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The Delores Project
Mission statement

The Delores Project provides safe, comfortable shelter and personalized services for unaccompanied women and transgender individuals experiencing homelessness. We also work to end homelessness by advocating for housing solutions.

Brief description of services provided

The Delores Project offers 24/7, extended stay shelter to women and transgender invididuals experiencing homelessness. All guests have access to trauma informed supportive servies, housing focused case management, and behavioral health care.

Good to know (internal only)
  • May not be safe for those fleeing active DV, IPV, or HT (Gen Pop Shelter)
  • Eligible: Women, Transgender (male/female Id), Non-binary Adults (18+)
  • Couples: Allowed if both meet eligibility but separate sleeping areas
  • Proof of COVID vax required (or Dr. note RE: ineligibility)
  • Transportation: No but bus pass provided to shelter guests

Referrals & Intake

  • Almost always full.
  • Must call at 10am daily to check bed availability.
  • Phone screen required.
Service details (internal only)
  • Type: Low-barrier 24/7 extended stay shelter
  • Stay: indefinite
  • Space: dorm-style (bunk bed) accommodations shared by 22 guests, locked storage for belongings (small, necessities only)
  • ADA: Yes – inform when calling
  • Safety: confidential address, 24/7 staff, 24/7 monitored cameras, locked entrances monitored by staff
  • Pets: Service & Emotional Support dogs/cats only
  • Rules: 10pm curfew, masks in common areas, no substances or paraphernalia on-site
  • Requirements: CM & Life Skills Engagement, full COVID vax, must be actively looking for long-term housing
  • Addt’l Services (for shelter guests only): Therapy, Transportation Asst (bus passes), Housing Search Asst, VI-SPDAT/Coord Enrollment, Rent/Utility/Move-in $ Asst
  • Also has low-income Permanent Supportive Housing (Arroyo Village)

Services available

Case Management
Basic case management
Housing assistance program, Safehouse shelter, Long term or permanent supportive housing
Transportation Assistance
Financial assistance (train/bus/plane tickets)

Additional Information

Ages served
Genders served
Female, Trans, Transwoman, Transman, Gender Queer
Specializations/Sensitive to
Individuals experiencing homelessness, Limited English proficient individuals
Language capacity
English, Spanish
Faith-based organization
Insurance required?
Services provided if legal status is unclear

Hours of Operation

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