Orange, partner County Agencies, and local non-Profits, held a “Navigation Day” on Wednesday to connect unhoused and in-need individuals with Continuum of Care services.
An array of County and non-profit organizations were represented on the cul-de-sac at W. Struck Ave., including the Orange Police Department homeless outreach team, the Orange County Health Care Agency, the Orange County Social Services Agency, CalOptima, Orange County North Service Planning Area (North SPA) Navigation Centers, and HomeAid. These providers are all part of the “Continuum of Care” system of services available to those in-need, and include shelter, health resources, physical health services, domestic abuse and drug abuse resources, mental health services, food insecurity relief, job resources, and many others.
The “Continuum of Care“ model moves unhoused clients through a process that can offer a path towards stability and re-integration. Collectively, our partners reported 140 individual “points of contact” with 45 people accepting services, and six unhoused people receiving placement into shelters.
Orange plans to use what was learned on Wednesday to plan for similar outreach efforts in the near future.