Homelessness Care Providers

CA Safe Reopening

To protect all of our most vulnerable citizens during this challenging time, the County of Orange is working with a diverse group of stakeholders including cities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations to prevent COVID-19 illnesses and outbreaks in persons experiencing homelessness. The information below provides guidance to assist our community partners in their COVID-19 response.

Recommendations for Homeless Shelters

All homeless shelters in Orange County should have a plan to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 into their facilities. This plan should include measures to assure adequate physical distancing, educate staff and clients about COVID-19, and respond to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. A summary of critical measures can be found in OCHCA’s Shelter COVID-19 Checklist.

Congregate living-style shelters (as opposed to dormitory or hotel-style shelters) should implement routine laboratory screening of staff and residents. This screening should be performed at least every four weeks, whether or not COVID-19 cases have recently been identified in the shelter, as long as COVID-19 continues to be present in Orange County. For specific recommendations, see Homeless Shelter COVID-19 Screening Guidance.


Homeless Response

The data below is reflective of the County's COVID-19 Homelessness Response System which is being managed by Illumination Foundation, the contracted provider, and encompasses the following three components:

  1. Temporary Isolation Shelter for individuals who are sick or symptomatic for COVID-19.
  2. Temporary Shelter for Vulnerable Populations, including asymptomatic individuals who are medically vulnerable and /or 65 years and older.
  3. Alternative Shelter System for individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness and asymptomatic.

Illumination Foundation provides daily meals and snacks, medical oversight, on-site security, transportation in and out of all sites, linkage to support services, and coordinates with Health Care Agency for behavioral health services.

  Current Occupancy (as of 10/3) Availability Total Capacity
Temporary Isolation Shelters 18 119 137
Orange Hotel 16 111 127
Laguna Hills Motel 2 8 10
Temporary Shelter for Vulnerable Population 563 40 555
Fullerton 21
(includes 3 partners)
8 26
Anaheim Hotel 270
(includes 19 partners)
13 264
Stanton Motel 76
(includes 8 partners)
4 72
Huntington Beach Hotel 139
(includes 16 partners)
4 127
Laguna Hills Hotel 57
(includes 2 partners)
11 66

*This chart will be updated on Mondays and Thursdays by 5 p.m.




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