Cold Weather Shelter Program

The Cold Weather Shelters are open December 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015, 6:00 pm – 6:00 am

From the Monday after Thanksgiving through the end of March, we open additional sites and continue year-round operation of the Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) Shelter. These seasonal nightly shelters serve as a refuge from harsh winter weather conditions for homeless men, women, and families.

Locations

Boccardo Reception Center (BRC)
2011 Little Orchard
San Jose, 95125
Near “The Plant” shopping center
408.510.7502

Clients must be onsite by 3:30pm to join the lottery for bed assignments.
Space limited to 50. Adults only.
Shelter opens at 4:00pm.
Meals served daily.

Gilroy National Guard Armory
8490 Wren Avenue Gilroy, 95020
Near Las Animas Park
408.712.0453

Clients must be onsite by 6:00 pm for intake.
Space limited to 100. Adults and families served.
Offsite nights each month due to Guard exercises.
Meals served daily.

Sunnyvale National Guard Armory
This site is now closed. We are working with the County of Santa Clara to determine another location for the 2014-2015 cold weather season.

Services Offered

Meal Service – Three meals per day are offered at the Boccardo Reception Center. Dinner and breakfast are provided daily at the other shelters.

Assessment, Information and Referral – Staff members provide appropriate information and make referrals to other services as needed.

Medical Care – The Valley Homeless Health-Care Program provides clients an array of services including basic screening, primary care, dental care, immunizations, routine acute care, medication monitoring, and referral follow-up.

Additional services – Services such as haircuts, tutoring, or special workshops are available when individuals or community groups volunteer to provide them.

Can you volunteer or donate goods?

Please contact Elizabeth Griswold, 408.539.2143, to learn about current volunteer opportunities in the shelters. You can also contact Elizabeth about making a donation of blankets, toiletries, clean socks and underwear, or other items.