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Friendship Shelter Laguna Beach - Homeless Shelter

P.O. Box 4252
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
(949) 494-6928

Class of Housing: shelter and supportive services for single men and women age 18+

General Information:

We provide shelter and supportive services for single men and women age 18+.

Friendship Shelter helps homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community.

Our 60-day self-sufficiency program in Laguna Beach, for which there is always a waiting list, provides a home, three meals daily and a wide range of support services for 32 men and women. Residents are expected to work, save money and develop skills to rebuild their lives. Graduates may apply to Henderson House Transitional Living apartments located in San Clemente, where 24 residents live for up to one year, allowing them to consolidate their gains and continue on the path to fully productive lives.

The agency is funded through the generosity of philanthropic individuals, foundations and organizations throughout the area.

Since its inception, more than 6,000 adults have been the recipients of vital services.

Residents come from a broad range of personal and geographical backgrounds. We receive referrals from across Orange County from social workers, church and community organizations, chemical dependency and alcohol recovery programs, mental health agencies, hospitals, and other social services programs.

Anyone may call at any time to determine whether he or she is a candidate and to learn more about the program and procedures for acceptance.

Services Provided:
Friendship Shelter -- Self-Sufficiency Program

Friendship Shelter provides housing, meals, and a variety of supportive services 32 homeless adult men and women, for roughly 90 days, at no charge. Our comprehensive Program provides the following on-site services:

Individualized case management
Individual and group counseling
Acces to therapists and a licensed psychiatrist
Life skills training
Recovery meetings
Budget and credit counseling
Job readiness and employment placement
Housing and specialized services for individuals with mental health disabilities, through a contract with the County of Orange
Henderson House Transitional Apartments Henderson House is a fully furnished 8-unit apartment complex located in San Clemente, California, where 24 residents live for a period of 6 to 12 months, to give them time to consolidate the gains achieved at Friendship Shelter and complete the transition to independent living. During this time, residents continue to receive supportive services to help prevent a return to homelessness.
Henderson House provides a sober living environment and an opportunity to strengthen foundations established at Friendship Shelter.
A low monthly rent allows 24 Friendship Shelter graduates to save needed funds for independent housing.
Case Management and other supportive services continue to be provided by Friendship shelter staff and volunteers.

Laguna Beach Alternative Sleeping Location
- The city of Laguna Beach has established a temporary overnight shelter for homeless adults on Laguna Canyon Road.
- Friendship Shelter staff, under contract with the City, operate the program every day from 5:00pm-8:00am, providing a safe alternative for Laguna's chronically homeless.
- Local homeless take priority, with a very limited number of spaces sometimes available for others.
- Day activities are managed and conducted by the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.

Website: http://www.friendshipshelter.org/

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How To Volunteer at Friendship Shelter Laguna Beach - Homeless Shelter:

Be a volunteer. Call Friendship Shelter Laguna Beach - Homeless Shelter at (949) 494-6928 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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