Central Cities Navigation Center

Project Description

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

Proposed Layout

  • 85 beds
  • Men's, women's and couple's dorms and lavatories
  • Full kitchen
  • Laundry room
  • Dining and outdoor lounge areas
  • Check-in and staging areas
  • Lockers for personal items
  • Staff and service areas

Unhoused Population Fact Sheet

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Anticipated Supportive Services To Be Offered

  • 1-on-1 case management
  • Mental health and stabilization services/resources
  • Substance use counseling and stabilization services/resources
  • Outpatient health services
  • Education services
  • Employment assistance and job training
  • Life skills development
  • Transportation

Central Cities Navigation Center News

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Memorandum of Understanding

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. 

Partnering Cities