We help homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community. Join us today to help end homelessness in south Orange County, one person at a time.



Compassion & Acceptance • Responsibility • Integrity 

Creativity & Flexibility • Community


Friendship Shelter was incorporated in 1988 to provide year-round shelter and rehabilitation to homeless adults. Today we provide a full complement of services to the most vulnerable homeless people in our community, and are focused on finding the most appropriate permanent housing solution for each individual. Our programs follow the framework of three evidence-based practices: housing first, harm reduction, and recovery model. We have worked with more than 10,000 people to end their homelessness and are proud that each night more than 160 homeless and formerly homeless people sleep safe, warm, and cared for in one of our programs.


Meet just a few of the people your support helps.


Looking for a rewarding way to get involved with Friendship Shelter? Consider being a Guest Chef!  Friendship Shelter's generous volunteers prepare, cook, and help serve hot, healthy meals for the men and women we work with every night of the week. Guest Chefs of all ages are encouraged to volunteer their time and recipes, and make a positive difference in the lives of the clients in our residential and emergency shelter programs. 



Guest Chef group from

Pacific Hills Calvary Chapel

949.494.6928 • office@friendshipshelter.org • PO Box 4252, Laguna Beach CA 92652