Shelter Beds Available Tonight at Oakland's Year-round Shelter

Date Posted: November 16th, 2018 @ 4:57 PM
Last Updated: November 18th, 2018 @ 9:09 AM

Oakland, CA – With air quality remaining at “very unhealthy” levels, the City’s shelter at St. Vincent de Paul—which has recently expanded from a winter shelter to a year-round shelter—has beds available for the homeless tonight.

In addition, St. Vincent de Paul is opening its doors tomorrow, Saturday, November 17, as an all-day drop-in respite center from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm for unsheltered residents looking for an indoor reprieve from unhealthy air quality.

The year-round shelter, located at 675 23rd Street in Oakland, operates seven-days a week with shelter beds available for up to 65 homeless Oakland and Emeryville adult men and women (no minors) through December 1, 2018, after which it will expand to a capacity of 100. Shelter doors open to clients by 6pm each evening and close by 8am in the morning.

Shelter beds can be secured through referral, reservation, and walk-up on a first come-first served basis. Persons seeking shelter should contact St.Vincent de Paul directly at (510) 638-7600.

In addition to the respite center at St. Vincent de Paul, the following Oakland public libraries are scheduled to be open tomorrow from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm:

  • Main Library, 125 14th Street
  • 81st Avenue Branch, 1021 81st Avenue
  • Asian Branch, 388 9th Street
  • Cesar E. Chavez Branch, 3301 East 12th Street, suite 271
  • Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue
  • Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Avenue
  • Golden Gate Branch, 5606 San Pablo Avenue
  • Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 6833 International Blvd.
  • Melrose Branch, 4805 Foothill Blvd.
  • Montclair Branch, 1687 Mountain Blvd.
  • Piedmont Avenue Branch, 80 Echo Avenue
  • Rockridge Branch, 5366 College Avenue
  • Temescal Branch, 5205 Telegraph Avenue
  • West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline Street

Media Contact

Lara Tannenbaum, Community Housing Services Manager
(510) 986-2721


Karen Boyd
Citywide Communications Director
(510) 449-4401