Homelessness and Temporary Housing

Casa Teresa

Casa Teresa provides a temporary home and ongoing support for pregnant women 18 years of age and older who are alone.

Life skills and educational programs prepare these women to make loving and informed decisions for themselves and their babies. For more information call:





Hannah’s House

The Adoption Program of Casa Teresa, which provides women with the option to place their babies for adoption within a safe and secure environment of shared housing, education and healing. This program is unique; addressing the specific physical and emotional needs of birth mothers. Hannah’s House is not affiliated with any adoption agency or legal practice, allowing residents to make the healthiest choice possible for themselves and their babies. For more information call:





Mary’s Shelter

Residential care facility in central Orange County for pregnant girls under 18 and their babies. Provides individual, group and family counseling, job training, child care, parenting education, continuing education, spiritual formation and access to medical care.




Mercy House Living Center, Inc.

Office 714-836-7188


The Mercy House offers the following Transitional and Emergency Shelter in Orange County:



Joseph House

Transitional shelter for 20 homeless single men. This program includes men 21 years and over and veterans.



Regina House

Transitional shelter for 7 homeless mothers and their children.

 714-836-7188 x129


Emmanuel House

Transitional shelter for 21 homeless single adults living with HIV/ AIDS.

714-836-7188 x116



The Orange County Cold Weather Armory Emergency Shelter program provides up to 400 beds per night for the homeless at the National Guard Armories in Fullerton and Santa Ana.

James Brooks

714-836-7188 x107





San Miguel Residence

A 9-unit affordable housing facility with ongoing supportive services.

Residential Services

Available to graduates of our programs and those living in low-income housing.

Rapid Rehousing Program

Provides housing search and placement, rental subsidies and ongoing supportive case management to homeless individuals and families.

Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program

As the service provider for the supportive services component of the Shelter Plus Care (S+C) Program, Mercy House is responsible for client selection, documentation/verification of homelessness and disability, on-going case management services and referral of selected candidates to the Orange County. Housing Authority (OCHA) for processing to receive tenant-based rental assistance.



Follow-up services for our graduates, to decrease recidivism and maintain self sufficiency in their new housing.

Housing Voucher Referral: Subsidized housing vouchers coordinated in partnership with local housing authorities.


Our homeless Prevention Program provides financial assistance and support to prevent households from becoming homeless. The Homeless Prevention Program’s objective is to prevent an individual or family from losing their permanent residence. Rental assistance is approved based on FEMA federal requirements and includes an education component on money management.

PO Box 1905

Santa Ana, CA 92702-1905





Residential and support services for adult pregnant women. Three phases: Emergency Program providing immediate shelter from one to 30 days at no cost; Transitional Program provides shelter during pregnancy and up to two months after the birth of the baby; Single Parent Efficiency Program allows a stay of up to 24 months after the birth of the child, providing the mother is working or in job training (Resident must have completed the first two programs to be eligible for the Efficiency Program). Thrift store on site provides for the needs of women and operational costs. On-site licensed childcare for working mothers. The staff speaks Spanish.


FAX 562-430-3997