San Mateo County, CA Homeless Shelters
San Mateo County, CA list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in San Mateo, CA below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Hope House 3 (for Women And Infants)

3789 Hoover St
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650) 437-7811

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LifeMoves - Redwood Family House

110 Locust Street
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-364-8264
Redwood Family House provides transitional housing for homeless families.

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LifeMoves - Family Crossroads

50 Hillcrest Drive
Daly City, CA - 94014
650-994-8169
Family Crossroads provides interim shelter and services for homeless families.

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LifeMoves - First Step For Families

325 Villa Terrace
San Mateo, CA - 94401
(650) 340-8814
First Step for Families provides emergency and transitional housing for homeless families.

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LifeMoves - Maple Street Shelter

1580a Maple Street
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-364-1150
Maple Street provides emergency and transitional housing for single men and women.

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LifeMoves - Haven Family House

260 Van Buren Rd
Menlo Park, CA - 94025
650-325-8719
Haven Family House provides interim shelter and services for homeless families.

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HIP Housing San Mateo

800 South Claremont Street, #210
San Mateo, CA - 94402
(650) 348-6660
Affordable Housing, Supportive Housing

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Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Homeless Help Center San Mateo

50 North B Street
San Mateo, CA - 94401
(650) 343-4403
Drop-in assistance

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HIP Housing Redwood City

2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650)780-7511
Affordable Housing, Supportive Housing

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HIP Housing South San Francisco - SOMA

601 Grand Ave.
South San Francisco, CA - 94080
(650)829-3971
Affordable Housing, Supportive Housing

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San Mateo County Department of Housing

264 Harbor Blvd., Bldg A
Belmont, CA - 94002
(650) 802-3300
Public Housing, Affordable Housing, Section 8 Rental Assistance

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San Bruno Hospitality House

672 Second Ave
San Bruno, CA - 94066
(650) 827-0706
emergency shelter for 10 adults.

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Shelter Network Burlingame

1450 Chapin Ave, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA - 94010
(650) 685-5880
emergency shelter, and longer term transitional housing for homeless children and adults.

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Peninsula Halfway House

119 E Poplar Avenue
San Mateo, CA - 94401
(650) 579-7598
Non Profit halfway house for women, substance abuse treatment.

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S. San Francisco Housing & Community Development Division South San Francisco

400 Grand Ave.
South San Francisco, CA - 94080
650-829-6620
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Cora (community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo

Po Box 5090
San Mateo, CA - 94402
(650)652-0800
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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San Mateo County Service League Redwood City

727 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650) 364-4664
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Mental Health Assoc Of San Mateo County Redwood City

2686 Spring St
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650.368.3345
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Shelter Network Of San Mateo County Burlingame

1450 Chapin Ave
Burlingame, CA - 94010
(650) 685-5880
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Clara-mateo Alliance Menlo Park

795 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA - 94025
(650)853-7065
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Housing Leadership Council Of San Mateo County South San Francisco

139 Mitchell Avenue
South San Francisco, CA - 94080

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Hip Housing Development Corporation San Mateo

364 S Railroad Ave
San Mateo, CA - 94401
(650)348-6660
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Shelter Network Of San Mateo County Burlingame

1450 Chapin Avenue
Burlingame, CA - 94010
(650)685-5880
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Community Action Agency Of San Mateo Co, Inc. San Carlos

930 Brittan Ave
San Carlos, CA - 94070

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo

364 S Railroad Ave
San Mateo, CA - 94401

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Homeless Veteran Emergency Housing Facility Menlo Park

795 Willow Road Bldg 323-b
Menlo Park, CA - 94025

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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St. Vincent De Paul Society San Mateo San Mateo

50 North B Street
San Mateo, CA - 94401

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Rebuilding Together Peninsula Menlo Park

Po Box 4031
Menlo Park, CA - 94026

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Peninsula Volunteers Inc Menlo Park

800 Middle Ave
Menlo Park, CA - 94025
(650)326-0665
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Puente De La Costa Sur Pescadero

Po Box 554
Pescadero, CA - 94060
(650)879-1691
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Mateo Lodge Redwood City

420 Cassia St
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650)568-9140
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Clara-mateo Alliance Inc Menlo Park

795 Willow Rd
Menlo Park, CA - 94025
(650)853-7065
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Mental Health Assoc Of San Mateo County Redwood City

2686 Spring St
Redwood City, CA - 94063

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Samaritan House San Mateo

1511 S Claremont St
San Mateo, CA - 94402

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Foundation For Global Harmony Menlo Park

1259 El Camino Real Ste 270
Menlo Park, CA - 94025
650-366-4290
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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San Mateo County Service League Redwood City

727 Middlefield Rd
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650)364-4664
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Ulbc Casabuilders, Inc. Atherton

71 Encino Rd
Atherton, CA - 94027
(650)329-8864
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Project Sentinel Redwood City

525 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-321-6291
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Samaritan House - Safe Harbor Shelter

295 N. Access Road
South San Francisco, CA - 94080
650-873-4921

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Redwood City Catholic Worker House

545 Cassia Street
Redwood City, CA - 94063
(650) 366-4415
housing for teens

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Cats - Redwood Center (for Men)

100 Edmonds Road
Redwood City, CA - 94062
415-241-1199

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Spring Street Shelter (for The Mentally Ill)

2686 Spring St.
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-65-5772

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Spring Street Transitional Housing (for The Mentally Ill)

2686 Spring Street
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-365-5772

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Yail Young Adult Independent Living (for Young Adults 18 To 23)

37 Clinton
Redwood City, CA - 94063
650-367-9610

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Belmont Apartments (for The Mentally Ill)

*address Not Listed*
Belmont, CA - 94002
650-637-1183 ex

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Burlingame Apartment Program (for The Mentally Ill)

*address Not Listed*
Burlingame, CA - 94010
650-368-3345 ex

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Hurlingame House (for The Mentally Ill)

*address Not Listed*
Redwood City, CA - 94062
650-368-3345 ex

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Villa Terrace (for The Mentally Ill)

*address Not Listed*
San Mateo, CA - 94405
650-368-3345 ex

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Mental Health Association Of San Mateo County Mha - Tehanan 1 And 2 (for The Mentally Ill)

*address Not Listed*
Daly City, CA - 94015
650-994-3160

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.