(The following list of homeless shelters is for reference only. Contact Coordinated Entry (866) 542-5480 to get help with shelter placement).
- Family Support Center
465 A St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 (Map)
The 138-bed Family Support Center run by the Catholic Charitis of Santa Rosa is located in downtown Santa Rosa. It provides a warm, stable home for families, with a special focus on children. At the shelter, you can access services including housing counseling, referrals for medical screenings, and helping your children catch up on school.
- Sam Jones Hall
4020 Finley Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 96507 (Map)
Samuel L. Jones Hall, a 188-bed shelter for adults is the largest adult shelter in Northern California, is a project funded by the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, and Community Foundation Sonoma County, and is run by the Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa. They provide food, clothing, and a warm bed daily, and more during inclement weather. They offer counseling, medical referrals, and job counseling/placement while helping people rebuild life skills to move towards independence.
In the media: Santa Rosa homeless shelter adding 50 beds
- The Palms Inn
3345 Santa Rosa Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (Map)
Opened on June 6, 2016, the Palms Inn is a place of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and people in need. This former motel is now fully converted into permanent housing for veterans and vulnerable persons currently experiencing homelessness. The Palms Inn was opened to its first residents in February 2016 with 104 rooms to homeless individuals, including 60 veterans.
This project involves a public/private partnership including a local businessman, the County and Catholic Charities, among others, all working together to provide housing to some of our most vulnerable community members. The Palms Inn owner, Akash Kalia, has committed to turning his hotel into Single Room Occupancy (SRO) permanent supportive housing.
In the Media:
Homeless Services and the Palms Inn
The Palms Inn in Santa Rosa
Santa Rosa’s Palms Inn housing for homeless, veterans now full
Santa Rosa’s Palms Inn housing project sees signs of success in first year
The Healthy choice the easy choice at the Palms Inn
- Santa Rosa Nightingale Program
983 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404 (Map)
The program provides bed rest and recuperation in a temporary respite center to homeless individuals discharged from hospitals. Eligible patients are placed on a centralized waiting list. The program aims to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital readmissions among local homeless patients.
CAP’s Housing Pathways helps prepare and empower clients to move from short-term housing to permanent housing. Focusing on stabilizing the resident’s physical, emotional and financial health. Short term housing for single women and mothers with no more than two small children. No boys over age 5. Se habla español
CHSC is known throughout Sonoma County for developing supportive housing for people living with disabling conditions who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Since 1994, CHSC has helped to create affordable housing for over 330 people, has provided supportive housing for 168 people, and has helped to leverage over $65.5 million in financing from local, state, and federal sources.
Community Support Network is known in Sonoma County for leading-edge care for homeless adults with behavioral health challenges. In CNS’s supportive homes, their clients have access to every resource available to them – from community agencies and support groups, to healthcare resources and service providers.
- Permanent Supportive Housing
CSN’s permanent supportive homes offer housing to residents who sustain a higher level of independence and who continue to benefit from our supportive programming. Many residents at these homes maintain jobs, schooling, volunteer and/or other commitments. In weekly group meetings facilitated by trained CSN staff, residents manage house issues and strengthen personal and interpersonal skills. Visit program here.
– Sanctuary House
– Stony Point Commons
– Grand Avenue
- Social Rehab
CSN’s social rehabilitation housing provides extra support and life skills training for residents, many of whom are taking early steps in independent living. These small homes are nestled in communities throughout Sonoma County, and are managed by dedicated staff who act as guides as residents make positive life changes. Visit program here.
– A Step Up
– E Street
- Board & Care
Board and Care homes provide long term housing for men and women who depend on supportive programming for daily living. Designed to help residents address self-care, health, mental health and addiction treatment needs alongside personal goals, Board and Care homes offer ongoing support and guidance. Visit Program here.
– Brown Street
– Hope House
- Homeless Shelter
CSN’s shelter home, Opportunity House, is for homeless individuals who have mental health and/or substance abuse treatment needs. It serves as a springboard to long-term and permanent housing either through CSN or partner organizations. Visit program here.
The Living Room (TLR) offers drop-in daytime services Monday through Friday to women and children who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Our aim is to create a welcoming safe environment where participants can rest, rejuvenate, and work towards stability. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to listening to those experiencing homelessness, and to treating every woman and child who comes to The Living Room with kindness, dignity, and compassion.
The Mission of The Living Room is to ease adversity and promote stability, dignity, and self-reliance for women and children who are homeless, or at-risk of homelessness, in Sonoma County.
- Mary Isaak Center (MIC)
900 Hopper Street, Petaluma, CA 94952 (Map)
The Emergency Shelter at the Mary Isaak Center is an adults-only temporary shelter, open 24 hours a day. Services are available onsite at the shelter to support you in finding affordable and safe housing in the community.
There is no requirement to test negative for drugs and alcohol prior to shelter entry, or to maintain sobriety to obtain services. It is expected that all people staying at the shelter work towards housing goals with the support of available staff.
- Kids First Family Shelters (KFFS)
The Kids First Family Shelter was opened in 2014 and has 11 rooms, 35 beds for families with children. Services and case management are provided onsite.
- Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)
These programs house individuals and families who need a high level of support to remain housed. Often these individuals are chronically homeless and have a documentable disability. Clients work with COTS Case Managers throughout the week to address their individual goals for long-term stability. COTS also provides these clients with access to a licensed managed and family therapist who provides one-on-one client counseling services. These invaluable services help clients maintain stable housing and deal with moderate mental health challenges. We have multiple PSH locations around Sonoma County, including 11 units at our Mary Isaak Center in Petaluma. COTS also offers a Permanent Supportive Housing option for families in Rohnert Park.
- Integrity Housing
(707) 765-6530 Ext 110
Integrity Houses are shared homes in Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa. COTS master leases (or owns) houses in the community and rents out the rooms to individuals and/or families experiencing homelessness. While this program does not subsidize rent, the cost of renting an individual room in an Integrity House is significantly less than renting a market-rate unit, thus is more affordable for our clients. Case Managers work with Integrity clients to create a budget plan that ensures that they are able to sustain their housing for the long term. At the same time, on-staff Property Management Team conducts monthly site visits to the Integrity Houses and works with both clients and landlords to ensure a healthy working relationship for everyone.
- Rapid Re-Housing (RRH)
RRH assists individuals and families who are currently homeless to obtain permanent housing by providing short-term financial assistance (like a security deposit and a portion of rent for a few months). This program also offers Case Management support to help clients obtain housing and maintain it, even after they’ve exited the program. COTS does not own or manage the units that clients rent, but does enter into a contract with the landlord to provide a certain number of months of financial assistance. Financial assistance is determined case-by-case through Case Management and varies depending on specific client need.
The Redwood Gospel Mission serves all of Sonoma County; also reaching out to the surrounding counties which have no Rescue Ministries. Its mission is to transform through mobilizing and equipping people in this community to minister to the needy, thus fulfilling the Gospel imperative “For in as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto Me.” Se habla español
- Men’s Mission
An emergency shelter for clean and sober men experiencing homelessness. There is a Transitional Savings Program, where guests can remain at the Mission for six months to save money while they put their lives back together and form a plan to transition out of homelessness.
- The Rose
A 30-day emergency shelter for clean and sober single women and women with children (girls of all ages, boys ages 11 and under). Women with children stay in private bedrooms. Guests are provided transportation on and off the property to designated locations and may receive vouchers to our Thrift store for clothing as needed. Guests come together to complete chores and participate in house meetings, while volunteers minister to guests through morning devotions and evening Bible studies.
- New Life Program
A 10 to 16-month faith-based residential substance abuse recovery program for men who wish to put their addictions behind them and start a new life.
- Manna House
A 10 to 16-month faith-based residential substance abuse recovery program for women who wish to put their addictions behind them and start a new life.
Sonoma Overnight Support (SOS) is a non-profit dedicated to shelter the homeless and feed the hungry in the City of Sonoma and Sonoma Valley.
In 2007, with a grant from the State of California and support from the City of Sonoma, SOS purchased a four-bedroom modular home as a homeless shelter named The Haven. The City of Sonoma grants $30,000 of unrestricted funds to SOS on an annual basis.
- Navigation Center
As of July 1st, 2019, the Haven transitioned into a Navigation Center where case management will be provided to homeless people seeking emergency shelter. No overnight shelter available at The Haven House. Emergency shelter is handled off-site in a case-by-case scenario. Vouchers will also be provided to local hotels in Petaluma until case management can help sort out issues.
- Winter Shelter
From December 1st through March 31st, SOS operates a winter shelter with funds from the Community Development Commission of Sonoma County. Homeless adults can come to The Haven for a hot evening meal at 6 pm, and afterwards they are transported by a van to Sonoma Alliance Church where they sleep in the Fellowship Hall. They return to The Haven in the morning at 8 am for breakfast, and can access the SOS Day Services.
No self-transportation allowed. No pets. No smoking and no drugs. For everyone’s safety, clients must stay within the premises of the winter shelter at all times. Sleeping bags provided.
- Day Services
Monday to Friday 9 am to 1 pm. Showers, laundry, hot food, and case management services available. No need to sign up. Just show up at The Haven house. Haircuts and health check-ups on a monthly basis.
- Safe Parking
Vetted clients will be permitted to park in The Haven parking lot with permit only. Visit The Haven or call for rules.
- Off-Site Food Distribution
Wednesdays – The Springs Community Center
18627 CA-12, Sonoma, CA 95476 (Map)
11 am-1 pm
Fridays – La Luz Community Center
17560 Greger St, Sonoma, CA 95476 (Map)
Spare Room Emergency Shelter
209 Matheson St, Healdsburg, CA 96448 (Map)
Spare Room Emergency Shelter is the primary outreach arm of North County Community Services, a ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Healdsburg. It offers advice and financial assistance to those in need, particularly in making rental and utility payments. It also manages several low-income and transitional housing units in Healdsburg, including Victory Apartments next door to the church. The men’s room of our Parish Hall converts at night into the Spare Room, offering emergency accommodation to those in special need. This room also has a shower that is available for use during part of most days.
One-night shelter priority is given to single parent families and single women. Call 7 – 7:30 pm. Single men and couples call 7:30 – 8pm.
Se habla español.
Showers available: Mon, Tue, Wed after 2 pm. Thu & Fri 10 am – 4 pm.
126 North Main St, Cloverdale, CA 95425
Originally a refuge for abused women, children and runaways, Wallace House has since evolved into a fully functioning housing provider. Opened in 1982, it has been a haven of hope, healing, rest and warmth for our most desperate and downtrodden. Clients may stay for up to six months. During this time, they receive wrap-around transformative case management services before being offered an opportunity to the Transitional Housing program or permanent housing in the community.