Dorothy Day House's
Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter

Men and women who endure chronic homelessness often suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, and physical challenges. Their safety is especially fragile during the winter months without a safe place to sleep. 

On nights when it rains or when temperatures drop below 40 degrees, we run our Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter (BESS)  at:


Old City Hall, 2134 Martin Luther King Wayfrom 7pm to 7am with extra beds.

During this unprecedented year, we have been asked to make the shelter 24/7 over the winter. 

Dorothy Day House is a 501(c)3 organization. Our EIN is 94-3158511

Send any mail to:

PO Box 12701

Berkeley, CA 94712

Come visit us at:

1931 Center St. 

Berkeley, CA 94704

For Immediate Assistance, Donations of Clothing, Food, PPE, or for general information, please call: (510) 705-1325

Or, send an email to:

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