Welcome to San Francisco Homeless Resource
a resource directory that anyone can edit
San Francisco Homeless Resource is a collaborative website for homeless advocates, providers, government and others in San Francisco. The wiki is a new evolution of how all parties helping the homeless can get together and share information efficiently and quickly.
The site can be updated by any user, so everyone can add and update information -- allowing much greater efficiency in serving the homeless community in San Francisco.
1. Click on All Pages or Categories in the menu above this line. This will give you access to the agencies and services if you know their name.
or 2. Type in the agency name or service in the search box below, or use google by clicking below the search box.
For a more thorough search of content, use Google's "site search". Add your search terms after site:sfhomeless.wikia.com.
*IMPORTANT WIKI NEWS 2015! This month January 2015 marks the 8th year anniversary of SFHomeless.net. SFHomeless.net receives up to 2,000 hits a day and is prominently featured in top Google search results. Yet despite this important role the wiki plays in helping promote our City's homeless resources, we still do not have regular contributions from the people who use the database, and more importantly, we are not getting the "new" changes that people in the know should be adding. Many edits are left to the administrators to handle, and usually one administrator, David. Well, David "may" be leaving the Bay Area this year, and what happens to SFHomeless.net is hard to say. At worst it will falter and the data will grow old and become a nuisance, at which time the site will need to be taken down. But, if 2015 is the year people finally come together to maintain the wiki as a community in larger numbers, then we have a chance. Every year a new duplication of homeless resources gets created by someone. Instead we should be trying to figure a way to manage one efficient database, and hopefully one that the community owns, not just the government or some large agency (they should be users and contributors and co-owners). That was the dream in 2007 when we started SFHomeless.net, and 2015 will decide its fate. If you use and love SFHomeless.net, and plan to be in the SF area for a while (years), then please contact David to discuss becoming an administrator and keep SFHomeless.net alive for years to come. Thank you.
*NEW DIRECTORY MAPPING FUNCTIONS! SF Homeless Resource has received a generous charitable donation of programming from BRUTE LABS in the form of mapping/directory summaries added to each of the wiki's hundreds of agencies. You will see these summaries on the page, but you can also see them as they are regenerated on projectOPEN so that they can be seen together and used in various searches. Thank you BRUTE LABS!
*SF HOMELESS RESOURCE WIKI IS AD FREE! SF Homeless Resource is a non-profit administered resource web site and is being hosted without ads! We hope that this change will allow users at concerned agencies to contribute more freely, or permit their employees to use SF Homeless Resource without violating any internal internet usage policies. Enjoy!
*OUR FACEBOOK GROUP! - SF Homeless Resource Wiki Facebook Group - We will use this Facebook group to promote SF Homeless Resource Wiki. Please join and tell people you know who would be interested in joining.
How do you get into a shelter? How do you get benefits? How do you get into supportive housing?
Community edited and supported, and still needs expert contributions to the answers. Please help!
SF Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services (VLSP), Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) Resource Manual, 2013-2014 Edition SFHomeless.net Wiki Updates Project
The 2013-2014 HAP Manual has many changes that are not currently part of SFHomeless.net. The question is whether the wiki or the manual contains the most up to date information.
The most efficient way to ensure the wiki has the best information is to add the 2013-2014 HAP Manual text into its respective wiki agency page under a new section “2013-2014 HAP Manual”. It will then be up to future wiki users to determine whether and how to update the agency page with the new information. A “Needs Clean Up” category will be added to pages with new 2013-2014 text added to them.
When a user has finished the clean up task for an agency, the user should (1) remove the 2013-2014 section, and (2) remove the Clean Up category, and (3) remove this 2013-2014 HAP template.
Percent of 2013-2014 HAP Manual added to SFHomeless.net: _ 0%
Number of Agencies needing 2013-2014 Clean Up: _ approx 700
SFHOMELESS.NET a Network for SF Homeless (Providers & Advocates)
Welcome! The final agencies from the HAP Manual have been uploaded, and now it's time for the community to start using the resources, and to improve them. We want this site to be a new level of service for the homeless by providing greater knowledge in a more efficient way. The potential for the site and its uses is limitless, and we hope to use the larger wiki community and its resources to add more to SFHOMELESS.NET in the future. If you have any ideas or suggestions to add new features, please contact the administrators.
The Supportive Housing Network (SHN) meets every 3rd Thursday, 3-5pm, at the Dorothy Day Community Room located at 54 McAllister.
Next meeting: TBA. SHN is a network made up of direct service providers, resident leaders and property managers in Supportive Housing in SF. Our goal is to increase education on SH issues in efforts to lower the rates of evictions in SF’s Supportive Housing. We have a training component at each of our meetings—usually a speaker invited to share their expertise on a related topic.
The TYPIC monitors the City's Ten Year Plan to End Homeless and works with government agencies, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, and other groups and the public to ensure that the directives of the plan are being implemented.
The Council's meeting schedule is not set in advance, and when they meet there is usually short notice. We will try to post meeting dates when we learn them.
The Local Homeless Coordinating Board is the lead entity for the San Francisco Continuum of Care. The Local Board works to ensure a unified homeless strategy that is supported by the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, City departments, nonprofit agencies, people who are homeless or formerly homeless and the community at large. All efforts are aimed at permanent solutions, and the range of services is designed to meet the unique and complex needs of individuals who are threatened with or currently experiencing homelessness.
Service providers and advocates meet from 10:00 A.M. through Noon on the 3rd Thursday of each month to network, discuss issues, and confront challenges facing the homeless community.
NEW LOCATION!!! Starting in 2014 we will be meeting at St Anthony's located at 150 Golden Gate. Check with the front desk for the conference assigned that month. The day and time are not expected to change, but please keep watch for any announcements!
SFHSPN also maintains a discussion group for regular e-mail communications.
To join, please attend a meeting or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shelter Monitoring Committee provides the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, the public, and any other appropriate agency with accurate, comprehensive information about the conditions in and operations of shelters and resource centers. The 13-member body meets monthly to hear concerns and suggestions about City-funded shelters and resource centers and conducts announced and unannounced site visits.
The SMC meets on the Third Wednesday of the month at City Hall, in Room 408. Please post for clients and members of the public. Committee Meetings begin at 10:00 AM. For more information about the meeting or to request a copy of the agenda, please call 415.255.3642.
PDF or link to many popular handouts, brochures, training material, and misc literature used by the homeless and advocate community. Documentation Page
W i s h _ L i s t
We have received lots of feedback from all of you saying how much you love SF Homeless Resource Wiki! But this site isn't about us making some changes here and there, but about you coming forth with your knowledge and wisdom and sharing it!!
Wish 1: More people pressing EDIT on the top of the agency page they're visiting -- and then adding useful info, or new info, or changed info, etc.!
Wish 2: Please contribute to the How Do You - Main Portal. In it you the expert share with others how to do something that you probably explain to others all day long anyway. I hear from people all the time how they don't know common procedures, and don't know where to go to get some info. PLEASE HELP by writing down the answers to these questions and then you might not have to answer them on phone so much because this page will turn into this great resource that people will naturally check first before calling you!
Wish 3: Please contribute to the newly created Homelessness Policy Overview page. There is so much policy angst in this City with all the different approaches to all the different areas of how we help the homeless, that we need a place to write it all down to properly educate ourselves. And not just for the provider community but the public too. They need a place beside the media to get arguments for-and-against these different proposals that seem to come out every week.
Wish 4: Another plea for Wish 1. It's easy to EDIT info on a page. Click on EDIT on the top of every page and a Word-like page opens up, and you change the info as easy a editing a Word doc. Then press SAVE. You're done. Easy. You've contributed! Thank you!
Wish 5: Please contribute to the newly created Neighborhood Portal Project. This is going to be awesome when it's done. All we need are volunteers to help add Neighborhood categories to existing agency pages. Then one day soon someone needing a service in their neighborhood can click and get help because a client is more willing to go some place local to them instead of going into the Tenderloin or Civic Center where a lot of services seem to be congested.
To add a new agency or resource, enter the page title in the box below. To prevent duplication, please Search for a previously existing agency or resource and modify that instead of creating a new entry.