St Vincent de Paul San Francisco MSC South Homeless Shelter Wall Mural

Navigation Center

1515 South Van Ness Navigation Center



St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco is proudly operating San Francisco’s 1515 Navigation Center on South Van Ness with funding from The City’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.

The Navigation Center, with its 120 beds and extensive support services, is a pilot project that is expected to remain open until early 2018, during which time the temporary site is available for use.  The majority of our clients here suffer from chronic homelessness. Among the unique features of the Center are the capacity for couples to shelter together, bring in pets, and have clients possessions stored. 

SVDP-SF staff and partner agencies offer a wide spectrum of services that include case management, medical care, mental health and substance abuse screening, access to appropriate treatment, public benefits and employment resources, and most importantly, assistance to finding appropriate and available housing. The Center aims to improve the health, safety, and self-sufficiency of people experiencing homelessness. To date we have provided supportive services to over 200 individuals.

We are honored to have been selected by the City of San Francisco to operate one of the Navigation Centers.  These facilities are part of a comprehensive continuum of services aimed at reducing and preventing homelessness in San Francisco.  More information about the city’s five year strategic framework can be found at here.