Helping Families
Help Themselves
a year.
numbering nearly
22% of all homeless people
in Orange County are children...
Anything is possible
           with Thomas House!
Giving hope, one child at the time.
Thomas House Saves Lives!
The OC Marathon has partnered with Thomas House Family Shelter to help support and empower families in need

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A great way to help is by being part of one of our upcoming events!

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We rely on the support of corporate and foundation grants, and the generosity of people like YOU!

How you can help

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For over 25 years Thomas House has demonstrated a proven model of success of transforming lives.

Read the stories of some of our families


Thank you to the Golden West Police Academy for hosting our February birthday party! We all had a wonderful time!

If you are interested in hosting an event at Thomas House, please contact Shahana at
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Join us for a special afternoon celebrating 30 years of helping homeless families in our community!

Don't miss the noteworthy speakers, awards ceremony for our supporters, and light appetizers and refreshments! We will also be providing tours of the shelter and discussing our unique program and services!

Bring your families and friends to celebrate our milestone and to learn more about Thomas House Family Shelter.
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Thomas House 30th Anniversary Open House

February 20, 2016, 11:00am - February 20, 2016, 3:00pm

Thomas House Family Shelter

Please join us for a special 30th Anniversary event at Thomas House Family Shelter! Program Will Include: Introduction from Founder, Mary Selz Tour of Thomas House Presentation of Programs and Servic...

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Our Mission

To provide a safe, supportive environment and the resources necessary for homeless families with children to remain together while empowering them to become independent and self-sufficient.

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Thomas House Kids and Families

Important News

Donate a car, boat, truck, RV, aircraft, yacht, snowmobile, Jet Ski, motorcycle, heavy construction equipment, or other property to Thomas House Family Shelter. It is fast, easy and hassle free! Action Donation Services services some of Americas finest charity chapters such as Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald Houses, and more — and there is absolutely no charge for pickup of accepted vehicles. If you’ve ever had the thought, “Maybe I should donate my car or used boat?” — You can quickly … read more

Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in Thomas House’s annual Autumn Reflections Gala- Soaring Beyond Homelessness. Thanks to our guests, committee members, volunteers, and staff, this years’ event was a roaring success. Guests were able to take tours of the iconic Lyon Air Museum, bid on silent and live auction items, participate in a wine pull, and dress up as their favorite Gatsby-era characters! We had a record number of guests and were able to make a net … read more