The Office of Care Coordination, led by Director of Care Coordination Susan Price, engages across Orange County, working with cities and community-based organizations to strengthen regional capacity and multi-city, multi-sector investments to prevent and address homelessness, coordinate public and private resources to meet the needs of the homeless population in Orange County and promote integration of services throughout the community that improve the countywide response to homelessness.
BUILDING A SYSTEM OF CARE IN ORANGE COUNTY
Orange County is the third largest county in California, and sixth largest in the nation with a population of more than three million people. Despite our affluent reputation, we have residents who have needs you might not expect. Like many counties across the nation, we have people experiencing homelessness. The County of Orange is working diligently to provide funding and resources for this vulnerable population.
The County of Orange is the lead in Orange County’s Continuum of Care (CoC.) Together with cities, nonprofits, community organizations and businesses, Orange County’s CoC is building a system of care to connect those experiencing homelessness to available resources and assistance.
See a listing of OC system of care available resources here. ("Available resources" refers to funding or allocations received by departments that fund initiatives for which homeless persons are eligible. Some funding is considered to be renewed and used for continuing obligations, such as with some of the housing programs.)
POINT IN TIME COUNT
Orange County’s Point in Time (PIT) count occurred on January 28th, 2017. The PIT count is a biennial tally of people without a home on a particular night. We count because we want to understand homelessness in our community in order to end it. This PIT count provides vital information that guides and shapes the way we approach and solve homelessness in Orange County. This information is provided to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and informs the amount and type of resources Orange County receives to help end homelessness.
Making Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost-effective regional public services.
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