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Shelter

Beds inside a bridge shelter

The City of San Diego has contracts with various service providers throughout the city to provide shelter options for individuals to stabilize in a safe, sanitary environment while they are connected to permanent or other long-term housing.

Beds inside a bridge shelter

Services Offered

Beds

Meals

24-hour Security

Restrooms

Showers

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Mental Health Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Shelters

The shelters listed below are City-funded or included as part of the City’s Coordinated Intake System for shelter placements. It does not represent all shelters operating within the City of San Diego.

Please note that capacity may vary depending on COVID-positivity rates and County Public Health guidance. 

  • Alpha Project Bridge Shelter I

    16th & Newton
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Men, Women

    276 beds

  • Alpha Project Bridge Shelter II

    1710 Imperial Avenue
    San Diego CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Men, Women

    128 beds

  • Community Harm Reduction Shelter

    3220 Sports Arena Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92110

    Population Served:
    Men, Women

    44 beds

  • Father Joe's Villages Bishop Maher Center

    1501 Imperial Ave
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Women

    28 beds

  • Father Joe's Villages Paul Mirabile Center

    1501 Imperial Ave
    San Diego CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Men, Women

    350 beds

  • Golden Hall, 1st Floor

    202 C St, 1st Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Men

    324 beds

  • Golden Hall, 2nd Floor

    202 C St, 2nd Floor
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Families, Transition-Age Youth

    210 beds

  • Palm Avenue Interim Transitional Shelter

    1788 Palm Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92154

    Population Served:
    Seniors, Men, Women

    42 beds

  • PATH Connections Housing

    1250 Sixth Ave
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Men, Women

    80 beds

  • San Diego Youth Services

    3255 Wing St
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Transition-Age Youth, Unaccompanied Minors

    9 beds

  • Urban Street Angels Youth Shelter

    1404 Fifth Ave
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Population Served:
    Transition-Age Youth

    19 beds

Total Beds: 0

What to Know About City Shelters

What's Allowed

Domestic pets

Couples/Partners

Personal belongings

Enter and exit freely 

What's Not Allowed

On-site drug or alcohol use

Missed curfew 3+ times

Violent behavior

Registered sex offender

How long can I stay in a shelter program?

There is no limit on how long a person can stay. The goal is to assist shelter clients in stabilizing and accessing services to find permanent or longer-term housing.

Are pets and service/emotional support animals allowed?

Yes. Pets are limited to domesticated animals. Generally, there are no restrictions on the size or breed of the pet that the client may bring in unless mandated by the service provider’s insurance carrier.

Clients are responsible for all aspects of the animal's care, maintenance and well-being.

Are there limits on the amount of belongings that can be brought to the shelter?

Storage limits may vary per shelter. Each person is typically provided two 27-gallon storage bins to be kept with them on-site. Staff will work with the client on securing additional storage at the City’s free storage programs off-site.

Am I required to be sober or attend drug or alcohol classes?

All City-funded shelters are considered low barrier. Per federal guidelines, sobriety or participation in supportive services is not required.

Can I access shelter and stay with my partner?

Eight shelter programs serve both single adult males and females, where couples are welcome. Sleeping accommodations are provided in separate locations; however, partners may congregate in common areas to be together. Intake staff will make all efforts to keep couples/companions together. Bed availability will determine if this is possible.

Do shelters have curfews?

Yes, shelters have curfews ranging between 8 and 10 p.m. to allow staff to assess bed availability each evening. Clients are free to come and go throughout the day at their discretion. Clients who return after “curfew” are still allowed to enter the shelter. If a client is aware that they will be late due to work or other obligations, or for longer than three days, they are required to communicate this to shelter staff so they are not automatically unenrolled from the program.