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what_dhpDolores Shelter Program

The Dolores Shelter Program (formerly known as Dolores Housing Program) began in 1982 as a sanctuary for refugees. Today, DSP provides support and emergency housing for up to 100 working homeless men every night.  

DSP is the only shelter for men in the area, and our programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the Latino working homeless. We provide shelter, hot meals, on-site medical care, English classes, help finding work, and other support services.

The goal of DSP is to support our guests in moving to more permanent housing; our guests can stay at DSP for four months.  After four months, most of our guests are working steadily, and we provide them with assistance to find permanent housing.

Our overall goal at DSP is to prevent newly-arrived immigrants from falling into the cycle of homelessness.  Our array of services combine with the friendly, community-based nature of our shelters to do exactly that. 

We work closely with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 165 Capp Street, for both making shelter reservations and helping our guests access other services.

Dolores Shelter Program Staff 

Dolores Street Community Services, 938 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-282-6209, info(AT)