Vice Chairman Andrew Do of The Orange County Board of Supervisors Supports Homeless Navigation Center in Central Orange County
(February 2, 2023) - Supervisor Andrew Do supports the development of a homeless navigation center in Garden Grove, which has partnered with Westminster, Fountain Valley, and the County of Orange to open a multi-million-dollar center for the homeless. This center will serve families and residents in need of emergency shelter and provide supportive services with mental health, education, and employment assistance.
Garden Grove, Westminster, and Fountain Valley are part of Supervisor Do’s District in the Central Service Planning Area. As part of the effort to build capacity to help the homeless, Supervisor Do directed the allocation of $5.3 million from the County for the construction of the navigation center, plus an annual supplement of $625,000.00 for the facility’s operation and management for the next 10 years.
Located in Garden Grove, the center, named the Central Cities Navigation Center, is part of Supervisor Do’s regional approach to serving the homeless throughout Orange County. As part of the county’s requirement for funding and long-term support, the cities of Garden Grove, Westminster, and Fountain Valley, have signed a memorandum of understanding to operate the center and assist individuals in need of shelter and other types of social services.
“I am pleased to work with the cities collaboratively to serve the most vulnerable population in Orange County. This navigation center is only one of many actions the county has taken to help cities tackle homelessness. This issue requires a long-term commitment from all stakeholders, private and public alike, to agree on a solution that is both humane and practical. Our fellow residents deserve no less,” said Supervisor Andrew Do, who currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do represents the First District communities of Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, La Palma, Seal Beach, Westminster, and the Unincorporated Communities of Midway City and Rossmoor. As Supervisor, Andrew Do has reformed Orange County’s mental health services, expanded access to health care, and led efforts to combat homelessness.