Accessing Shelter Network's Services
If you are homeless or about to become homeless, Shelter Network may be able to help. To access our services, you will first need to contact one of Shelter Network's referral agencies.
Please speak to a social worker at one of the referral agencies, and ask about Shelter Network's programs. They can arrange a referral at the appropriate program. If there are no current openings, or if you do not qualify for Shelter Network's programs, they will be able to suggest temporary resources or other programs that can help you.
Daly City Community Service Center
Fair Oaks Community Center
North Peninsula Neighborhood Services
Pacifica Resource Center
To be eligible for one of Shelter Network's programs, a family or individual must:
- Be currently homeless or facing eviction within a week
- Currently live or work in San Mateo County, California (on the San Francisco Peninsula, from Daly City in the north to East Palo Alto in the south)
- Be willing to participate in the program and follow all program rules
- Meet certain other criteria relating to substance addiction, criminal records, domestic violence, etc.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a new program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs that provides homeless prevention and rapid re-housing services to single Veterans as well as Veterans with families.
If you are a Veteran in need of assistance through SSVF, please contact one of the referral agencies listed above.
If you are a service provider or CORE agency interested in referring clients to SSVF, please find more information in the following resources:
Assistance Outside of San Mateo County
If you live or work in the San Francisco Bay Area, but not in San Mateo County, and you need shelter, you can find help by calling:
- 211, a toll-free phone number that connect callers with local community services (view website)
- The Shelter Bed Hotline at 1-800-774-3583
If you need shelter outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, consult your local yellow pages for listings of shelters and homeless service agencies.
Referrals for Shelter
If you are homeless or about to become homeless, Shelter Network may be able to help. To access our services, please contact one of our referral agencies listed below.