Many programs serving people experiencing homelessness will welcome your assistance, including COVID-safe tasks like putting together care packages or hosting a virtual drive. In some cases, they have staff members who cultivate volunteer relationships.
Volunteering & Donating
HSH works with many Nonprofit partners who are always in need of help. Below, you can find a list of our Nonprofit partners with ways to get involved either through donations or volunteering your time. Many programs serving people experiencing homelessness will welcome your assistance in any capacity. You can also support the work of HSH by donating to the Mayor’s Fund for the Homeless.
Along with Direct donations and volunteering, social media and crowd-funding options like gofundme.com, are making it easier than ever to gain support for an organization or cause. Don’t underestimate the power of your social media network. By using GoFundMe or the Facebook fundraising tool you can support your local neighborhood shelter or homeless services program.
Participate in San Francisco’s Point-in-Time count.
Every two years, the City of San Francisco conducts a HUD-mandated census of the homeless population. The Point-in-Time (PIT) Count includes volunteer teams that conduct a visual assessment of people living unsheltered in San Francisco and a voluntary survey of people experiencing homelessness. These results are combined with a census of all shelter and transitional housing programs to produce biennial PIT count reports. You can access PIT Count reports on the HSH website.