RV residents at the Grayson Street safe parking site are worried they’ll have to move back to the streets by the end of the year.
Dorothy Day House
Fire destroys RV at West Berkeley safe parking site
A woman living in the vehicle at the SPARK safe parking
lot was uninjured.
‘I hope they don’t call this place a failure’: West Berkeley shelter prepares to close
The future of the Grayson shelter is still undecided, but residents say it helped them get back on their feet.
New West Berkeley homeless shelter opens as city emerges from COVID-19 pandemic
The Grayson shelter has space for about 50 people, and organizers hope it will be a warm, transitional space, rather than a permanent home.
New West Berkeley 24-hour emergency homeless shelter to open July 1
Dorothy Day House will operate the emergency city homeless shelter from July 1 until September 2022.
Berkeley emergency homeless shelter closes for the season, relocates some residents
The BESS ran from November to April this year, and remained open 24 hours a day with reduced capacity.
Berkeley starts moving fragile homeless individuals to hotel in Oakland
Homeless people in high-risk COVID19 categories are being offered hotel rooms, one of several measures being taken by the city to protect those without homes.
A new program sees restaurants serving meals to the homeless
Double Helping Hands aims to provide delicious food for people living on the streets and to help restaurants struggling with a precipitous drop in business.
Homeless people to see big changes in how they sleep, get food, get showers
Places that once served hot meals — and offered seconds — will now hand out boxed meals. Daytime drop-in services are being cut back because of COVID-19. It will also be harder to take a shower and do laundry.
City sets up hand-washing stations to help homeless, others avoid coronavirus
City workers also knocked on tents and talked to people to hand out 560 kits with hand sanitizer and information about COVID-19.
New drop-in center, new Hub operator among changes to city homeless services
Starting this fall, some unhoused people in Berkeley could spend every day and night in one downtown Berkeley basement without missing a meal, a shower or a full night’s sleep.
Old City Hall to become emergency winter homeless shelter
As the City Council moves out of the property, homeless people will move in, for up to 45 nights this winter.