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Health, Housing & Community Services Department
Health, Housing & Community Services Department

Berkeley Homeless Emergency Services

For information about services available during the pandemic, see COVID-19 support for the unhoused.

COVID-19 Community Resources  


The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered residents to shelter in place through May 3, 2020 in response to COVID-19. Please see the list below for changes to homeless services and operations.   

Agency Contact Available Services
Berkeley Community Resource Center/Dorothy Day House

1391 Center St., Berkeley, CA
For questions or clarification contact: Robbie Montoya 
(510) 705-1325
(510) 228-7587
Open 7days a week - Breakfast/lunch box style to go. Served on parking lot side at 8:15 AM and 12:30 PM.

Services: Sign-up IN COURTYARD side between 8:15-9 AM every morning for NEXT DAY SERVICE of 16 showers (incl. 3 laundry) at 9:00-11:00 AM and at 1:00-3:00 PM.

NO bathroom accessibility or same day services.  

Berkeley Drop-In Center

3234 Adeline, Berkeley, CA
Call: (510) 653-3808
Payee services & Mail Services. Peer support assistance by phone, hygiene products. Monday and Thursday 10:00-3:00 PM.

Drop in facility closed for  public gatherings/no bathroom accessibility.

Berkeley Food and Housing Project Community Meal

1744 University Ave., Berkeley, CA
Call: (510) 649-4965 Lunch bag to go service provided. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. 

Spaghetti dinner on Wednesday by the Lutheran Church of the Cross: 3:30-4:45 PM

Berkeley Mental Health

1521 University Ave., Berkeley, CA 
Call: (510) 981-5280 Services are limited in regards to seeing clients directly.  Doors are open Monday-Thursday 10-12pm and Fridays from 1-3pm to conduct client assessments. Phone hours are the same. 

Downtown Streets Team Victor Mavedzenge
(510) 390-3512
Case management and employment services by phone. Continuing to provide weekly basic needs stipends for existing Team Member participants.

Homeless Action Center Email: Amy Orgain
Disability hearings are phone hearings only. No drop-in services except to receive mail. Email Amy Orgain if you have clients who have problems receiving their SSI, GA, Food stamps, or Medi-Cal benefits.
LifeLong Medical Care Call Mukund Raguram
(510) 932-3962
Closed to in person visits until further notice. Call: 510-981-4100 to schedule a phone visit with a doctor. Lifelong is doing COVID testing for symptomatic patients - call the main line to go through a phone screening before being referred to a testing site in Oakland or Richmond.

North County Housing Resource Center Call: (510) 495-0131 No walk-in service. Call: 510-495-0131 for assessments by phone Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:00 AM –12 Noon. 

UC Berkeley Homeless Outreach  Ari Neulight
(510) 365-4394
Limited morning/late morning outreach to provide information, hand sanitizer, basic needs, hear and communicate needs/concerns to the city.

Available other times by phone/text.

Women's Daytime Drop-In Center

2218 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Call: (510) 548-2884 or contact Leslie Berkler at (510) 479-4573 Monday-Friday 8 AM-4 PM
To go food provided, hygiene products, diapers.
Limited staff on site.

Referrals and assistance by phone
(510) 548-2884 or help@womensdropin.org

Drop-In facility not open for public gathering.




Operating Hours  


Dorothy Day House Berkeley Community Resource Center
1931 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 705-1325

Mondays - Sundays
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last load of laundry at 3:00 p.m.)
Provides breakfast, lunch, shower and laundry services. Also provide community resources and referrals. 

Dorothy Day House Homeless Locker Program at the Veterans Memorial Building

1931 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

Enter through the wooden door on the right side when facing steps of the Veterans building

(510) 705-1325

Mondays– Sundays
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (last locker access)


Provides first-come, first-served access to lockers (18” width X 36” height X 24” depth) for storage of personal belongings. Perishable items, soiled/infested items, hazardous items (such as explosives), and illegal weapons are not allowed.


Berkeley Drop-In Center (BDIC)
3234 Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 653-3808 

Mondays - Thursdays
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.



Provides respite, restrooms, storage lockers, packaged meals, free phone services, message services, counseling, group sessions and access to mental health and medical professionals.


Bonita House
Creative Wellness Center
South Berkeley Community Church
1802 Fairview St. at Ellis St.
Berkeley, CA 94703

9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Provides mental health/substance abuse counseling, living skills training, community integration education, pre-vocational training, wellness/recovery programming, referrals to community resources, computer training, art therapy, activities/special interest programming, peer support and leadership, socialization, respite, morning snacks and a nutritious hot lunch.


Suitcase Clinic/ASUC Youth/LGBTQ+ Clinic
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 423-3303

Monday nights
6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Provides referrals to community services for individuals who are 18 - 25 years old. Professional services may include medical, dentistry, pharmaceutical, massage and acupuncture. Dinner is provided

Suitcase Clinic/ASUC Women’s Clinic
Dwight Way Women's Shelter
2140 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 423-3659
Monday nights
7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Provides referrals to community services for women and their children.

Suitcase Clinic/ASUC General Clinic
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
2407 Dana Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 269-7242
Tuesdays nights
6:15 pm-9:00 pm
Provides referrals to community services for individuals of all ages. Professional services may include medical, dentistry, pharmaceutical, massage, and acupuncture. Dinner is provided.



Women's Daytime Drop-In Center
2218 Acton St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 548-2884

Mondays - Fridays
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (closed 1st Friday of the month)

See www.womensdropin.org for holiday schedule

For women and children: Breakfast and hot lunch served weekdays, respite, restroom, mail service, case management and referrals to community organizations.   Weekly groups on personal issues, art, wellness, and domestic violence. Helps women find training and employment and assists with financial planning.  Provides families resources, parenting help and educational advocacy.  Free hygiene kits and diapers  available 8 am - 4 pm weekdays.
Youth Spirit Artworks Winter Youth Emergency Day Shelter
1740 Alcatraz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 282-0396


Sat and Sun 8:30am to 6:30pm from Jan 2nd to April 29th.

Hosts Arts Workshops (with stipends) from 8:30am to 1:30pm and 1:30pm to 6:30pm


Provides stipend/paid jobs readiness training empowering homeless and unstably housed youth, ages 16 to 25.





Operating Hours 


LifeLong Ashby Health Center
Acupuncture Detox Clinic
At Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Street, Suite 280
Berkeley, CA  94703
(510) 981-4100


Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Provides auricular (detoxification) acupuncture to Berkeley residents who are chemically dependent.


Options Recovery Services
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 666-9552

Mondays - Fridays
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Provides daytime treatment program and mental health clinic services for clients who have co-occurring disorders.





Operating Hours 

Telegraph/Channing Garage
2450 Durant Avenue
(one-half block west of Telegraph Avenue)
Berkeley, CA 94704

Mondays - Thursdays:
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Fridays - Saturdays:
7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Civic Center  
2180 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

Mondays - Fridays:  
7:45 a.m. – 10 a.m.

3 p.m. -- 10 p.m. 

10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m.


People’s Park  
2556 Haste St. 
Berkeley, CA 94704

Mondays - Sundays:  
6:00 a.m.  – 10:00 p.m.


City of Berkeley Park Restrooms:
Adventure Playground, Aquatic Park, Berkeley Rose Garden, Cedar-Rose Park, Codornices Park, Cragmont Rock Park, Glendale-La Loma Park, Grove Park, Horseshoe Park, John Hinkel Park, King School Park, Live Oak Park, Marina Mall,  San Pablo Park, Shorebird Park, Strawberry Creek Park, Virginia-McGee Totland, West Campus Swim Center, Willard Park and Willard Pool.

Restroom hours vary by season and are usually open during daylight hours.






Operating Hours 

Willard Pool
2701 Telegraph Ave., at Derby St.
Berkeley, CA 94705 

Mondays -Fridays:
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Sundays:
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Dorothy Day House  
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 705-1325

Mondays - Sundays: 
8:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (last shower starts)





Locations Operating Hours
*Night on the Streets Catholic Worker
People's Park
2556 Haste St.
Berkeley, CA 94704

7:30 am


*Phillips Temple Church

3332 Adeline St.

Berkeley, CA 94703

Second and Fourth Sunday:

8:30 to 9:30 am



MID-DAY MEAL SERVICES - (*Not City Funded)


Operating Hours 

McGee Avenue Baptist Church 
1640 Stuart St., McGee Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 843-1774

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  


*St. Paul AME Church
2024 Ashby Avenue at Adeline St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 848-2050

11:30 a.m.


South Berkeley Community Church
1802 Fairview St., at Ellis St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 652-1040



*Church by the Side of the Road 
 2108 Russell St., at Lorina St.  
Berkeley, CA 94705

Second Sundays of the month
1:00 p.m.


*Phillips Temple Church

3332 Adeline St.

Berkeley, CA 94703


First and Third Saturday:






Operating Hours 

*Berkeley Food and Housing Project 
Lutheran Church of the Cross
1744 University Ave.  
Berkeley, CA 94703

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
3:30 p.m.


*Newman Hall
2700 Dwight Way at College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-7812

First Saturdays of the month 
4:00 p.m.


*First Presbyterian Church
2407 Dana Street at Haste Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-6242

Second & last Saturdays of the month
5:00 p.m. 


*St. Mark's Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way at Ellsworth Street 
Berkeley, CA 94704 
(510) 848-5107 

Third Saturdays of the month
5:00 p.m.


St. Mary Magdalen Church
2005 Berryman St., at Henry St
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 526-4811 

First & Fourth Sundays of the month 
3:00 p.m.


*All Souls Episcopal Parish  
2220 Cedar St., at Spruce St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-1755  

Second Sundays of the month
4:00 p.m.


Congregation Beth El
1301 Oxford Street at Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 848-3988 

Third Sundays of the month
5:00 p.m.


*Night on the Streets Catholic Worker  
People's Park
2556 Haste Street
Berkeley, CA 94704


Fifth Sundays of the month
4:00 p.m.








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