To make the best use of resources and achieve the strongest outcomes, OHS coordinates an extensive network of organizations that deliver a multitude of services such as housing, life skills development, employment assistance, basic needs provision and other supportive services to either prevent homelessness or to assist people who are currently homeless.

Who can I call if I need assistance with basic needs or other homeless resources?

Please contact Inland Empire United Way 211 by calling “211”. The 2-1-1 Coordinated Entry System (CES) is available in San Bernardino County, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By dialing the 3-digit calling code, 2-1-1, the caller is connected to a live, bilingual homeless assistance call specialist who will help assess the caller’s situation and streamline access to homeless assistance services, screen applicants for eligibility for these and other programs in a consistent and well-coordinated way, and assess needs to determine which interventions are the best fit for each individual and/or family.

Definitions of Homelessness

Hearth Act: Definition of Homelessness
Housing California: Federal Definition of Homelessness
National Alliance Definition

Helpful Links
Acronyms Definitions
City of Ontario Grocery/Food Distributors
City of Upland Grocery/Food Distributors
City of San Bernardino Grocery/Food Distributors
SB County 211
Emergency Solutions Grants Service Providers
Emergency and Cold Weather Shelter Guide
Cold Weather and Emergency Shelters
Cooling Centers
Employment Resource Centers
SBCHP Organization Chart
Job Seekers
Veterans Crisis Line
Disability Benefits (SDDI program)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI program)
Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness (2010)
Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness (2012)