MSC-South Shelter

525 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

Our Multi-Service Center South (MSC-South) is the largest homeless shelter in Northern California and is a recognized leader in providing care for individuals experiencing homelessness. Every day we shelter, feed, and support 340 homeless men and women, and provide drop-in services to another 70.


In addition to covering basic needs, we offer medical, employment, education, mental health and housing assistance. Our shelter also boasts a library and computer lab, free weekly haircuts, and shower and laundry facilities.

We aim to improve the quality of life of those we serve by providing for their critical needs and offering them the tools to restore stability in their lives. Through the collective effort of a steady volunteer base and dedicated staff members, our clients learn about healthy lifestyle alternatives to make positive changes and break the cycles of homelessness and substance abuse.