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City Council 2018-2019

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The Costa Mesa City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019 meeting to move forward with a plan to partner with the Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene and expand what is an already existing inclement weather shelter into a high-security temporary solution to offer shelter beds to those in need, while also exploring site locations for a long-term shelter in the city.

To learn more about the Council and the proposed Bridge Shelter click the links below:

Press Release: Council takes historic vote to address homelessness with new bridge shelter at Lighthouse Church

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Network for Homeless Solutions is Costa Mesa's nonprofit partner working to provide pathways out of homelessness. You can contact NHS online www.costamesaca.gov/nhs or via phone at (714) 754-5346.

A lawsuit was filed against the cities of Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Orange, Santa Ana and the County of Orange regarding the scheduled removal of encampments and individuals who were illegally camping along the Santa Ana River trail. To enforce the city's anti-encampment ordinance and to avoid litigation, Federal District Court Judge David Carter provided direction to the city to provide shelter beds equal to 60 percent of the city’s last homeless count numbers. In January of 2017, the count found 103 unsheltered individuals in Costa Mesa, and 60% of 103 equals 62 beds.

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Organization Collaborations

 Telecare  Salvation Army
Collette's Children Home
 VA Santa Ana
 1736 Family Crisis
 Santa Ana Health and Wellness
 Companion Care
 Veterans First
 Action Alliance
 Senior Samaritans
 His House
 Volunteers of America (VOA)
 OC Outreach and Engagement
 Fresh Beginnings Ministries
 Opportunity Knocks
 Working Wardrobes
 OC PERT Team
 Broken Hearts Ministry
 OC Social Services office
 Friendship Shelter
 OC Links
 Grandma's House of Hope
 Share Ourselves (SOS)
 American Family Housing
 OC Public Library
 Grey Hound Bus
 Stand Up for Kids
 First Baptist Church
 Off the Streets
 Human Options
 St. John's Episcopal
 Lighthouse Church
 Pacific Haven
 Illumination Foundation
 St. John the Baptist (St. Vincent de Paul)
 Lighthouse Community Coastal
 Precious Hope
 OC Recorders Office
 The Crossing
 Living Success Center
 Project Hope Alliance
 Cal Optima
 Westminster Villa
 Mental Health Association
 Queen of Angels Helping Hands Ministry
 Charle Street
 Trellis
 Mercy House
 Rock Harbor
 Church of Christ
 VA Long Beach
 Newport Beach Acute Care
 Oasis Mental Health
 Department of Motor Vehicles
 Families Forward
 Miramar Wellness
 Project Hope Alliance
 Impact House
 SPIN  Jewish Community Center

For more information on the city's efforts and to provide feedback contact Public Information Officer Tony Dodero at (714) 754-5288 or via email at citynews@costamesaca.gov.