Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather

Wet/cold weather expansion from evening 12/29 through morning of 1/1.

Due to the current rain, low temperature, and wind forecast, HSH is expanding the existing adult shelter system with 65 mats 

Adult individuals seeking shelter should:

  • Call 311 beginning 12/29 between 8:00pm and Midnight. Individuals can obtain information about where the expansion mats are available.  311 can also be called anytime (24 hours a day) to get general information about how to access adult emergency shelter.
  • Visit MSC-South Drop-In Center (525 5th Street, open 7 days a week, 24/7). This location will know about any available vacancies in the regular shelter system and available expansion mats during the activation period.
  • Make a one-night shelter reservation. Beds become available starting at 4:30pm daily:
    • Glide Walk-In Center, 330 Ellis Street, Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 9PM
    • Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, 165 Capp Street
    • Monday – Friday, 7AM – Noon & 2 – 7PM; Saturday 7AM – Noon
    • United Council, 2111 Jennings Street; Daily, 7PM – 9AM
  • Access the Adult Emergency Shelter Reservation System for 90-day reservations by calling 311 and placing your name on the waiting list through CHANGES.

Families (one or more adults with one or more minor children, 17 and under) seeking shelter should:

  • Access Emergency Family Shelter at First Friendship, 501 Steiner Street, between 3:00pm – 8:00PM for an overnight stay.

If you witness an emergency situation:

If there is a concern about any unsheltered individual, family or group at a specific location, please notify and provide descriptive location and other details to:

  • 311 regarding a general outreach need, or
  • 911 if an emergency/critical response is indicated.

This wet/cold expansion is in addition to the season-long Winter Interfaith Shelter.  More information about the Winter Interfaith Shelter, can be found here:


We appreciate your partnership in sharing this information widely and for your care for people experiencing homelessness.  Special thanks to Episcopal Community Services and St. Vincent De Paul for their continued partnership in responding to cold/wet weather events.  


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