San Francisco Homeless Resource

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Welcome to San Francisco Homeless Resource
a resource directory that anyone can edit

San Francisco Homeless Resource is a collaborative website for homeless advocates, providers, government and others in San Francisco. The wiki is a new evolution of how all parties helping the homeless can get together and share information efficiently and quickly.

The site can be updated by any user, so everyone can add and update information -- allowing much greater efficiency in serving the homeless community in San Francisco.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about how to be a part of the wiki!


1,153 articles since December 2006

All Pages | Categories | Categories by Subject | About this Site and Staff | About this Wiki | Site Guidelines and Help | Site and Discussion Board Instructions
Recent Changes | Files | Special Pages | Upload | Wiki tutorial | Site Feedback | Blogs | Media Stories | E-Mail Lists | Missing Persons
NEW! Events Calendar at bottom of main page too | NEW! SFHomeless Wikia Answers Q&A (informal help) Press Release 1-30-07

Basic Instructions for finding services:

1. Click on All Pages or Categories in the menu above this line. This will give you access to the agencies and services if you know their name.
or 2. Type in the agency name or service in the search box below, or use google by clicking below the search box.

Simple Search
For a more thorough search of content, use
Google's "site search".
Add your search terms after

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* IMPORTANT WIKI NEWS 2015! January 2015 marked the 8th year anniversary of The website receives up to 2,000 hits a day and is prominently featured in top Google search results. Yet despite this important role the wiki plays in helping promote our City's homeless resources, we still do not have regular contributions (page updates and edits) from the people who use the database... YOU!

David, one of the primary administrators of the site, will be leaving San Francisco at the end of May, and we need YOUR help to keep updated, maintained, and useful. We put together a list of things that need to happen in order to keep things going. CLICK HERE to check it out.

Let's keep a resource owned by the community and maintained and used by everyone, including agencies, local organizations, and, of course, the people who depend on the website everyday.

That was the dream in 2007 when we started, and 2015 will decide its fate. If you use and love, and plan to be in the SF area for a while (years), then please contact David to discuss becoming an administrator and keep alive for years to come. Thank you.

* NEW DIRECTORY MAPPING FUNCTIONS! SF Homeless Resource has received a generous charitable donation of programming from BRUTE LABS in the form of mapping/directory summaries added to each of the wiki's hundreds of agencies. You will see these summaries on the page, but you can also see them as they are regenerated on projectOPEN so that they can be seen together and used in various searches. Thank you BRUTE LABS!

* SF HOMELESS RESOURCE WIKI IS AD FREE! SF Homeless Resource is a non-profit administered resource web site and is being hosted without ads! We hope that this change will allow users at concerned agencies to contribute more freely, or permit their employees to use SF Homeless Resource without violating any internal internet usage policies. Enjoy!

* OUR FACEBOOK GROUP! - SF Homeless Resource Wiki Facebook Group - We will use this Facebook group to promote SF Homeless Resource Wiki. Please join and tell people you know who would be interested in joining.

Training Resources
Videos: Introduction and Search | Creating an Account | How to Edit a Wiki Page
TRAINING VIDEOS! General Introduction | Categories part 1 | Categories part 2
PowerPoint: Presentation from Wikimania 2007 (using wikis with social service resources)
NEW! Webinars: TechSoup's "Collaborate With Wikis" 5-5-10
Wiki Helpers: Wikia Tutorial | Mediawiki Formatting Guide
Documentation: Site and Discussion Board Instructions | Site Guidelines and Help
Other: Sandbox (for testing edits)
San Francisco Shelters and Housing Resources
NEW 2014! Shelter Reservations instructions wiki page
Family: Compass: 44 McAllister & 111 Taylor | Hamilton: 260 Golden Gate | St. Joseph’s: 899 Guerrero
Single Adult: A Woman’s Place: 1049 Howard | Dolores Community: 938 Valencia
Hospitality House: 146 Leavenworth | Lark Inn: 869 Ellis | MSC South: 525 5th st |
Next Door: 1001 Polk | Providence: 1601 McKinnon Ave | Episcopal Sanctuary: 201 8th st
Resource Centers: Bayview Hunters Point MSC: 2111 Jennings |

Glide: 330 Ellis | Mission Neighborhood: 165 Capp | Tenderloin Health: 187 Golden Gate

Other Resources: Oshun Women's Drop-In Center: 211-13th st temp (101 Taylor remodeling)
Compass - Connecting Point - Family Shelter Intake: 995 Market
New Housing Categories: Housing-Agency Administered Resid Hotel |

Housing-Privately Administered Resid Hotel | Transitional Housing
Shelter-CHANGES | Shelter-Private | Shelter-Respite | Shelter-Family

General Resources | Housing Opportunities | Shelters & Transitional Housing | SRO Hotels
Current Free Shelter Chart | Resident Activities Best Practices Discussion
June 2013 Affordable Housing Wait List
Draft Shelter Enrichment Recommendations
New Project: Housing Category Reorganization Project

NEW! Shelter Access Work Group 2012 wiki page

San Francisco Government
Mayor's Office: Office of Housing | Office of Neighborhood Services | Office on Disability
Human Services Agency: HSA Main Page | Adult Protective Services | CalWORKs | CAPI Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants

Child Protective Services | CAAP County Adult Assistance Programs | Food Stamps | In Home Support Services
Medi-Cal | MPP Modified Payment Program | Public Benefit Programs

Public Health: Temporary Link / DPH search
Other: Temporary Link / Government Agencies Category
Department of Veterans Affairs: SF VAMC Fort Miley | SF VAMC Downtown Clinic | SF Vet Center
Other Agencies: Swords to Plowshares |

Veterans Category |

VETERANS CRISIS LINE: 1 (800) 273-8255


Please be aware! Veterans have access to all general services besides government VA services, including county, GA, food stamps, housing, etc.

San Francisco Neighborhoods


Financial District | SOMA | Mission | Civic Center | Chinatown | Tenderloin

North Beach | Marina | Bayview | Potrero Hill | Sunset | Richmond | Balboa

Neighborhood Portal Project | List of Neighborhood Associations

Media Stories:

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 (JAN-JUN) | 2010 (JUL-DEC) | 2011 | 2012

Major Periodicals:

SF Gate / Chronicle "homeless" article search | Examiner "homeless" article search
SF Bay Guardian "homeless" article search | SF Weekly "homeless" article search
BeyondChron "homeless" article search | Fog City Journal "homeless" article search

Other Sites:

Road Dawgs "Voice of Homeless Youth" | SF Street Sheet | Poor Magazine/PNN | Blogs

How Do You ... ?'s new Portal for answering basic questions for how to help the homeless!

---> How Do You - Main Portal <---

How do you get into a shelter? How do you get benefits? How do you get into supportive housing?

Community edited and supported, and still needs expert contributions to the answers. Please help!

SF Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services (VLSP),
Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Resource Manual, 2013-2014 Edition Wiki Updates Project
The 2013-2014 HAP Manual has many changes that are not currently part of The question is whether the wiki or the manual contains the most up to date information.

The most efficient way to ensure the wiki has the best information is to add the 2013-2014 HAP Manual text into its respective wiki agency page under a new section “2013-2014 HAP Manual”. It will then be up to future wiki users to determine whether and how to update the agency page with the new information. A “Needs Clean Up” category will be added to pages with new 2013-2014 text added to them.

When a user has finished the clean up task for an agency, the user should
(1) remove the 2013-2014 section, and
(2) remove the Clean Up category, and
(3) remove this 2013-2014 HAP template.
Percent of 2013-2014 HAP Manual added to _ 0%
Number of Agencies needing 2013-2014 Clean Up: _ approx 700
Category: Needs Clean Up
a Network for SF Homeless (Providers & Advocates)

Welcome! The final agencies from the HAP Manual have been uploaded, and now it's time for the community to start using the resources, and to improve them. We want this site to be a new level of service for the homeless by providing greater knowledge in a more efficient way. The potential for the site and its uses is limitless, and we hope to use the larger wiki community and its resources to add more to SFHOMELESS.NET in the future. If you have any ideas or suggestions to add new features, please contact the administrators.

Thank you.

About this Site and Staff | Site Guidelines and Help
Forum:Site Feedback and Comments | Press Release 1-30-07
COH is a leading homeless advocacy agency in San Francisco. Check their wiki page or web site for a description of their services.Click here to read the COH blog with commentary and news. BLOG

Weekly workgroups at 468 Turk:

  • Civil Rights, Mondays from 12:00-2:00
  • Families and Immigrants, Mondays at 12:00
  • Housing First for Families campaign committee, Thursdays at 12:00
  • Right to a Roof, Wednesdays at 3:00 Also check the Street Sheet for updates and news.
Coalition's wiki page

The Supportive Housing Network (SHN) meets every 3rd Thursday, 3-5pm, at the Dorothy Day Community Room located at 54 McAllister.

  • Next meeting: TBA. SHN is a network made up of direct service providers, resident leaders and property managers in Supportive Housing in SF. Our goal is to increase education on SH issues in efforts to lower the rates of evictions in SF’s Supportive Housing. We have a training component at each of our meetings—usually a speaker invited to share their expertise on a related topic.
Supportive Housing Network wiki page
The TYPIC monitors the City's Ten Year Plan to End Homeless and works with government agencies, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, and other groups and the public to ensure that the directives of the plan are being implemented.

The Council's meeting schedule is not set in advance, and when they meet there is usually short notice. We will try to post meeting dates when we learn them.

San Francisco Ten Year Plan Implementation Council wiki page
Click on LIST ALL PAGES or on the CATEGORIES below.List All Pages

NEW! Categories Displayed By Subject

Click here for HAP's agency listing: HAP Page
Meeting Schedule:
  • Full Board, TBA (usually first Monday of month), 11:00-1:00, at 170 Otis, Born Auditorium
  • Policy Committee, TBA, 11:00-12:30, 1440 Harrison, 2nd or 3rd floor conf rm
  • Funding Committee, TBA, 10:00-12:00, 1440 Harrison, 2nd or 3rd floor conf rm

The Local Homeless Coordinating Board is the lead entity for the San Francisco Continuum of Care. The Local Board works to ensure a unified homeless strategy that is supported by the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, City departments, nonprofit agencies, people who are homeless or formerly homeless and the community at large. All efforts are aimed at permanent solutions, and the range of services is designed to meet the unique and complex needs of individuals who are threatened with or currently experiencing homelessness.

LHCB wiki page
Service providers and advocates meet from 10:00 A.M. through Noon on the 3rd Thursday of each month to network, discuss issues, and confront challenges facing the homeless community.

NEW LOCATION!!! Starting in 2014 we will be meeting at St Anthony's located at 150 Golden Gate. Check with the front desk for the conference assigned that month. The day and time are not expected to change, but please keep watch for any announcements!

Upcoming Meetings

SFHSPN also maintains a discussion group for regular e-mail communications.

To join, please attend a meeting or send an e-mail to

Joining and Using SFHSPN's discussion group

2015 DATES

Check back soon!

TBD = to be determined

Check web site for date changes and updates! PHC Web site
The Shelter Monitoring Committee provides the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, the public, and any other appropriate agency with accurate, comprehensive information about the conditions in and operations of shelters and resource centers. The 13-member body meets monthly to hear concerns and suggestions about City-funded shelters and resource centers and conducts announced and unannounced site visits.

The SMC meets on the Third Wednesday of the month at City Hall, in Room 408. Please post for clients and members of the public. Committee Meetings begin at 10:00 AM. For more information about the meeting or to request a copy of the agenda, please call 415.255.3642.

Shelter Monitoring Committee wiki page
PDF or link to many popular handouts, brochures, training material, and misc literature used by the homeless and advocate community. Documentation Page

W i s h _ L i s t

We have received lots of feedback from all of you saying how much you love SF Homeless Resource Wiki! But this site isn't about us making some changes here and there, but about you coming forth with your knowledge and wisdom and sharing it!!
Wish 1: More people pressing EDIT on the top of the agency page they're visiting -- and then adding useful info, or new info, or changed info, etc.!
Wish 2: Please contribute to the How Do You - Main Portal. In it you the expert share with others how to do something that you probably explain to others all day long anyway. I hear from people all the time how they don't know common procedures, and don't know where to go to get some info. PLEASE HELP by writing down the answers to these questions and then you might not have to answer them on phone so much because this page will turn into this great resource that people will naturally check first before calling you!
Wish 3: Please contribute to the newly created Homelessness Policy Overview page. There is so much policy angst in this City with all the different approaches to all the different areas of how we help the homeless, that we need a place to write it all down to properly educate ourselves. And not just for the provider community but the public too. They need a place beside the media to get arguments for-and-against these different proposals that seem to come out every week.
Wish 4: Another plea for Wish 1. It's easy to EDIT info on a page. Click on EDIT on the top of every page and a Word-like page opens up, and you change the info as easy a editing a Word doc. Then press SAVE. You're done. Easy. You've contributed! Thank you!
Wish 5: Please contribute to the newly created Neighborhood Portal Project. This is going to be awesome when it's done. All we need are volunteers to help add Neighborhood categories to existing agency pages. Then one day soon someone needing a service in their neighborhood can click and get help because a client is more willing to go some place local to them instead of going into the Tenderloin or Civic Center where a lot of services seem to be congested.


To add a new agency or resource, enter the page title in the box below. To prevent duplication, please Search for a previously existing agency or resource and modify that instead of creating a new entry.


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