Orange County Emergency Shelter Opens Ahead of Inclement Weather

By Brandon Drey
Brandon Drey
Brandon Drey
Brandon Drey is a California-based reporter for The Epoch Times.
December 29, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

SANTA ANA, Calif.—In preparation for heavy rain and cold weather, the Orange County Cold Weather Emergency Shelter in Santa Ana will open its doors to adults over 18-years-old beginning Thursday, Dec. 30, for 24 hours.

According to the AccuWeather forecast, Santa Ana will see a high of 59 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 44 degrees, with a flood warning on city streets and poor drainage areas.

Located at the Santa Ana Armory on East Warner Avenue and Main Street, the shelter provides 400 beds per night for the homeless and offers a warm meal and accessible restrooms.

It is mandatory for participants to board a shuttle bus at one of the two designated pick-up locations as walk-ins will not be permitted into the shelter.

  • The first bus will leave at 5:30 p.m. from Flower Street and Civic Center Drive.
  • The second bus will leave at 6:30 p.m. from Walnut Street near 1st Street, across from the Social Services Agency.

The emergency shelter requires participants to wear a mask indoors and practice physical distancing as part of the COVID-19 protocols.

Additionally, weapons, drugs, or alcohol will not be permitted in or around the shelter.

For more details, contact the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter site at 213-220-5636.

Brandon Drey
Brandon Drey is a California-based reporter for The Epoch Times.