CA Dept. of Ed. 800-626-9433
O.C. Department of Education 714-966-4000
Project H.O.P.E. 800-649-5522
School program for homeless children
California Dept. of Rehabilitation 714-662-6030
Job assistance for persons with disabilities
Conservation Corps. O.C. 888-641-2677
Youth 18-26, employment opportunities
EDD-Job Service Office 714-518-2315
Fair Employment-CA Dept of 800-884-1684
One Stop Employment Centers, Adults and Youth
Anaheim Workforce Center 714-765-4350
Fullerton One Stop 714-441-3040
Irvine One Stop 949-341-8000
Santa Ana W/O/R/K Center 714-565-2600
Westminster One Stop 714-241-4900
Unemployment Ins. Applications 800-300-5616
Cal Works, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal, Refugee Cash
Cal Works South Regional Center 949-206-4000
Cal Works West Regional Center 714-503-2200
Anaheim Regional Center 714-575-2400
Laguna Hills Regional Center 949-206-4000
Santa Ana Regional Center 714-435-5800
West Regional Center 714-741-7100
General Relief/Food Stamps 714-834-8899
Single adults with no other resources
Social Security Information 800-772-1213
Social Services, General Program Info 714-541-7700
AIDS Services Foundation 949-809-5700
Camino Health Center-SJC 949-240-2272
Huntington Beach Comm. Clinic 714-847-4222
Laguna Beach Community Clinic 949-494-0761
Lestonnac Free Med & Dent Orange 714-633-4600
S.O.S. Free Med & Dent Costa Mesa 949-650-0640
U.C.I. Family Health Center 888-456-7002
Clinic Referrals-O.C. H.C.A. 800-564-8448
Dental Care-O.C. H.C.A. 714-834-8408
Environmental Health 714-433-6000
To report unsafe, unsanitary conditions
Immunizations – Children 800-564-8448
Maternal-Child Health – Appointments 800-914-4887
Medi-Cal Information 714-541-7700
MSI -Medical Svcs. for Indigents 714-834-5211
Sexually Transmitted Disease – O.C. 714-834-8592
Tobacco Use Prevention Program 714-541-1444
Anaheim Housing Authority 714-765-4320
Including shared housing and counseling
Fair Housing, CA State 800-698-3247
Garden Grove Housing Authority 714-741-5150
H.O.M.E.S. Inc. 949-851-2766
Housing and support services for adults
with a psychiatric disability
Human Relations Commission 714-567-7470
O.C. Housing Authority 714-480-2700
O.C. Vector Control 714-971-2421
S.R.O.’s—Single Room Occupancy
Bartlett Building-San Clemente 949-369-9720
Costa Mesa Village 949-642-8226
Fullerton City Lights 714-525-4751
Irvine Inn 949-551-7999
Park Place Village-Costa Mesa 949-646-7804
Santa Ana Housing Authority 714-667-2200
U.S. Dept. of Housing Urban Dev.FHA 714-796-5577
Birth, Death, Marriage Certificates 714-834-2500
Child Support Services, O.C. Dept. of 714-541-7600
Legal Aid Hotline 800-834-5001
Public Defender – O.C. 714-834-2144
Public Law Center 714-541-1010
Tel-Law Information 949-440-6740
Temporary Restraining Order – CSP 714-935-7956
Adult Mental Health O.C. H.C.A. 714-480-6767
Children & Youth Services O.C. HCA 714-834-5015
Children’s Bureau of Southern CA 714-517-1900
Consumer Credit Counselors, O.C. 714-547-2227
Gary Center Community Counseling 562-691-3263
Human Options Comm. Resource Ctr. 714-435-9992
Batterers Intervention Counseling 949-679-9671
Jewish Family Service 949-435-3460
Latino Psychological & Social Services 714-834-0757
Lutheran Social Services Counseling 714-626-1800
Mariposa Women’s Center 714-547-6494
Counseling for substance abuse
Mental Health Association of O.C. 714-547-7559
Clubhouse (day program)-C. Mesa 949-646-9226
Clubhouse (day program)-G. Grove 714-638-8410
Drop-In Center (homeless adults) 800-701-0131
2416 S. Main St., Santa Ana, 6:00 am-3:00 pm
O.C. Youth & Family Services 714-543-8468
Pepperdine Community Counseling 949-223-2570
Straight Talk Clinic 714-828-2000
Turning Point Center for Families 714-547-8111
REFUGEE/IMMIGRATION SOCIAL SERVICES
Catholic Charities-Immigration 714-347-9600
Immigration & Naturalization 800-375-5283
St. Anselm Cross Cultural Center 714-537-0608
SAFETY NET SERVICES___________________
Utilities, Financial, Diapers, Food, Formula, Clothing
(depending on availability of funds)
Access California 714-917-0440
Social services assistance for Muslim, Arab and
Middle Eastern communities (Multi-lingual)
Anaheim Independencia 714-826-9070
Serving 92804 zip code area
Catholic Charities-Santa Ana 714-668-1130
Community Action Partnership of O.C.
Utility assistance 714-839-6199
Food Bank 714-667-0717
Family Assistance Ministries-So. Cty. 949-492-8477
Family Resource Centers
Call 2-1-1 OC 2-1-1 or 1-888-600-4357
Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Svc. 714-738-0255
Lutheran Social Services-G.G. 714-534-6450
S.O.S. (Share Our Selves)-Costa Mesa 949-642-3451
South County Outreach 949-380-8144
Serving south county families and seniors
Serving Anaheim & surrounding 714-491-1020
Serving Hunt. Bch. & surrounding 714-841-0150
Serving Santa Ana & surrounding 714-384-0481
Serving South Orange County. 949-366-6652
Serving West Orange County 714-901-1480
Someone Cares Soup Kitchen
Free hot lunches, Mon-Fri 1:00-4:00 pm
720 W. 19th Street, Costa Mesa
South O.C. Community Svcs. Council 949-364-0500
Southwest Community Center 866-883-5632
Vietnamese Community of O.C. 714-558-6009
Vietnamese League of Orange County 714-537-7808
WIC-Women, Infants & Children 888-942-9675
Council on Aging-Ombudsman 714-479-0107
Office on Aging—Info & Assistance 800-510-2020
Fresno Rescue Mission Administration, 310 G Street, Fresno CA 93706
P. O. Box 1422, Fresno CA 93716-1422
(559) 268-1317 (fax)
Overnight Shelter for Men 310 G Street, Fresno CA 93706, P. O. Box 1422, Fresno CA 93716-1422
(559) 268-1317 (fax)
The Academy, 310 G Street, Fresno CA 93706
(559) 268-0839, Ext. 112
New Start Transitional Home, 1293 N. Van Ness, Fresno CA 93728
Emergency Family Shelter, 315 G Street, Fresno CA 93706
Craycroft Youth Center, 335 G Street, Fresno CA 93706
Craycroft Sonshine Ranch, 3350 N. McCall, Sanger CA 93647
PORVERELLO HOUSE: PO Box 12225 Fresno CA 93777 | (559) 498-6988
BAKERSFIELD HOMELESS CENTER:
The mission of the Bakersfield Homeless Center is to provide support and resources to families and individuals
in crisis while helping them achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency.
Bethany Services, founded in 1972, is a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that owns and operates the
Bakersfield Homeless Center.
The Bakersfield Homeless Center has provided year-around emergency shelter, food, clothing and supportive
services for more than fifteen years. In that period, the BHC provided more than ●2,451,779 hot meals ●
727,226 warm beds ● 3,445 jobs ● 3,537 housing placements.
BHC Emergency Services
Restrooms and Showers
BHC Social Services
Program Name & Descriptions
Food & Shelter – Bakersfield Homeless Center provides critical emergency food and shelter to homeless
families with children, single women and a small percentage of single men.
New View Program Family Program – Through extensive case management BHC addresses the root causes of
homelessness to help families achieve stable, independent community living. Individual case plans specifically
address barriers to healthy family dynamics, employment and housing. These services are also provided to
single adult women and men residing at BHC.
Client Services – BHC Client Services’ staff provide laundry, hygiene kits, clothing distribution, mail service,
furniture for housing placements, lockers, and donation management.
Health Care – BHC provides clients with access to evaluation and treatment by volunteer medical and dental
professionals, preventive education and access to prescription medicine for uninsured homeless clients.
Counseling – A Family Counselor works with individuals and families to address behaviors contributing to
homelessness and improve family dynamics.
Case Management – Case managers work with clients to develop individual case plans that address each
individuals’ specific factors that contribute to homelessness.
Discovery Depot, Licensed Child Care – BHC offers the only licensed childcare center in the state of California
located on-site at a homeless shelter, funded by First 5 Kern and staffed and operated through a sub-contract
with California State University, Bakersfield.
Rainbow Room Childcare Center – On-site childcare offering activities for pre-school and school-aged children
while parents are involved in on-site activities.
Homeless Court – This innovative community court is designed to help homeless individuals and families
remove legal barriers to achieving housing and self-sufficiency.
Job Skills Program – The BHC In-House Volunteer Program is designed to help homeless clients learn valuable
job skills as they assist in the day-to-day operations of the Center.
Job Development and Placement Program – BHC Job Development and Placement Program provides training
for “living wage” jobs, along with the education and skill development and job placement services to help
homeless people gain employment and long-term stability.
Housing Assistance Program – The Housing Access Unit assists in housing search and placement, negotiations
with tenants and landlords, and tenant education in addition to the household goods needed to re-establish and
maintain a household.
Homeless Prevention Services – BHC provides emergency housing and utilities payments through EF&SP and
DHS funding to prevent loss of habitable housing.
Aftercare Program – These services are designed to help prevent recurring homelessness through supportive
activities such as home visits, counseling, and economic support in the form of supplemental food and
household supplies and childcare.
1600 E. Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield Ca, 93305
Visalia Rescue Mission
Men’s residential and shelter program
322 NE First Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 733-2231
Fax: (559) 733-0907
Administration Office, 306 NE First Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 740-4178
Fax: (559) 733-3485
House of Hope, Women’s residential program, 831 E. Houston Avenue, Visalia, CA 93292
Phone: (559) 635-9553
Fax: (559) 635-8261
Shelter of Hope, Women’s emergency shelter, 1413 N. Burke, Visalia, CA 93292
Phone: (559) 734-7921
Fax: (559) 734-7926
Everyday, in the late afternoon, the homeless begin to gather across the street from the Visalia Rescue
Mission. Most have no other place to go. They are tired, hungry, dirty and lack hope. They come for a shower, a
hot meal, and a safe, clean place to sleep and find much more.
Shelters & Address Telephone Accommodations…….
Interfaith Shelter Network, 1880 Third Ave, #12, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 702-5399 Seasonal night-time shelters-various locations
St. Clare’s Home, 2091 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027
Catholic Charities, 759 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 696-0873 Rachel’s Women’s Center
San Diego Rescue Mission, 120 Elm Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 687-3720 Women & Children
Brother Benno, 3260 Production Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054
Neil Good Day Center, 299 17th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-3041 No overnight
Salvation Army, 732 F Street, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 231-6030 Emergency Lodging
Interfaith Community Services of Escondido – Main Office
550 West Washington, Suite B, Escondido, CA 92025
Interfaith Community Services of Escondido – Coastal Office
2195 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside, CA 92054
St. Vincent De Paul Village, 1501 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Crisis House, 1034 No. Magnolia Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020
Regional Task Force on the Homeless, 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123
North County Solutions for Change, 722 W. California Ave., Vista, CA 92083
FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA GO TO BAHA.ORG
Oxford House – Foothill, 8055 Redwood Ave, Fontana, CA 92336
Oxford House – Maria Elena, 2348 W. Willow Street, Stockton, CA 95203
WE LEAVE NO STONE UNTURNED WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING OTHERS!!