About the Shelter

What is the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter?

Since 1988, the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC), Episcopal Community Services (ECS) and the current Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) have partnered to operate the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter.  Designed to augment existing shelter opportunities during the coldest months of the year (Sunday before Thanksgiving through the end of February), the Interfaith Winter Shelter provides breakfast, dinner, and a safe and warm overnight rest for up to 100 homeless men each night.

Where is the Interfaith Winter Shelter?
The Interfaith Winter Shelter is hosted by four congregations - St. Boniface Catholic ChurchSt. Mary's CathedralSt. Mark's Lutheran Church, and First Unitarian Universalist Society, with ECS' Canon Kip Senior Center supplementing additional dates. Each year, a large effort takes place in networking with local faith communities to open their spaces and their hearts.