The City of Costa Mesa, nonprofit groups, and local service providers work daily to help individuals transition from the streets and into permanent housing with the goal of reducing unsheltered homelessness in the community.
You can make Costa Mesa a safer place by contacting the following services if you are concerned for your or someone else's safety.
For life-threatening emergencies, please immediately call 9-1-1.
Resources for Short-Term Response:
- Network for Homeless Solutions Hotline: (714) 754-4977
- Costa Mesa Police Department (Non-Emergency): (714) 754-5252
- Psychiatric Evaluation and Response Team: (714) 834-6900
- Centralized Assessment Team (CAT) 24-Hour Psychiatric Intervention: (714) 517-6353
- Abandoned Property: (714) 754-5607
Resources for Short to Long-Term Response:
- Emergency Assistance and Shelter - Comprehensive listing of agencies that provide emergency assistance and/or shelter. Services offered and criteria for eligibility vary. Please contact each agency individually.
- Homeless Emergency Assessment/Response - List of agencies that provide needs assessment services. Services offered and criteria for eligibility vary. Please contact each agency individually.
- Transitional Assistance and Shelter - List of agencies that provide assistance for those in transition to or from a shelter. Services offered and criteria for eligibility vary. Please contact each agency individually.
- 2-1-1, Orange County - Free 24-hour information and referral helpline. Dial 2-1-1 from any phone, or call (888) 600-4357 or (949) 646-4357.