Garden Grove

Navigation center site located

THE PROPOSED building for a navigation center that could serve the unsheltered from Garden Grove, Fountain Valley and Westminster (Google maps).

A location for a proposed navigation center for the homeless in Garden Grove has been identified.

An update on the status of such a facility for the unsheltered will be presented to the city council when it meets on Tuesday.

According to a staff report, the center could be located on a 0.41-acre site at 13871 West St. in an industrial area northwest of Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue.

The proposed facility could accommodate as many as 80 persons. It would be operated in combination with the cities of Fountain Valley and Westminster. Admittance to the center would be by referral only.

If purchased, a service provider would be sought. A navigation center typically provides not just temporary housing but also medical and mental health referrals, as well as assistance in seeking employment and permanent housing.

Two community outreach meetings are scheduled, one on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and another on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The council will be asked to authorize the city manager to proceed with negotiating a purchase and sale agreement for the property. 

The city council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Center, 11300 Stanford Ave.

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