Emergency Food and Shelter

Whether the need is immediate shelter and a hot meal, fresh food to support a family who is facing the challenges of food insecurity or WeHOPE's emergency shelter to assist individuals in becoming healthy, employed and housed, WeHOPE's Emergency Food and Shelter program is there to provide help today so there is hope for tomorrow.

WeHOPE Shelter


WeHOPE takes a holistic approach to helping the homeless. Its programs are designed to address the physical, emotional, educational needs of those served.  

WeHOPE's 55-bed emergency shelter is located in East Palo Alto. It offers immediate and essential services to homeless and at-risk individuals in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County. The shelter operates 7 days a week, 365 days a year, rain or shine. The program includes three meals daily, hot showers, laundry service, comprehensive case management, life-skills classes, and job training to ensure individuals become healthy employed.

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Operations hours open from 4:30 P.M. until 8:00 am, 7-days a week, 365 days a year. Priority is given to San Mateo County and Santa Clara County residents. Clients can enter at 4:30 and take a shower, wash their laundry, use the computer lab, take classes, watch television, play games, read, etc.

Dinner is served at 7 PM, and lights out is at 10:30 PM.

Referrals are made CES(Coordinate Entry System San Mateo County) through EAN(Emergency Assistance Network Santa Clara County)

Family Harvest

A free food program to give families and individuals the opportunity to receive heathy and nutritious food options in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank on Tuesday’s at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm located at St. Samuel Church 1852 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA.