OC's First Year-Round Homeless Shelter is Half-Full—and Full of Strict Intake Policies
Updated: Aug 20
Bridges at Kraemer Place, Orange County's first-ever year-round homeless shelter, has only about half of its 100 beds taken since opening on May 5. The converted warehouse by the 91 freeway in Anaheim is being constructed in two phases, with another 100 beds coming next year. Mercy House, which runs the facility, accepted around 35 people into its quarters after the first weekend in operation. But how do homeless folks gain access to the precious bed space left until then?
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