The City owns the Samuel L. Jones Hall Homeless Shelter, a 138-bed year-round shelter plus a 50-bed winter shelter program for single adults. The City also provides funding for the operation of the Family Support Center, a 138-bed family shelter. For detailed information about programs currently supported by the City see the Homeless Services page.
Wait times for shelters vary depending on individual or family circumstances and the availability of shelter beds. People seeking shelter should call 2-1-1 or visit 211sonoma.org, 24/7 for information and referral services.
There are numerous non-profit and faith-based organizations, and advocacy groups serving the homeless in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. Annually, the Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless compiles a comprehensive Sonoma County Homeless Resource Guide available online or as a pocket-sized edition. Listings include free and low-cost services to help people struggling with homelessness to find shelter, food, health care, financial assistance, permanent housing, employment, disability services, and more.