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Shelters for Families with Children
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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.
Shelters for Adults Without Children
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​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.

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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Shelter for Veterans
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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.

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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Last updated: 7/2/2021 9:00 AM