Overnight shelter program extended

A pilot program that takes homeless people from Costa Mesa to Santa Ana for overnight shelter has been extended.

Until at least Wednesday, users of the cold-weather transportation service can meet at 4 p.m. in the Lighthouse Church parking lot, 1885 Anaheim St., and take a bus to the Armory in Santa Ana.

Once there, they will receive clothing, food, a shower, a place to sleep and other services.

They will then leave the Armory by 6 a.m. the next day and go back to the Lighthouse Church.

If successful, officials say the program may become permanent.

The service was created earlier this month after two homeless people were found dead on the streets during a cold-weather period. Becks Heyhoe, director of the Churches Consortium, said in an email that the extension is due to weather. Continued showers are expected through Monday.

For more information, call (714) 836-7188, ext. 131.

—Bradley Zint

Twitter: @bradleyzint

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