Temporary Shelter

Emergency Shelter


Interfaith Winter Shelter Program

The Interfaith Winter Shelter Program will run from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Saturday, February 24, 2018.  Spaces are reserved on a first come, first served basis each Sunday. The reservation ticket will allow the guest a seven-night stay.  Two meals will be served to shelter guests each night.

2017-2018 Interfaith Winter Shelter Access Procedures

2017-2018 Interfaith Winter Shelter Schedule

2017-2018 Interfaith Winter Shelter Access Procedures – Spanish

2017-2018 Interfaith Winter Shelter Schedule – Spanish


Adult Shelter System provides short‐term emergency shelter for up to 90 days to adults experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. The current adult shelter system has 1,203 shelter beds for adults over the age of 18.  To access shelter, please create a profile by visiting any of the shelter reservation sites below.  More information on the 90-day shelter bed reservation system is available in English and in Spanish.  Lists of adult shelters and resource centers are also available in both English and Spanish.

Previous shelter guests should call 311 to reserve another 90-day stay. 

**Visit 311 to check your placement on the 311 Shelter Reservation Waitlist**

  • MCS South
    525 5th St.
  • United Council of Human Services
    2111 Jennings
  • MNRC
    165 Capp St.
  • Glide
    330 Ellis St.

Women’s Shelter is now open year-round.  The shelter at Bethel A.M.E. Chruch at 916 Laguna Street is available for adult women without minor children. Click here for reservation information. 

Jazzie’s Place is a 24-bed shelter targeted to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless adults who are seeking shelter beds. The entire adult emergency shelter system is open to all homeless adults, including LGBT guests. Jazzie’s Place is unique as it offers three divided sections in one room with eight beds each: one section targeted to male/male-identified users, one targeted to female/female-identified users, and the third is targeted to gender non-conforming, male or female users. Please refer to the document link below for further information about how to get on a waitlist for a 90-day reservation at Jazzie’s Place. Jazzie’s Place is managed by Dolores Street Community Services.


Family Shelters System provides short‐term shelter to families with minor children experiencing homelessness in San Francisco. Family shelters range from emergency single night stays up to six months, depending on need. Family shelters typically provide meals, case management, and youth programming.  If your family is facing a housing crisis, call the Compass Connecting Point for Families crisis hotline at 18552342667 (toll-free number) for referrals to services which will help you stay housed or find shelter.


  • Hamilton Family Emergency Center, 260 Golden Gate Ave @ Hyde Street (Tenderloin):

    • Call in times for beds are 11 am and 5 pm at (415) 292-5228
    • 60-day beds are available first come, first serve
    • Shared rooms with other families. Showers, 3 meals/day, case management provided 
  • Providence Shelter, 1601 McKinnon Ave @ Mendell Street (Bayview):

    • Families and single adults can stay at the shelter; families are in a separate room
    • No need to call or make a reservation; doors open to families at 8:00 pm and can stay until 7 am each morning
    • Take the Muni T train from downtown towards Third Street & Carroll Ave, get off at Kirkwood/LaSalle, walk South on 3rd Street away from downtown. Left on McKinnon
    • Families are provided mats in a shared family room. Breakfast and dinner provided.
  • First Friendship, 501 Steiner St @ Oak St (Western Addition)

    • Doors open at 3 pm and families leave at 7 am. One adult in the family may call 1-415-642-0221 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday to reserve slots for the entire family.
    • Take Muni bus line #7 or #21
    • Families are provided mats in a church. Breakfast and dinner provided, no showers on-site. 
  • A Woman’s Place Drop-In Center, 211 13th Street @ Mission Street (South of Market/Mission)

    • Not a shelter, but a drop in center for women and children, no reservations
    • One night stay only for families; families will be encouraged to access other family shelters after the first night
    • Access to showers and laundry facilities daily from 6:30 am-3:00 pm, case management provided
    • Take Muni bus line #14
    • Families are in a separate area from single adult females. No men are allowed.
  • Missionaries of Charity, 55 Sadowa Street @Plymouth Ave (Bayview)

    • For single pregnant women and sometimes women with children under 5, women can stay until giving birth with possible extension
    • Call (415) 586-3449 to see if space is available
    • Take Muni bus line
    • Women share a room with one other woman. Food, showers provided, no case management


Youth Shelters provide emergency shelter to youth and young adults in San Francisco. 

  • Lark Inn  – 869 Ellis Street 415-749-2968
    • Lark Inn is a shelter for youth between the ages of 18-24.
    • Call to sign up for a 120-night shelter reservation. Call daily to check on your reservation and to see if your name has come to the top of the waiting list. If you miss three (3) consecutive days of check-in, your name will be removed from the waitlist.
    • To access a one-night bed, arrive at the shelter no later than 7:00 PM.  Any available beds will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Diamond Youth Shelter – 415-597-7960 or 800-669-6196
    • Diamond Youth Shelter is for homeless youth 17 years and younger.
    • Call for availability.
  • Huckleberry House – 415-621-2929
    • Huckleberry Housing is for homeless youth between the ages of 11- 17 years of age.
    • Call for availability.


Navigation Centers are short‐term, low‐threshold, service intensive shelters for people experiencing long‐term street homelessness. Access to Navigation Centers is determined on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.  Navigation Centers do not accept external referrals.