I Need Shelter

    San José Homeless Helpline 
    408-510-7600
    This shelter will also accept family referrals.  Please note that staff can call on behalf of clients, but the staff must be able to provide all necessary information about their clients.

    Waiting List Hotline
    408-926-8885
    The two shelters for families with children who share a common waiting list. In order to get on this waiting list, call the number above between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Households must call this number daily at that time to remain on the waiting list.

    ​City Team – Rescue Mission
    408-288-2153
    1174 Old Bayshore Highway, San Jose, CA 95112
    Overnight emergency shelter for men; check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.; first come, first served

    HomeFirst – Boccardo Reception Center
    408-294-2100
    2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA 95125
    Emergency shelter for men and women; check-in begins at 3:30 p.m.; first come, first served

    LifeMoves – Georgia Travis House
    408-271-1630
    Shelter for women; call for more information

    LifeMoves – Montgomery Street Inn
    408-271-5160
    358 North Montgomery Street, San Jose, CA  95110
    Emergency shelter for men; program assessments Monday through Friday at 12:30 p.m.

    Salvation Army – Emmanuel House
    408-282-1175
    405 North Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112
    Emergency shelter for men; suggested arrival time is between 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Santa Clara County Shelter Hotline​​
    408-278-6420
    The County’s shelter team is responding to calls and will determine the most appropriate placement for each individual.  Shelter hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.​

    HomeFirst - Veterans Services
    408-510-7522
    2011 Little Orchard Street, San Jose, CA, 95125
    Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing for veterans; veterans can access first come first served shelter beds (check in at 3:30 p.m.) before being screened for veteran bed eligibility.

    Santa Clara County Shelter Hotline​​
    408-278-6420
    The County’s shelter team is responding to calls and will determine the most appropriate placement for each individual.  Shelter hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 6 pm.​​

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