How to get help and shelter:
San Francisco Shelter Reservation Centers serve as the point of entry to shelters for single adults. They coordinate bed assignments throughout the city to maximize the utilization of space. An individual needs to physically go to one of these centers to get a reservation. The reservations fill up quickly and the shelters generally cannot admit anyone without one.
|165 Capp Street
||525 Fifth Street
|Glide Walk-in Center
|330 Ellis Street, #101
201 8th Street, San Francisco
1001 Polk Street, San Francisco
Both The Sanctuary and Next Door follow a client Focused Harm Reduction Modality. All of the participants are referred to these shelters through the Resource Centers listed above. Once in the shelter, participants are encouraged to participate in our case management programs.
How to get academic and job training:
Any student who is homeless or low-income can participate in Skills Center classes. Classes include reading and writing, GED preparation, computer skills, vocational guidance and a culinary training program, CHEFS.
The Adult Education Center is located at 165 Eighth Street at Natoma.
Each student is asked to come to an orientation. Orientation is at 1:00pm Monday through Thursday.
Assessment and Placement
Each student meets with a teacher to assess interest and academic level to find the appropriate level of instruction.
Vocational guidance is available to Skills Center students and to residents of ECS supportive housing sites.
CHEFS: Conquering Homelessness through Employment in Food Service
CHEFS is a six month culinary training program for homeless adults and those living in supportive housing sites. Qualifying students receive a three month classroom/kitchen training and upon completion are sent to a three month internship in an outside agency or local business. Admission occurs three times a year. Please call (415) 487-3300 x6115 to inquire about the next starting date.
How to get senior services:
Canon Kip Senior Center is located at 705 Natoma at 8th Street and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Congregate Meal Program
Sign up in person at the Senior Center for lunch Monday - Friday. Lunch reservations are on a first come, first served basis. We recommend arriving an hour prior to lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m.
A monthly calendar of events is available by contacting (415) 487-3300 x6212.
Please call (415) 487-3300 x6213 to make an appointment to see a case manager.