Single adults seeking shelter in San Francisco, from City and County contracted agencies, can call 311 or go to a CHANGES reservation location at one of the resource centers.
Beginning in February 2014, clients seeking 90-day reservations can call 311 to be placed on the wait list. For information on how 311 works, please review the instructions here (English and Spanish).
For families seeking shelter in San Francisco, they can contact Compass Connecting Point at Compass Connecting Point, 995 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco or call them at 415.442.5130. For emergency shelter, please call Hamilton Family Emergency Center 415-292-5228 at 11:00 am and 5:00 pm to request an Emergency Bed. You can also go directly to First Friendship Family Shelter located at 501 Steiner @ Oak Street. This site operates from 3:00 pm to 7:00 am. Families may seek shelter on a first come, first serve basis at the Providence Shelter, located at 1601 McKinnon Avenue @ Mendell. This shelter operates from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am.
San Francisco Free Shelter, Food, and Services Lists can be accessed from this site or by going to http://freeprintshop.org/. For additional resources regarding homeless services, please refer to SF Homeless.
If you have been given a denial of service from a City-funded shelter, you have the right to an advocate. Please contact the Shelter Advocates at 415.346.7685 or visit their office located at 468 Turk St., San Francisco.
For more information on housing and homeless services in San Francisco, you can contact the Human Services Agency, the Department of Public Health, the Mayor's Office on Housing, and Project Homeless Connect.