BHS Outreach & Engagement

BHS Outreach & Engagement

Serving: Adults experiencing homelessness, at-risk of homelessness, and/or living in transitional housing.
Facility: County Operated
Region: Countywide
Address: 1725 W. 17th St., Ste. 101B, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Phone: (714) 834-7926      Fax: (714) 834-8235
Web Address: http://ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/pi/outreach/collab
Eligibility: Orange County residents
Language(s): English, Spanish, and Vietnamese (interpretation in other languages available upon request)
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (some evening hours), Monday–Friday 

Program Description: BHS Outreach and Engagement services are offered to the unserved and underserved, severely and chronically mentally ill population, who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless who are not connected to services. The Outreach team frequents known gathering places for the homeless including food banks, shelters, and public areas such as parks/libraries in order to identify potential consumers and screen for program eligibility. The team does not respond to acute psychiatric crisis, rather the focus is on rapport building to increase the consumer’s acceptance of mental health treatment and ultimate integration into his or her community of choice. The team responds to community referrals and collaborates with various community partners in support of an individual’s recovery.