Friendship Shelter helps homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community.
What’s New at Friendship Shelter: Permanent Supportive Housing
Permanent Supportive Housing is a widely-accepted national best-practice in homeless services that greatly reduces the harm homeless people experience through their lives on the street, and significantly reduces the cost of homelessness for our community. We believe that Permanent Supportive Housing is a logical extension of our current work and a way to expand our services to meet our community’s growing need.
We recently launched a Scattered-Site Permanent Supportive Housing program in South Orange County and are working with the City of Laguna Beach on a Permanent Supportive Housing proposal. Please visit www.friendsofsupportivehousing.org to read more about our proposal, add your name to the growing list of community supporters, and find the answers to your questions.
Sunset View from Friendship Shelter
Photo courtesy of Lead House Supervisor, Karlie Noyes
Our self-sufficiency program in Laguna Beach, for which there is always a waiting list, provides a home, three meals daily and a wide range of support services for 32 men and women.
Residents are expected to work, save money and develop skills to rebuild their lives. Graduates may apply to Henderson House Transitional Living apartments located in San Clemente, where 24 residents live for up to one year, allowing them to consolidate their gains and continue on the path to fully productive lives. Friendship Shelter operates an emergency overnight shelter with the City of Laguna Beach which shelters 45 individuals each night.
The agency is funded through the generosity of philanthropic individuals, foundations and organizations throughout the area.
Since its inception, more than 6,000 adults have been the recipients of vital services.
Residents come from a broad range of personal and geographical backgrounds. We receive referrals from across Orange County from social workers, church and community organizations, chemical dependency and alcohol recovery programs, mental health agencies, hospitals, and other social services programs.
Anyone may call at any time to determine whether he or she is a candidate and to learn more about the program and procedures for acceptance.
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