Service providers and the Partnership to End Homelessness work together to systemize and standardize how people experiencing homelessness access, are assessed, referred and prioritized for program referrals. This is called Coordinated Entry (more info) and there are full Written Standards approved by the OCPEH Leadership Team in December 2021 and Coordinated Entry Policies & Procedures approved by the OCPEH Leadership Team in October 2022.
To connect with resources, please visit the online database, OC Connect or view the printable Orange County Resources Guide, below. OC connect lists a broad range of community resources and the Resource Guide provides comprehensive information about services for those in need including housing, employment, education, health & dental care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment/recovery, emergency assistance, food, legal services and more.
Inclement weather conditions can have detrimental and life-safety impacts for vulnerable populations with chronic health and disabling conditions, including people experiencing homelessness. It is critical to maintain resources where people can get in from out of the elements. Cold Weather resources can be found here.