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The Providence Foundation of San Francisco boasts a solid history of providing emergency shelters in San Francisco for the past 18 years (2001 – 2019), funded by the City and County of San Francisco. The Providence Emergency Shelter System is currently contracted to serve 269 out of 625 individuals per day. The shelter system includes the following programs: Family Shelter (50 slots), Women’s Shelter (30 slots), Providence Adult Shelter (125 slots), Waterfront Navigation Center (64 slots), and Homeless Storage (360 slots, providing storage space for 360 homeless adults and families to store personal items for up to six months).

Kaplan Family Oasis Shelter

Oasis Family Shelter, a 59-unit shelter located in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood, has served as a temporary home for families with children experiencing homelessness. In October 2023, under new ownership, the building reopened as the Kaplan Family Oasis Shelter (KFOS).


Temporary housing for women, children, and families experiencing homelessness.

Waterfront Navigation Center

Housing is a priority from Day 1 for all clients who enter the Navigation Center program, regardless of if they are in temporary stay or Pathway to Housing beds.  Case managers work with clients to create a plan to prepare for housing placement and to reach goals such as obtaining identification and applying for public benefits programs that support housing stability. 


Shelter for long-term, highly vulnerable residents who have experienced long-term homelessness.


The Providence Foundation of San Francisco is dedicated to assisting families residing in shelters to make a successful transition into permanent housing. This effort is part of our broader mission to address homelessness by providing stable housing solutions for the most vulnerable members of our community, including at-risk seniors. By offering tailored support and resources, we help individuals and families move from uncertainty to stability, ensuring they have the foundation to rebuild their lives and thrive.

Armstrong Place Senior Housing (Bridge Housing Partnership)

Armstrong Place Housing offers 116 affordable studio and one-bedroom apartments for families with at least one household member 62 or older in San Francisco.  Twenty-three of these 115 apartments house formerly homeless seniors through the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Housing and Urban Health Division's (SFDPH/HUH) Direct Access to Housing (DAH) Program.


Permanent supportive housing targeted to to help homeless and at-risk seniors.

Bayview Hill Gardens

(Mercy Housing Partnership)

Bayview Hill Gardens is a 73-unit apartment complex for formerly homeless individuals and families.  The five-story complex offers social services to residents, including counseling, assistance with substance abuse, help with employment preparation, and tutoring and afterschool programming for kids.


Permanent supportive housing to help families living in shelters.


The Providence Foundation of San Francisco has a storage facility for homeless people staying at a city-funded shelter to store their clothes, shoes, and other personal belongings.

Homeless Storage Facility

(HSH Partnership)

The Bryant Homeless Storage Facility is located at 680 Bryant Street (at 5th Street) in San Francisco.

Storage Corridor

The Sixth Street Homeless Storage Facility is located at 74 6th Street in San Franciscio. 

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