Last night, Orange County Register reporter Sean Emory came to the Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Calif., one of two alternate sites being used as emergency homeless shelters until the NationalÂ Guard armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana are available on Dec. 13. The program runs from December through March or April, depending on funding, providing food, shelter, showers and access to medical, mental health and other services.
Due to the unusually cold weather, Mercy House, the operator of the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter program for Orange County, worked diligently to secure locations where the homeless could find shelter until the armories become available, and two churches generously offered the use of their facilities during this cold snap. The second alternate shelter location is the First United Methodist Church in Santa Ana.
Read the full story, “Shelters open as temperatures dip” in today’s Orange County Register.
Full disclosure: I serve as a member of Mercy House’s board of directors, and Mercy House is a pro bono client of Janson Group.