Shelter Programs


OC Shelters

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The Courtyard

On October 5, 2016, the County of Orange, in partnership with The Midnight Mission, opened The Courtyard at the former Santa Ana Transit Terminal. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, The Courtyard provides a safe and secure environment to those seeking respite from the streets.

400 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701

For additional information and updates, visit The Midnight Mission website.

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For donation opportunities, go to and The Midnight Mission website.

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Bridges at Kraemer Place

Bridges at Kraemer Place is an emergency shelter located in the City of Anaheim and operated by Mercy House through a contract with the County of Orange. Currently Bridges has a 100 person capacity, while a second phase of the project is expected to be finished in 2018. The second phase will allow the capacity to be doubled, totaling up to space for 200 occupants. It is also expected to bring an on-site health clinic as well as kitchen access. This shelter is open to those 18 and older. The goal of Bridges is to transition clients to provide more permanent housing plans as soon as possible.

A Management, Operations and Public Safety (MOPS) Plan that was developed and guides the operation of the Bridges at Kraemer Place operation. View MOPS Plan...

1000 N. Kraemer Place, Anaheim, CA 92806

For additional information and donation opportunities, visit the Mercy House website.


Bridges at Kraemer Place Community Advisory Board


 Date  Agenda  Minutes
 December 16, 2020  PDF  
 September 23, 2020  PDF  PDF
 June 24, 2020  PDF  PDF
 March 25, 2020      Notice of Cancellation  
 December 18, 2019  PDF  PDF
 September 25, 2019  PDF  PDF
 June 26, 2019  PDF  PDF
 March 27, 2019  PDF  PDF



Armory Emergency Shelter

The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter is a seasonal program (usually December - April) operated by Mercy House, providing up to 400 beds per night for the homeless at the California National Guard Armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana. The program provides shelter to families and individuals along with a nutritious meal, warm shower, a safe place to sleep, warm clothes, a wide variety of supportive services, and a friendly and safe atmosphere.


  • Santa Ana Armory: 612 East Warner (Warner / Main)
  • Fullerton Armory: 400 South Brookhurst (Brookhurst / Valencia)

For additional information and donation opportunities, visit the Mercy House website.

SAFEPlace by WISEPlace for Women

WISEPlace for Women in Santa Ana entered into contract with the County to provide up to 60 beds for single women and will be able to accommodate women with small to medium size pets. The new program SAFE Place for Women is a low barrier shelter with supportive services and offers and opportunity for the women to enter into transitional housing also operated by WISE Place for Women.


For additional information, call (714) 542-3577 or visit the WISEPlace website.