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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.onehomebayarea.org/ mostly wait lists
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
Urban University 510-835-3165
Supports on-the-job training for low -income single moms
Bambino Shop 510-658-7473
Benefits Children's Hospital
Kids clothing, toys, and books