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Mission St. Navigation Center

San Francisco, CA


The Navigation Center, located at 1950 Mission Street in the Mission District, is a pioneering approach to help homeless people reconnect with loved ones at home, move off the streets and into stable housing or residential treatment programs and get access to the services they need to stabilize their lives. The pilot program is anticipated to last eight to 18 months. The Navigation Center will provide comprehensive services and programs for the adult homeless population including beds, showers and meals at one location where staff will be on hand to assess their needs for health care, substance abuse and mental health treatment; help them access benefits; and move them into more stable housing and rehabilitation programs or reunite people with their families through the successful Homeward Bound program. The pilot project is aimed at people living on the streets. What makes it different from other shelters is that the Navigation Center will be able to accommodate entire homeless encampments at once, allowing people to stay with their community, keep their pets with them and bring along their belongings. The plan calls for sheltering no more than 75 people at a time. Clients are expected to stay between three and 10 days before moving on to housing or residential treatment. The San Francisco Department of Public Health and the City’s Human Services Agency will provide the on-site services.



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PROJECT NEEDS

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Lounge Furniture (must be vinyl or leather)
Conference Chairs
Adirondack style Outdoor Seating
Tents
Picnic or Outdoor Tables
A Small Reception Desk
Space planning
Painting

PROJECT VOLUNTEERS

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Alma Roma
Erika Mendez

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