Currently serving Buena Park, Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, and Stanon. More cities coming soon.

Helping The Homeless With The

Right People

Right Resources

Right Now

Where HOPE meets action

At HOPE Center of Orange County, we’re all about teamwork and making a real impact on homelessness. We’re a unique partnership spanning multiple cities and disciplines, all united by one mission: to provide reliable help and consistent support to those experiencing homelessness in the North Orange County Service Planning Area (SPA).

United in Purpose

We’re all about bringing together the efforts of North Orange County cities, local organizations, behavioral health practitioners, and community health workers. By working together, we’re able to plan, manage, and allocate resources more effectively, making sure help is available and appropriate for everyone who needs it.

Why this Matters

Traditional methods of addressing homelessness often miss the mark, leaving gaps that people can fall through. We’re here to fill those gaps by centralizing resources, coordinating responses, and integrating data. Together, we can make a real difference for those who need it most.

Member Spotlight

Meet Our Amazing Team

HOPE Center Outreach Coordinator, Elmer Flores

Elmer Flores

Elmer Flores has accumulated 7 years of valuable experience in the field of homeless services. His journey began as a site assistant at a homeless shelter, where he gained hands-on experience in providing support and assistance to individuals experiencing homelessness. Over time, he demonstrated dedication and proficiency in his role, allowing him to progress within the field. Through hard work and commitment, Elmer advanced to the position of Associate Manager at 2 homeless shelters located in Santa Ana and Fullerton. Elmer joined The HOPE Center February 2024 and looks forward to serving more homeless individuals in North Orange County.

When Elmer isn’t dedicating his time to assisting homeless individuals and making a positive impact in his community, he spends his time traveling and attending music festivals.

The Latest From HOPE Center OC


A word from our governor.

“I’m extraordinarily enthusiastic about what this state has done to seed real reforms and real strategies to support novel programs like this that are all about data… all about outcomes… creating platforms – literally and figuratively – of engagement… breaking down silos… and creating partnerships.”

– Governor Gavin Newsom

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Congrats to our partners and team members at Outreach Grid for successfully spreading the word on our approach to mitigating homelessness at the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ 2024 conference in Washington D.C. 👏

Opportunities like such are pivotal to the cause as collaboration is KEY in preventing and ending homelessness. 🤝 🧡

#naeh2024 #conference #outreachgrid #endhomelessness #washingtondc #housing #homelessness #advocacy #hopecenter
🧡 We’re excited to share Carla and Matthew’s uplifting journey! Facing uncertainty in Orange County, they met Officer Bishop, a Homeless Liaison Officer with the City of Fullerton, who recognized their need and directed them to HOPE Center OC. 

Connected with Fullerton’s Homeless Outreach Coordinator, they underwent an assessment and were deemed eligible for relocation support services. Thanks to the partnership between Fullerton and our center, their expenses were covered, reuniting them with loved ones in Ocala, FL. Together, we’re making a difference, one story at a time! 🌟 

Click link in bio to read the full story! 

#hopecenteroc #orangecounty #success #fullerton #housing #homelessness #publicsafety #fullertonpd
🧡🇺🇸 Happy Fourth of July from our team at the HOPE Center! As we celebrate freedom and independence, our office will be closed today. This holiday reminds us of the freedom we strive to provide for those we serve—freedom from homelessness and insecurity. 

We’ll be back tomorrow, continuing our mission to deliver essential resources and support. Have a safe and joyous holiday! 🎆

#fourthofjuly #independenceday #ooo #hopecenteroc #orangecounty #celebrate #homelessness #housing
🧡𝙍𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧’𝙨 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙅𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙊𝙪𝙧 𝘽𝙡𝙤𝙜! 

Discover how Peter, a dedicated Veteran, overcame homelessness with the support of HOPE Center. From facing health challenges to finding a stable home, his story showcases the power of collaboration and community support.

👉 Read full blog at link in bio! 

Learn how our team’s efforts and partnerships made an impact on Peter’s life. Together, we continue transforming lives and bringing hope to those in need. 

#hopecenter #successstory #endinghomelessness #blog #housing #veteran #usveteran #support #orangecounty #homeless