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Homeless Directory - International Index (California - San Francisco)Homeless Directory

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San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team
(415) 401-2660 Monday - Tuesday
(415) 554-8471 Wednesday - Friday

The San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SF HOT) was established in June 2004. Originally the team consisted of 10 experienced caseworkers from the Human Services Agency, the Department of Public Health and the nonprofit organization, Community Awareness and Treatment Services (CATS). The goal was to engage chronic homeless individuals in services that would get them off the streets and into stabilized situations. Caseworkers conduct outreach to those living on the streets and offer benefits such as medical and mental health services, substance abuse treatment, transitional housing opportunities, and, eventually, permanent housing.

The SF HOT team initially targeted the areas where the majority of the chronic homeless live: the Tenderloin, South of Market, and the Financial District. Due to the overwhelming success of the SF HOT team, we have been able to increase the number of caseworkers to 20, and expand the area of their outreach efforts to the Mission, Castro and other areas.

San Francisco Department of Public Health - Homeless Services

www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/homeless/

Homeless Programs administers a number of special projects and contracts with community-based organizations to deliver a variety of services to homeless persons, including the clinics listed and the Tom Waddell Health

Clinics:
Drop-In/Same Day Clinic - Same day appointments and drop in visits. Must come in person to make an appointment and be evaluated by a triage nurse. Operates from 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.
Drop-In Nurse Clinic - Operates from 8:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday; 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays.
Primary Care Clinics - All primary care clinics are interdisciplinary and include: medical, social and psychological services; education and outreach.
Community Site Clinics - In addition to services at Tom Waddell Health Center, Health Care for the Homeless provides medical, podiatry, mental health and social services around the City as part of its Outreach Program.

Tom Waddell Health Center
50 Lech Walesa (Ivy) Street
San Francisco, CA.
415-355-7400

Urgent Care Clinic
1st Floor: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. closed on Sunday & holidays

Project Homeless Connect
The mission of Project Homeless Connect is to rally the city to support and create lasting solutions for homeless San Franciscans.

The goals of PHC are:

  • Improve access to services and housing for homeless San Franciscans
  • Engage and increase the collaborative involvement of homeless consumers, business, non-profit community, and individual volunteers to work together to create solutions to homelessness.
  • To improve the system of care by creating opportunities for collaboration and sharing of best practices among San Francisco's homeless provider community.
  • Leverage private, corporate and foundation money and in-kind support to augment city efforts to increase housing options and build service capacity for homeless San Franciscans.

projecthomelessconnect.com

San Francisco Helps!
San Francisco Helps! is a small group of volunteers working to improve conditions for the low-income and homeless communities in San Francisco, California. They have published the 2008 San Francisco Helps! Resource Guide and Daily Meals Chart
www.sanfranciscohelps.com/
sanfranciscohelps.blogspot.com/

Bay Area Benefits Access Collaborative (BAYBAC)
The Bay Area Benefits Access Collaborative (BAYBAC) is a collaborative of service agencies assisting homeless individuals apply for SSI / SSDI disability benefits. Additionally, BAYBAC works with the Social Security Administration--and the state agency with which it contracts disability determinations (the DAPD)--to reduce the barriers that homeless individuals face when applying for these benefits. BAYBAC's goal is to eliminate the need for advocates in the application process.
995 Market St., # 915
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-512-1728
Email: fmcilveen@sfbar.org

Bay Area Homelessness Project
The Bay Area Homelessness Project is consortium of 15 Bay Area universities and colleges that teach courses on homelessness, or have student advocacy groups around the issue, or offer programs to help homeless student's transition to school. The Bay Area Homelessness Project home page provides information on their activities including, a course description, class activities and other information related to homelessness.
Email:stewartd@ece.ucdavis.edu

The General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP)
Is a non-profit working in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco for 10 years. GAAP works with members of the homeless community and low-income community in San Francisco, helping clients get the Food Stamps, General Assistance and Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. GAAP also provides referrals, a mail and message service for clients. GAAP is staffed primarily by law students from Hastings College of the Law, with help from students at San Francisco State and Stanford Law School.
276 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-928-8191
Contact: Manel Kappagoda
Email: kappagod@holmes.uchastings.edu

The Homeless Advocacy Project
Since 1988, HAP has provided free legal assistance to individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Volunteer and staff legal advocates assist clients with a range of issues, including tenant/landlord disputes, problems with food stamps and General Assistance, applying for SSI/SSDI disability benefits, immigration issues, arrest warrants & family law, towed cars, replacing lost IDs and other documents; additionally HAP social service volunteers and staff provide referrals for shelters, rehab programs and other social services in the city. Most volunteer legal advocates are either law students or attorneys doing pro bono work. Most social service volunteers are licensed social workers / psychologists or social work students.
995 Market St. # 915, San Francisco, CA 94103, the cross street is 6th St.
Phone: 415-974-6541
Email: aengel@sfbar.org

Raphael House
Raphael House of San Francisco offers comprehensive services that have the ultimate goal of helping homeless, recently homeless and at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds. Recent additions include: the AfterCare program, designed to help "alumni" families build on their stay with Raphael House, Day Care, and the Adult Childcare Training program.
1065 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-474-3245
www.raphaelhouse.org

UCSF Homeless Clinic
The University of California at San Francisco Homeless Clinic seeks to provide medical care to the homeless and indigent people of San Francisco. The clinic is run by medical and advanced practice nursing students and operates four days per week. The UCSF Homeless Clinic home page provides information on the operation of the clinic, the history and philosophy of the clinic, minutes from meetings, and health information handouts used for patient education.
Homeless Health Project
UCSF - Dept. of FCM, Box 0900, San Francisco, CA 94143
Email: kgill@itsa.ucsf.edu

Episcopal Sanctuary
Food, Long & Short Term Shelter, Clothing, etc.
How to get Help & Shelter:
To be allocated a bed at most shelters in San Francisco, including ECS's Sanctuary, you need to register with the city before being referred to a shelter. The McMillan Drop-In Center at 39 Fell Street is one place where you can register. It is open 365 days a year for 23 hours a day - only closed between 10am - 11am for cleaning.

The Sanctuary
201 8th Street, San Francisco
The Sanctuary is a client Focused Harm Reduction Modality. All participants continue to be referred to the Sanctuary by the citywide C.H.A.N.G.E.S referral and bed placement system with the exception of C.A.A.P. clients. All participants are encouraged by our Integrated Support Service Team to participate in our case management program. Presently, one hundred and thirty seven (137) reservations come from C.A.A.P. workers, fifty-eight (58) from the city's seven Resource Centers and five (5) from the Homeless Outreach Team.

Next Door
1001 Polk Street, San Francisco
The Next Door shelter provides stays for up to 6 months for homeless adults who have agreed to case management support designed to help them find and keep housing. Next Door is not part of the city registration system. Anyone who wants to stay at Next Door needs to go there in person to sign up. There is typically a waiting period, particularly for men, which can be several weeks depending on demand.
www.ecs-sf.org

Housing - Shelters / Transitional Housing

San Francisco Homeless Resource
A comprehensive wiki of Shelters in the area

American Red Cross of the Bay Area
85 Second Street 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 427-8000

Mass Shelter Asian Women's Shelter (AWS)
3543-18th Street Suite 19, San Francisco, CA 94110
(877) 751-0880

Women Shelter Community Housing Partnership
810 Avenue D, San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 391-2404

Community Housing Partnership
835 Ofarrell Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 749-1695

Compass Community Services
995 Market Street 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 399-9406

Shelter Runaway Youth Guerrero House
899 Guerrero Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 550-4478

Men's Shelter La Casa de Las Madres
1850 Mission Street suite B, San Francisco, CA 94103
1-877-503-1850

Women Shelter Monsignor LYNE Community
118 Diamond Street Apt 101, San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 255-8004

Shelter Family Tenderlion Housing Clinic
449 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 923-9846

Tenderloin House Clinic
811 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-5690

Tenderloin Housing Clinic
514 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 553-6284

Tenderloin Housing Clinic Inc
2791 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 503-1096

W.O.M.A.N.
333 Valencia St. Ste. 251, San Francisco, CA 94103
(877) 384-3578

American Red Cross of the Bay Area
85 Second Street 8th Floor San Francisco, CA 94105
Mass Shelter
(415) 427-8000

Cameron House
920 Sacramento Street SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108
Women Shelter
(415) 781-0401

Community Housing Partnership
810 Avenue D San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 391-2404

Community Housing Partnership
835 Ofarrell Street San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 749-1695

Compass Community Services
995 Market Street 5th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 399-9406

Diamond Youth Shelter
Larkin Street Youth Services (800) 669-6196
536 Central Avenue San Francisco, CA 94117
Shelter Runaway Youth

Guerrero House - Catholic Charities
899 Guerrero Street San Francisco, CA 94110
Men's Shelter
(415) 550-4478

La Casa de Las Madres
1850 Mission Street suite B San Francisco, CA 94103
Women Shelter
1-877-503-1850

Monsignor LYNE Community
118 Diamond Street Apt 101 San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 255-8004

Tenderlion Housing Clinic
449 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 923-9846

Tenderloin House Clinic
811 Geary Street San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-5690

Tenderloin Housing Clinic
514 South Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 553-6284

Tenderloin Housing Clinic Inc
2791 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 503-1096

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