The City of Fountain Valley is currently working to develop a year-round navigation center in partnership with the Cities of Garden Grove and Westminster. The navigation center will provide emergency housing and wrap-around services to individuals experiencing homelessness. The Cities are currently in escrow to purchase the property located at 13871 West Street in the City of Garden Grove for the development of the Central Cities Navigation Center.
13871 West Street
Total site - 18,166 square feet
Current structure - 11,363 square feet
Building was constructed in 1964
Industrial warehouse located in the City's Shelter Overlay Zone
Men's, women's and couple's dorms and lavatories
Dining and outdoor lounge areas
Check-in and staging areas
Lockers for personal items
Staff and service areas
Anticipated Supportive Services To Be Offered
1-on-1 case management
Mental health and stabilization services/resources
Substance use counseling and stabilization services/resources
In an effort to leverage resources among the Central Service Planning Area (SPA) cities, staff initiated joint discussions with the cities Garden Grove and Westminster to explore a partnership and collaboration in the future development of a navigation center. To date, staff has also received an initial commitment from the County of Orange to participate in a project to construct and operate a navigation center over a 10-year period. To memorialize the tri-cities collaboration in the Central SPA, staff from the three cities have drafted a Memorandum of Understanding, was approved by the City Council on November 1, 2022. The MOU outlines that the cities agree to collaborate towards a future navigation center including funding contributions towards construction and operations.