Now in its 32nd year, the Interfaith Winter Shelter Program opened on Monday, November 30, 2020, increasing shelter capacity for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco during the winter season. This collaboration between Episcopal Community Services, the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), and the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC) serves up to 67 individuals experiencing homelessness at St. Mary’s Cathedral through January 31, 2021. Guests will receive a place to sleep away from the elements, as well as
• two hot meals (dinner and breakfast)
• a takeaway lunch
• mobile showers
All meals are being provided by the ECS CHEFS team.
In keeping with COVID-19 public health guidelines, all shelter guests must receive a referral through the centralized process managed by the COVID-19 Command Center (CC). The CCC works to ensure that referrals from throughout the system of care are matched with the most appropriate shelter resources. Additionally, the San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team (SFHOT) are performing extensive outreach throughout the City to identify individuals experiencing homelessness who are interested in accessing the Interfaith Winter Shelter Program.