Tenderloin Center

The Tenderloin Center closed on December 4, 2022. The center, part of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Emergency Initiative, was planned as a temporary site to reduce overdose deaths and increase connections to services, as well as to collect data for future sites and services.

Referrals to services

SF Public Health referred guests of the Tenderloin Center to other providers to seek services such as safe drop-in centers; meals; substance use and harm reduction services; mental health services; medical care; and housing and benefits centers. Learn how to access these services. 

DPH remains committed to furthering the overdose prevention and health services offered in the Tenderloin, and in other neighborhoods where there is high need.   

If you're experiencing homelessness

Access temporary shelter

Youth and families can find a nearby Coordinated Entry Access Point. Adults can connect with the Homeless Outreach Team.

Housing assistance and problem solving

Get help for homelessness and homelessness prevention

Homeless Outreach Team (SFHOT)

If you want outreach for shelter or services, please call SFHOT at 415-355-7401

Service guide

Food security and meals, financial assistance, health and wellness, laundry services, and other helpful resources

Apply for the Season of Sharing fund to get short-term help.

Get help to pay for housing or other emergencies

Help for people having trouble getting or affording food.

Get food resources

Get connected to treatment and care

Find a place for safe detox, treatment, or long-term recovery from drugs or alcohol.

Information and resources for individuals and families experiencing domestic violence.

Get quality health care from the SF Department of Public Health

Get sexual health services and information. Delivering high-quality care for over 100 years.

Connect with rehabilitative and reentry services

SFAPD funds a portfolio of reentry and rehabilitative services to help our clients rebuild their lives and reclaim their place in the community.



Last updated December 12, 2022