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County of Orange Cold Weather Emergency Shelter Program available starting December 1, 2021

The County of Orange Cold Weather Emergency Shelter Program will be available for service at the California National Guard Armory in Santa Ana starting on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and remain available through Thursday, March 31, 2022.

The Cold Weather Emergency Shelter Program at the Armory in Santa Ana provides a total of up to 80 beds per night for adult individuals experiencing homelessness in Orange County. Program participants will receive a nutritious meal, access to showers, and a safe place to sleep.

COVID-19 testing and vaccines will be provided at the site to program participants on scheduled dates. COVID-19 protocols will be followed at the program, including: wearing of masks by staff and participants, screening for COVID-19 like symptoms and following physical distancing guidelines.

The Cold Weather Emergency Shelter will be operated by Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA). The operating hours for the Cold Weather shelter at the Armory are from 5 p.m. – 7 a.m., seven days a week. There are two bus pick-up and drop-off locations in Santa Ana to provide access to the cold weather shelter program; walk-ins are not permitted. For more information on accessing the services provided on site, please call (626) 442-4357.

In addition to the cold weather shelter program, the County of Orange operates the Yale Navigation Center in Santa Ana and Bridges at Kraemer Place in Anaheim. For additional information about County of Orange shelters, please visit: https://www.ochealthinfo.com/about-hca/directors-office/office-care-coordination/homeless-services/shelter-programs.

This article was released by the OC Health Care Agency.

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