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 website. Berkeley specific hotline available at (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

Alameda County Community Food Bank

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


If you need food, here's where to find it:



Check these links for announcements of availability Fran Properties 


Mostly wait lists!


Support Group

Healthy Black Families   510-285-6689

24-hour hotline 343-456-7891



Domestic Violence and Rape

Progressive Transitions    510-917-0666


BAWAR (Bay Area Women Against Rape)

24-hour hotline  510-845-7273



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