Dorothy Day House Berkeley is a volunteer-based non-profit organization that for over 30 years has provided meals, shelter, and employment for low income residents and people who experience homelessness in Berkeley, California. They are our Guests.
Our Shelter is open every night in the basement of the Veterans Memorial Building at 1931 Center Street from 6pm until 7:30 am.
During the winter months, BESS, our Emergency Storm Shelter, operates during rain and low temperatures at Old City Hall at 2180 Milvia.
Our shelter residents enjoy a daily breakfast and dinner.
Additionally, DDH offers a community breakfast and lunch that is open to the public in the basement of the Veteran Memorial Building at 1931 Center St.
Dorothy Day House helps our Guests change and shape their lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a safe and supportive environment for our Guests, while empowering them by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
Dorothy Day House provides shelter, sustenance and a caring presence to those most in need in our community. We were founded in the spirit of Dorothy Day, a faith-based social change activist who played a major role in the antiwar, women’s rights, civil rights, labor and human services movements of the 1920’s right through the Vietnam Era. She also co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement.
Your support is important to our work at Dorothy Day House Berkeley. There are many ways you can contribute and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.
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Homeless numbers have grown by over 35% since the start of ‘the Great Recession.’ With food and housing insecurity on the rise in Alameda County, we depend on the contributions of concerned citizens like you more than ever.
Online donations are made through
Or send a CHECK to Dorothy Day House P.O. Box 12701 Berkeley CA 94712
Help Us Soar
Our front-line services reach the 40% of Alameda County’s homeless people who find a harbor in Berkeley. We’re only able to do what we do because of our generous financial and in-kind contributors. This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Dorothy Day House. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Partner with Us today.
Show Your Support
We serve a nightly Shelter Breakfast and Dinner at the Dorothy Day House Shelter. Dinners are either cooked by us or provided by local citizens, other non-profits, and businesses. We would love to welcome you to help us prepare and / or serve these evening meals!
The image above shows UC Berkeley Extension students posing with Executive Director David Stegman. These lovely young volunteers are high school graduates visiting from China. They have been assisting with our 7AM breakfast service and mingling with our guest.
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