Temporary Shelter

Emergency Shelter


Interfaith Winter Shelter Program

The Interfaith Winter Shelter Program will run from Sunday, November 24, 2019 through Saturday, March 28, 2020.  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. 


2019-2020 Interfaith Winter Shelter Access Procedures

2019-2020 Winter Interfaith Shelter Schedule (English)

2019-2020 Interfaith Winter Shelter Access Procedures (Spanish)

2019-2020 Winter Interfaith 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**


Shelter reservations for one night and weekend stays are made starting at 4:30PM at the resource centers listed below, and must be made in person.

These sites are also where individuals can set up a profile in the reservation system and there are phones to connect with 3-1-1.

MSC South

  • 525 5th St.
  • 415-597-7960

United Council of Human Services

  • 2111 Jennings
  • 415-671-1100

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC)

  • 165 Capp St.
  • 415-869-7977


  • 330 Ellis St.
  • 415-674-6000

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, go to the Bayview Access Point or Central City Access Point.  

Bayview Access Point

1641 LaSalle Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone Number: 415-430-6320
Website: https://catholiccharitiessf.org/our-programs/accesspoint/

Hours of Operation
Monday (Extended Hours) – 8:30AM-7:00PM
Tuesday – Friday 8:30AM-5:00PM
Weekends – Closed

Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day (and December 24 & 26), New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July

Central City Access Point

NOTE: New Address as of August 1, 2018
37 Grove Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number: 415-644-0504
Website: https://www.compass-sf.org/

Hours of Operation

Monday, Thursday and Friday – 9:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday  (closed 1-3pm) – 9:00AM-5:00PM
Wednesday (Extended Hours) – 9:00AM-7:00PM
Weekends – Closed

Holiday Closures: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day and Fourth of July


If you require immediate shelter you can call First Friendship at 415-642-0221 between 12:00pm to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, to make a reservation to stay at First Friendship shelter. Additionally, you can go directly to First Friendship between 3:00pm-8:00pm.  A family is not required to go first to an Access point in order to seek shelter at First Friendship. Should you have additional questions, please contact the Access Points.

First Friendship

  • 501 Steiner St at Oak St (Western Addition)
  • Take Muni bus line #7 or #21
  • Families are provided mats in a church. Breakfast and dinner provided, no showers on-site.

Providence Shelter

  • 1601 Mckinnon Ave
  • Take Muni bus line #9 or #23
  • Families are provided mats


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.