Services for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Services for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness


HSH and its partners provide a variety of services to veterans experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.




  • Veterans without children can access the San Francisco adult shelter system. Click here for details on how to access an adult shelter bed.
  • Veterans with children can access the San Francisco family shelter system. Click here for details on how to access the family shelter system.




HSH and its partners provide supportive housing for chronically homeless veterans. To access programs and housing for veterans please contact:

All veterans experiencing homelessness should be referred to the San Francisco’s Veterans Coordinated Entry Program. 


Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) provides housing services to homeless veterans and their families. SSVF services include:

  • Housing search & placement assistance
  • Eviction prevention
  • Rental assistance
  • Utility payments
  • Security deposit & first month’s rent
  • Move-in expenses assistance
  • Childcare expenses assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Application for SSI and SSDI support
  • Money Management services

To access SSVF services contact Swords to Plowshares:

  • 1060 Howard St.
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    Drop-in Hours
    Monday – Friday: 9 am – 12 pm, 1 – 4 pm

    Appointments strongly encouraged


Other Services


To access health services, legal services, employment services, and benefits support for veterans please contact Swords to Plowshares:

  • Swords to Plowshares
    1060 Howard Street
    San Francisco CA 94103


The VA Downtown Clinic
The San Francisco VA Downtown Clinic offers a wide range of psychosocial and health care services. This comprehensive homeless center offers extensive programs that include outreach, therapy, housing, benefits, and employment.

  • 401 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94107
    Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Click here to access a list of services provided at the Downtown Clinic.


Crisis and Suicide Prevention

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.