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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Berkeley Homeless Emergency Services

 

Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter

Old City Hall
2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way  

Date

Time Open

12/13/2019
12/14/2019
12/15/2019

7:00 pm

 

Do not arrive on premises before Shelter opens

For more information call 510-705-1516

 

The City of Berkeley funds the emergency storm shelter for people who are living on the streets in Berkeley. The shelter will open when temperature is below 45°F or rain forecast with greater then 50% certainty or Air Quality Index (AQI) higher than 151. Each evening, any vacant beds are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at 7PM each night. Currently, the shelter is not open.

2018 - 2019 Winter Shelter Information 

DAYTIME RESPITE AND OTHER SERVICES  


Programs

Operating Hours  

Services

 
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.

Fridays
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

Tuesdays
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.

 

Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter - (BESS)

 
Refer to the top of this page for 2018 - 2019 Winter Shelter information  
                                                                          


ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG PROGRAMS (AOD)

Programs

Operating Hours 

Services

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.

 

 

RESTROOMS

Locations

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. 
Sundays: 
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. 
 

Saturdays:   
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.

 

 















 SHOWER PROGRAM

Locations

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)
 

 

 
 

 

MORNING MEAL SERVICES - (*Not City Funded)

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

Sundays:
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)

Locations

Operating Hours 

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

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  
Noon

 

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

Tuesdays:
11:30 a.m.

 

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

Thursdays
Noon

 

*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:

12pm

 


LATE AFTERNOON WEEKDAYS & WEEKEND MEAL SERVICES  
(*Not City Funded)

Locations

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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