According to the California Health Care Foundation, nearly 1 in 6 adults in the state has a mental health need while 1 in 20 has a serious mental illness. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates that there are 550,000 homeless people across the country and that California is home to 22% of them, the largest share by state.
There are 5,000 homeless just in Orange County and that group is very diverse. This homeless populate in growing rapidly and has been since 2013.
Read the full report at the OC Register