Monday, November 30, 2015



The Cold Weather Shelters will be open November 30, 2015 through March 31, 2016.
From the Monday after Thanksgiving through the end of March, we open two additional sites and continue year-round operation of the Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) shelter with additional beds. These seasonal nightly shelters serve as a refuge from harsh winter weather conditions for homeless men, women, and families. The program is funded by the County of Santa Clara.


Boccardo Reception Center (BRC)
2011 Little Orchard
San Jose, 95125
Near “The Plant” shopping center
(408) 510-7502

Adults only. Space limited to 50 with additional capacity for inclement weather as authorized by the County of Santa Clara. Clients must be onsite by 3:30 p.m. to join the lottery for bed assignments, and the shelter opens at 4:00 p.m. Meals served daily.

Gilroy National Guard Armory
8490 Wren Avenue Gilroy, 95020
Near Las Animas Park
(408) 712-0453

Adults and families served. Space limited to 100-130 as authorized by the National Guard and County of Santa Clara. Clients must be onsite by 6:00 p.m. for intake. Meals served daily. Note: There are some offsite nights each month due to Guard exercises.

Sunnyvale - Onizuka Air Force Base  (Please note comment below... our information came from the HOMEFIRST COLD WEATHER SHELTERS SITE.)
1100 Innovation Way


Lynn said...

Information about Cold Weather Shelter at Onizuka site is several years old-it is info about the Sunnyvale Armory that the National Guard owned at one time. It was demolished and Charities Housing built Parkside Studios with studios for homeless and very low income folks.
The status of Onizuka is that the opening has been delayed for the 2nd time. Postponed until the weekend of 12/12,13 due to continued water connection problems.

It is not a drop-in shelter like it was at the old site. 100 unhoused people have been chosen by Home First from referrals of the local social services agencies in the county. They will stay the full 4 months until March 31st. If the temp. drops very low walk-ins will be considered(not sure of how many).

Anonymous said...

I thought the Armory in Gilroy is suppose to be a warming center where we can be kept warm,instead the heater keeps getting shut off by clients.