Homeless Services

In addition to affordable housing, supportive housing, and emergency shelter partners, the City provides grant funding to local nonprofit organizations for homelessness prevention services in Irvine, including Families Forward, South County Outreach, Human Options, and StandUp for Kids. The funded activities include transitional housing with supportive services, emergency rent and utility payment assistance, life skills counseling, clothing, and food pantries.

Visit the Orange County Department of Community Services' website to learn more about the ways in which the County is addressing homelessness in Orange County. 

Additional supportive resources include:

Housing Assistance Referral – 211 Orange County is a comprehensive information and referral system that links Orange County residents to community health and human services and support. If you are in need of emergency shelter, transitional housing, or other types of housing assistance, please dial 2-1-1 or call 888-600-4357 (toll free). For additional information, visit 211oc.org.

Human Options – Emergency shelter, transitional housing, and counseling for victims of domestic violence. For a complete list of services, call 949 -737-5242 or visit their website at humanoptions.org.

Families Forward – Families Forward of Irvine exists to help families in need achieve and maintain self-sufficiency through housing, food, counseling, education, and other support services. For more information, call 949-552-2727 or visit families-forward.org.

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County – Through a network of more than 300 nonprofit partner agencies, Irvine-based Second Harvest Food Bank brings nourishment and hope to more than 250,000 hungry children, seniors, and families in Orange County every month. For more information, visit feedoc.org.

South County Outreach – This nonprofit works to prevent hunger and homelessness in South Orange County. For more information, visit sco-oc.org.

StandUp for Kids – StandUp for Kids has the overall goal of leading homeless youth to self-sufficiency and preventing at-risk youth from gang involvement, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, and dropping out of school. For additional information, please visit standupforkids.org/orangecounty.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a free “Help for Homeless Veterans” hotline at 877-424-3838. You can also visit the VA’s Housing Assistance website at va.gov/housing-assistance.

Visit our Affordable Housing Resources page for additional information on support programs and services.

Click here to find out more about the City of Irvine’s efforts to prevent homelessness.