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Homeless Resources

Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant program (ESG) provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents, (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families/individuals from becoming homeless. For more information and resources about ESG, visit HUD Exchange website at

The City of Garden Grove is a recipient of ESG funds annually from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and allocates the resources to subrecipients to rehabilitate and operate emergency shelters and transitional shelters, provide essential social services, and prevent homelessness.

The following is a list of service providers who have received 2019/2020 ESG funds from the City of Garden Grove. If you are interested in receiving homeless prevention or re-housing services, please contact the providers listed below. For information on other agencies providing homeless services to residents in the Garden Grove area, please click on the Homeless Service Providers brochure.

City Net

Services Provided:
Street Outreach – Street outreach to connect homeless individuals to emergency shelter, housing, or critical services
Contact: Matt Bates
Phone: (323) 485-8881

Interval House

Services Provided:
Domestic Violence - Emergency and transitional shelter, counseling, education, crisis hotlines, economic self-sufficiency services.
Rapid Rehousing – Rental assistance, case management, comprehensive housing relocation and stabilization services.
Contact: Carol Williams
Phone: (562) 594-9492

Thomas House Temporary Shelter

Services Provided:
Homelessness Prevention – Case management, budgeting and other supportive services.
Transitional Shelter – Rent-free shelter for qualified homeless families.
Contact: Natalie Wolfs
Phone: (714) 554-0357

Mercy House Living Centers

Services Provided:
Emergency Shelter – Provide low-threshold shelter and winter refuge for homeless adults including chronic homeless and veterans.
Homeless Prevention – Rental assistance and case management to families and individuals at imminent risk of homelessness
Contact: Allison Davenport
Phone: (714) 836-7188

Coalition to End Homelessness

For additional information on how you can help with homelessness in Garden Grove, please CLICK HERE to visit the Coalition to End Homelessness web-page.


Garden Grove City Council Study Session - A comprehensive approach to address homelessness

On May 28th, 2019 the Neighborhood Improvement Division presented their 5-step comprehensive approach to address homelessness in Garden Grove.

If you would like to obtain more information or have questions, please contact Timothy Throne at (714) 741-5144 or by email at