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Hamilton Family Emergency Center
Address 260 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone 415-292-5228
Hours 11 A.M. and 5 P.M.
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Hamilton Family Center

An online resource of community services for families of San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa County. A Message Board is available to share questions and experiences with other families.

260 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

Hamilton Family Emergency Center 415-292-5228 (Call-in Hotline 11 A.M. and 5 P.M. to request an Emergency Bed) HFEC offers newly homeless families access to emergency overnight shelter. Hamilton Family Emergency Center requires you must have children or be seven months pregnant to be eligible. 14 Emergency Beds and 26 60-Day beds are available. Families calling in at the call-in time will be informed whether or not they are offered a bed based on availability. HFEC provides a warm bed, three meals a day, and on-site medical services. Case management, direct access to Employment and First Avenues Housing Specialists, and activities for children through the Children’s Program is also available.

Hamilton Family Residences 415-292-9930 Ext. 0. HFR is one of the four family shelters in San Francisco accessed exclusively through the Connecting Point centralized intake hotline at 888-811-7233 or 442-5130. HFR is a 90-Day shelter program that requires case management and a savings plan. Other comprehensive support services provided include three meals a day, individual and group therapy, activities for children through the Children’s Program and direct access to Employment and First Avenues Housing Specialists.

First Avenues- Housing Solutions for Families 415-614-9060. First Avenues is designed to move families rapidly into permanent housing and to assist at-risk families avoid eviction. Services available include: housing search and advocacy, move-in and security assistance, temporary rental subsidies, home-based support services, eviction prevention, and Going Home funds. First Avenues provides services for one year after a family moves into permanent housing. Home Based Support Services Case Managers make home visits and assist families access local resources such as counseling, child care, health care, parenting classes, and support groups.

1631 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

HFC Transitional Housing Program 415-409-2100 Ext. 100 THP offers 20 families temporary housing in private apartments and comprehensive support services for up to 18 months. THP provides time to identify and address the causes of their homelessness. Families improve budgeting, parenting, and other life skills while preparing for economic and housing stability.

HFC Administration and Development 415-409-2100

172 6th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 The Dudley Apartments 415-861-8640 Hamilton Family Center offers onsite social services to formerly homeless families, and extremely low-income seniors and single adults living in this 75-unit permanent supportive housing program created in partnership with Mercy Housing California. Staff assist residents stabilize their lives and address issues such as mental health, domestic violence, substance abuse, and physical disabilities.

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Hamilton Family Center Emergency & Interim Shelter - L 260 Golden Gate Ave., 94102 415-292-9930 415-292-5228 (Emergency Shelter Intake, call at 11 a.m. or 5 p.m.) Hamilton Family Emergency Center—the only 24-hour family emergency shelter in San Francisco—provides newly homeless families access to overnight or 60-day shelter beds, a full continuum of safety net support services, three nutritious meals a day, crisis intervention counseling, and on-site medical services. Hamilton Family Residences—the largest family homeless shelter in San Francisco—offers up to six months of shelter while providing comprehensive support services that include employment and life-skills training, credit repair, housing search and placement, individual and group therapy, and financial assistance.

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