Community Awareness

    • The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter will be hosted at an alternate location for the Dark Nights occurring from February 7th - 11th.

      For the duration of these Dark Nights, Fullerton Clients will be bussed to an alternate site located at First Lutheran Church of Fullerton, 215 N Lemon St. Fullerton, CA 92832.

      The Armory Emergency Shelter Program serves adult clients over the age of 18 ONLY. For more info, click HERE.

      DARK NIGHT SCHEDULE
      On Wednesday through Sunday, buses will pick up at regular locations and the Fullerton Armory beginning at 6:00 pm.
      Doors at the alternate location will open at 7:00 pm
      Times and Locations may be subject to change at a moment’s notice.
      Fullerton Pick-Up Locations:
      Pick-Up #1
      The 200 block of E. Santa Fe Ave. (southside of the street between S. Pomona Ave and N. Lemon St.)
      Pick Up #2
      Fullerton National Guard Armory, 400 S Brookhurst St. (near the corner of Brookhurst and Valencia)

      FULLERTON (714) 659-5545 Or call the ARMORY INFORMATION LINE at: 714-836-7188 ext 170

    • The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter will be hosted at an alternate location for the Dark Nights occurring from February 7th - 11th.

      For the duration of these Dark Nights, Santa Clients will be bussed to an alternate site located at Wise Place, 1411 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706.

      The Armory Emergency Shelter Program serves adult clients over the age of 18 ONLY. For more info, click HERE.

      DARK NIGHT SCHEDULE
      On Thursday through Sunday, buses will pick up at regular locations and the Santa Ana Armory beginning at 6:00 pm. Doors at the alternate location will open at 7:00 pm.

      Santa Ana Pick-Up Locations

      Pick-Up #1
      Flower & Civic Center
      (Near 6th Street in Santa Ana)
      Pick Up #2
      1901 W. Walnut, Santa Ana
      Pick-Up #3
      Santa Ana National Guard Armory 612 E. Warner, Santa An a, CA
      (Near intersection of Wa rner and Main)

    • The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter will be hosted at an alternate location for the Dark Nights occurring from Thursday, December 7th through Sunday, December 10th. For the duration of these Dark Nights, Santa Ana AND Fullerton Clients will be bused to an alternate site located at Wise Place, 1411 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706. Click here for schedule information and pick-up locations.

    • The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter will be hosted at an alternate location for the Dark Nights occurring from Thursday, January 4th through Sunday, January 7th

      For the duration of these Dark Nights, Santa Ana AND Fullerton Clients will be bused to an alternate site located at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Huntington Beach, 8345 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
      (East of The Good Shepherd Cemetery at Talbert & Beach Blvd, in the Parish Hall.). Click here for schedule information and pick-up locations.

    • Influenza Activity Still High in Orange County

      The Orange County Health Care Agency continues to receive large numbers of reports of influenza, including severe cases (less than 65 years of age who were hospitalized in intensive care or who died), and outbreaks. Circulating viruses are mainly influenza A H3N2 which has been associated with increased hospitalizations and lower vaccine effectiveness in past seasons. CDC recommends:

      • Get vaccinated: It’s not too late to get vaccinated. Even in years with lower vaccine effectiveness (e.g., 48% in 2015-16), influenza vaccine prevented an estimated 5 million illnesses, 2.5 million medical visits, and 71,000 hospitalizations due to flu. For more info on where to get vaccinated, see http://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/family/flu.
      • Stop germs: Use everyday preventive actions to avoid getting sick with flu and/or passing it to others. People with flu symptoms should stay at home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Covering your cough, handwashing and routine cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces can help decrease the spread of illness. For more information, see www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/general/take3-Poster.pdf. Guidance for schools and child cares is available here: www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm.
      • Antiviral drugs: Antiviral drugs can shorten illness with influenza, make it milder, and prevent complications. People with influenza symptoms who are in the hospital, have severe progressive illness, or who are at increased risk for complications of influenza due to age or underlying medical conditions may benefit from antiviral drugs. Antivirals should be started as soon as possible in these groups and should NOT be delayed waiting for test results. Per the California Department of Public Health, there is currently NO state or national shortage of antivirals. Pharmacies can contact their wholesalers directly to obtain medications if needed.

      Hepatitis A Still in the News

      The hepatitis A outbreaks in San Diego and Los Angeles seem to be winding down. There is no outbreak in Orange County and no new cases. HCA continues to outreach to at-risk persons, including promoting and providing hepatitis A vaccinations. See: www.ochealthinfo.com/OCHepA

      Norovirus is not just on cruise ships!

      Outbreaks of norovirus plague schools, long term care facilities, and other group settings every year. Norovirus is also one of the most common causes of foodborne illness. This highly contagious virus causes vomiting and diarrhea and needs special attention to handwashing, hygiene, and cleaning/disinfection. For more information, see: www.cdc.gov/norovirus/preventing-infection.html

    • Click here for the Courtyard's end of November newsletter.

    • Click here for the Courtyard's End of October newsletter.

    • Click HERE for the Courtyard Transitional Center's January 2018 newsletter.

    • Click here for the Courtyard's November newsletter.

    • Click here for the Courtyard's October newsletter.

    • Click here for the Courtyard's end of November newsletter.

    • Click here for the Courtyard's Thanksgiving newsletter.

    • Click HERE for the Courtyard Transitional Center's February 11-17, 2018 newsletter. To learn more about the Courtyard Transitional Center, click HERE to visit their website.

    • Click HERE for the Courtyard Transitional Center's February 4-10, 2018 newsletter. To learn more about the Courtyard Transitional Center, click HERE to visit their website.

    • Click HERE for the Courtyard Transitional Center's January 21-27, 2018 newsletter. To learn more about the Courtyard Transitional Center, click HERE to visit their website.

    • Click HERE for the Courtyard Transitional Center's January 21-27, 2018 newsletter. To learn more about the Courtyard Transitional Center, click HERE to visit their website.

    • Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County is offering free dental exams and tooth fillings for children ages 5 and under. Patients will recieve a screening to determine if they qualify for a temporary tooth filling that will stop decay. The filling patients may receive is part of a dental hygiene training course and it is recommended that they see a dentist in the future. This will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 11 am by appointment only. Click here for more information.

    • The County of Orange and Mercy House are proud to announce that the Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter located at Fullerton Armory (serving adult clients over the age of 18 only) will be opening on Friday, December 1, 2017. The Fullerton Armory is located at 400 S Brookhurst St (Near Brookhurst and Valencia). Doors open at this location at 7PM. Click here for more information.

    • The Orange County Armory Emergency Shelter is located at the Fullerton Armory. Serving adult clients over the age of 18 ONLY. Transportaion from the Flood Control Channel is available. 

      The Fullerton Armory is located at 400 S Brookhurst (Near Brookhurst and Valencia). Doors open at this location at 7:00 PM* For further information, please click HERE.

      *Dates and locations of Operation are tentative and subject to change as necessary by the California National Guard

      BUS PICK-UP LOCATIONS:

      Pick Up #1 Arriving at 5:15 PM Departing 5:30 PM The Northwest entrance to the Santa Ana River Trail at Orangewood Ave.

      Pick Up #2 Arriving at 5:35 PM Departing at 5:50 PM The Northeast entrance to the Santa Ana River Trail at Katella Ave.

      Pick Up #3 Arriving at 6:00PM Departing at 6:15 PM The 200 block of E. Santa Fe Ave. (south side of the street between S. Pomona Ave. and N. Lemon St.)

      FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT: The ARMORY INFORMATION LINE ​at: 714-836-7188 ext 170

    • San Diego, Santa Cruz and Los Angeles Counties are experiencing Hepatitis A outbreaks primarily in their homeless and illicit drug user populations. San Diego County has had 544 cases of Hepatitis A, Santa Cruz County has reported 76 cases and Los Angeles County has reported 15 cases. Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA) recommends that all persons who are homeless in Orange County get vaccinated. Click here for more information on Hepatitis A and vaccination.

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