Oakland Women's Center closed April 5, 2018


Please check out the community resources below.  Let us know resources to add.



VIDEO: The Short Wondrous Life of Oakland Women's Center


Resources for Homeless Women



Berkeley Food & Housing Project Women’s Overnight

2140 Dwight (& Shattuck), Berkeley (510)-649-4965

Services, dinner, and shelter beds for women up to 4 months. 


Berkeley-Oakland Support Services (BOSS)

711 Harrison St. (at 4th.) in Berkeley. You must be referred through the Berkeley Shelter Hotline at (866)-960-2132.

Shelter is closed from 9am-5pm every day, open 24 hours for families. There is a separate wing for women and children.

No minors are allowed unless accompanied by guardian. Facilities can accommodate 90 people. Free breakfast and dinner. Showers available Mon-Fri 7-10pm. Try to bring your own towel and soap. Wheelchair accessible. (510) 843-3700 



Information, resources and referrals for non-profit agencies and social services available 24/7 in any area accessible by dialing 211 from any phone or visiting the 211.org website. Berkeley specific hotline available at 1-(800)-273-6222.


Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center

2218 Acton St. (at Bancroft Way), Berkeley. M-F 8am-4pm.

A safe daytime shelter for homeless women and children. Provides food, workshops, information personal hygiene items, and transitional housing options. 510-548-2884 



Health Care for the Homeless

HCH has provided health care and case management services to persons experiencing homelessness throughout Alameda County.

1404 Franklin Street, Suite 200  Oakland, CA 94612-3208



Meals and Food

Food Not Bombs, East Bay (FNB)

People's Park: 2556 Haste St., Berkeley. M-F 3pm


Sunday meals are served 3pm in front of the Sutter Hotel

584 14th St, Oakland. Hot vegan meals six days a week.  


Alameda County Community Food Bank

To find a location to pick up groceries or a hot meal, call the helpline  (510)-635-3663 


 Resources for Women


Looking for Affordable Housing?

Check these links for announcements of availability






https://www.mercyhousing.org/california-properties#San Fran Properties








https://www.onehomebayarea.org/  mostly wait lists


Support Group

Healthy Black Families   510-285-6689

24-hour hotline 555-343-456-7891



Domestic Violence and Rape

Progressive Transitions    510-917-0666


BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape)

24-hour hotline  510-845-7273



Clothing Donations

Urban University   510-835-3165

Supports on-the-job training for low -income single moms


Bambino Shop   510-658-7473

Benefits Children's Hospital


Bananas  510-658-7353

Kids clothing, toys, and books