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The City of San Diego plays an active role in addressing the needs of its homeless citizens. While the City helps fund a variety of homeless services, it does not provide direct assistance. For specific shelter and service information, call the homeless service agencies directly or call 2-1-1.

If you are (or know of someone) experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, contact:

211 San Diego
Phone (direct services):
Dial 2-1-1 or (858) 300-1211
Dial 7-1-1 if you are hearing impaired, ask to be connected to 2-1-1 at (858)-300-1211
Dial (800) 227-0997 if you are outside of San Diego County)

If you would like to report an issue related to a homeless encampment on or near a private property or place of business, contact:

Non-Emergency San Diego Police Department Line
Phone: (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154
24 hours a day/7 days a week

If you are looking to trace a missing or homeless individual, contact:

Homeless Outreach Team (HOT)
Phone: (858) 490-3850

If you are interested in contributing to the homeless programs in your community, contact:

The San Diego Housing Commission currently administers the City's homeless shelters and programs on behalf of the City, and has requested that donations for homeless programs be directed to the United Way of San Diego County.

Individuals or groups who wish to contribute directly to a specific program or service provider can explore the list of regional homeless and services providers by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting 211 San Diego's website.

To make donations towards other City of San Diego departments/programs (such as Police Department, Fire & Life Safety or the Library), please contact the City of San Diego's Philanthropy Center by phone (619-533-3837) or by email (

If you are interested in volunteering with San Diego's homeless community, contact:

San Diego Housing Commission - Project Homeless Connect
Phone: (619) 231-9400

Additional information regarding volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups:

City of San Diego Volunteer Program volunteers assists and support programs and services in City of San Diego Departments and office. You may contact the City of San Diego Citywide Volunteer Office by phone (619-236-6082) or by email (

For a listing of volunteer opportunities with the United Way, contact them by phone (858-492-2000) or visit United Way's volunteer website.

Additional volunteer opportunities may be available by contacting 211 San Diego by phone (dial, 2-1-1) or by visiting 211 San Diego's website.

For more information regarding the City of San Diego's Homeless Services Program, contact:

City of San Diego
1200 Third Ave., MS-56D
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 236-6700
Fax: (619) 533-3219