One in 20 children in the United States does not have a home.

In California 129,972 people are homeless on any given night.

At risk of losing your housing due to COVID?

Celebrate our 35th anniversary at “Thanks From SHELTER” on Nov. 17!

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Everyone deserves a safe home.
Together we can prevent and end homelessness.

Inspiring People

Every year, thousands of volunteers donate their time, talents and dollars to make a difference in the lives of homeless families and individuals.

Changing Lives

We are rebuilding lives, one family at a time, by giving them a home, as well as the skills and resources they need to live the life they deserve.

Ending Homelessness

We helped more 2,600 individuals and families last year. We offer housing, support services, and resources to families and individuals.

Preventing and Ending Homelessness

On January 22, 2020 the annual Point in Time Count (PIT) of homeless individuals there were 151,278 homeless people in California.
We provided 3,244 people with housing assistance last year in Contra Costa, Solano and Sacramento counties.
23,514 people with at least one child in their household were homeless in the 2020 PIT count.
50% of the people we serve are in households with at least one child.
1 million renter households have lost a job due to the pandemic, leaving 1 in 7 households at risk of eviction.
We received more than 1,400 phone calls from people seeking rental assistance, and we distributed nearly $400,000 in a matter of weeks.
There has been an average increase of 88% in rental costs and only a 17% increase in average household income in the past decade.
We gave an average of $2,500 per household to help with housing costs.
Get Help

Have you been financially impacted by COVID?

Our new COVID program serves community members affected by the COVID-19 virus who are not able to pay past, present and/or future rent.