Three Catholic churches in Fullerton are being credited with being among the driving forces behind recent actions taken by the city to address the homeless crisis, which continues to grip communities throughout Orange County.

Fullerton is estimated to have a homeless population of between 370 and 400, while countywide, the number is believed to be between 7,000 and 10,000.

On Nov. 5, the Fullerton City Council gave the green light for construction of a new 150-bed shelter in the city to be run by the Illumination Foundation, the Orange-based nonprofit that provides targeted, interdisciplinary services for the most vulnerable of Orange County’s homeless adults and children.

The shelter, dubbed the Navigation Center, which will have 60 beds reserved for recuperative care, could open as early as January 2020, says Greg Walgenbach, director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace at the Diocese of Orange….

The above story comes from a Nov. 26 story in the OC Catholic.