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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

Berkeley Homeless Emergency Services


Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter
Due to Poor Air Quality the

Shelter will be open:
Friday, 11/16 through Sunday, 11/18

North Berkeley Senior Center (NBSC)
1901 Hearst Avenue - NBSC is disabled-accessible

7. p.m.
Do not arrive on premises before 6:45 p.m.

For more information call 510-830-6981

 

 

2018 - 2019 Winter Shelter Information

BERKELEY EMERGENCY STORM SHELTER (BESS)

1931 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Basement of the Veterans Building

The City of Berkeley funds an emergency shelter for people who are living on the streets in Berkeley. This program provides 52 beds prioritized to serve Berkeley’s most vulnerable homeless individuals. All beds are currently filled. Each evening, any vacant beds are filled on a first-come, first-served basis at 7 PM each night. Please do not arrive on the premises before 6:45.

SHELTER AND NAVIGATION CENTERS 

Programs

Operating Hours  

Services

Dorothy Day House - Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS)

1931 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 830-6981

7 nights a week

7 p.m. -- 7 a.m.

Provides overnight emergency shelter for homeless adults over 18 in Berkeley.

Bay Area Community Services (BACS) - Pathways STAIR Center

Second Street at Cedar Street

Berkeley, CA

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Provides low-barrier shelter, intensive case management services, and rapid rehousing assistance to high-needs encampment residents in Berkeley.


Access to STAIR is by referral only through the Hub. Visit the City’s Coordinated Entry System page  for more information on eligibility and access.

 

DAYTIME RESPITE AND OTHER SERVICES  

Programs

Operating Hours  

Services

Homeless Locker Program at the MASC

1931 Center Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

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

(510) 843-3700

Mondays– Fridays
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Sundays
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 non

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.

BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC)
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 843-3700

Sunday - Saturday (major holidays excepted) 8:00 a.m. - 12 Noon

 

Provides respite from the streets; showers (from 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., first come, first served); laundry (sign up every Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m. for laundry slots the following week); restroom access (8:00 - 12 noon); access to clothes, shoes, hygiene items when available.

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.

BOSS Multi-Agency Service Center (MASC)
1931 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 843-3700

Sunday - Saturday (major holidays excepted): 
8:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., first come, first served.
 

 

 

 

MORNING MEAL SERVICES - (*Not City Funded)

Locations Operating Hours

Dorothy Day Breakfast - Christ Church
2138 Cedar St.
Berkeley, CA 94709

Mondays - Saturday:
7:00 am
*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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