San Francisco Homeless Resource
Providence Church Shelter
Address 1601 McKinnon Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

Phone 642.0234
Summary See article

Entrance gate to shelter


1601 McKinnon Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Telephone: 642.0234
Fax: 642.0156


Information from the Providence Foundation website:

Providence Baptist Church has an emergency shelter site to sleep homeless men, women and families. The site houses up to 125 homeless clients nightly; During the winter period, December 1 through March 31, it also operates a shelter at the Bethel AME Church site, which houses 25 families nightly.
The City and County continues to provide funding for the programs. In-kind support comes from auxiliaries and families from the Providence Baptist Church, and other local churches in the way of food and sometimes clothing.
Due to the increased number for the homeless population, the City and County of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency has requested that capacity be increased to 140. The Providence Foundation is currently searching for a facility that can be converted into permanent supportive housing.

Corner on Third Street where homeless wait to enter Providence Shelter

Providence Shelter is located in San Francisco District 10. It currently is a destination shelter listed in the CHANGES system.

Accessible by MUNI Bus Lines 15 Third Street, 23 Monterey, 24 Divisadero, 44 O’Shaughnessy, and 54 Felton

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