As of November 1, if the weather forecast is for greater than a 20% chance of rain or the temperature is 45 degrees or less, the Refuge will be open for homeless guests to spend the night (if there are enough volunteers to staff the site). You can help make sure the Refuge is open!

Volunteers will be needed for varying shifts, 6:00 PM - 7:30 AM. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age. Complete the volunteer information form at

When: beginning November 1 (depending on weather)

Where: rotates among 4 Livermore churches

Contact:  For more information, call (925) 895-4167


Homeless individuals can receive services through the HOPE,  (Homeless Outreach for People Empowerment) Project.

The HOPE Project Mobile Health Clinic, a partnership with Abode Services and Tri-City Health Center, provides health and social services to people in southern and eastern Alameda County experiencing homelessness.

 Information :  (510) 366-3633 (call to receive the most up-to-date information)

Locations :  Monday, 9:00 AM -Noon , 460 N. Livermore Avenue, Livermore/  Tuesday & Thursday, Noon-2:00 PM, 588 Brown Rd, Fremont /

Tuesday & Thursday, 3:00 PM -5:30 PM, 4360 Central Avenue, Fremont/ Wednesday & Friday, 7:30 AM-9:00 AM, 4181 Irvington Avenue, Fremont / 

Wednesday, 11:00 AM-Noon, 37891 Second Street, Fremont (Niles)


Housing CHOICES is a collaborative housing information and education effort focused on expanding housing choices for low-income Alameda County residents.

The website  offers a searchable database with a range of different types of housing opportunities.  Questions or more information contact 2-1-1.

Phone: (510) 537-2710


LPD offers a one time per year voucher for a hotel stay, for Livermore residents who qualify.
1110 S Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA
(925) 371-4936


The Livermore Homeless Refuge, LHR  was created to provide a warm, safe, clean environment for individual homeless people to stay overnight.  It uses faith based communities as its base to house this segment of our society.  These faith based communities allow us to provide this service to homeless individuals at a minimal cost.  It does not segregate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion or lack of religion.  Its current funding comes from individuals, faith based communities and the general public.  At this time LHR does not induce or attempt to induce anyone to a specific religion.  The Livermore Homeless Refuge season is from November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016 during inclement weather.

Asbury United Methodist Church - 4743 East Avenue
Vineyard Christian Fellowship - 460 N. Livermore Avenue
1st Presbyterian Church Weekends only - 2020 Fifth St. (Entrance on 4th St.)
Holy Cross Lutheran Church - 1020 Mocho Street

Weather Forecast | If the weather forecast is greater than a 20% chance of rain or the temperature is 40 degrees or less, the refuge will be open (providing we have enough volunteers to staff the Refuge).

Refuge Rotation | The Refuge rotates every three weeks among Asbury United Methodist, Vineyard Christian, and Holy Cross Lutheran churches, and 1st Presbyterian Church on the weekends, provided the conditions have been met to open the Refuge for the night.  For more info, see

For Site Status please call: Recorded Hotline: 925-292-0265


Contact:  Bob and Donna McKenzie, Operations Staff at (925) 895-4167


(800) 774-3583 x2 (for Alameda Co.) x3 (for Contra Costa Co.)


Individuals, in need, often go to a local church for help when they are in an emergency situation.  If the church deems appropriate, they will present the individual with a letter and refer them  to the Pleasanton Police Department for a voucher. Vouchers can only be requested once a year.

Vouchers, for food, gas, and one nights lodging, is made possible through the generosity of a few Pleasanton churches.

The Police Department will run a criminal check on the individual.  The person is either accepted or denied funds.


Contact:      Rich Rogers, Pleasanton Police Chaplain






The Pocket Guides were developed by the cities of Livermore and Pleasanton and updated by the city of Dublin as a handy resource to connect residents to Human Services, not only in the Tri-Valley, but in Alameda County as well. This Pocket Guide is given to Police Officers who may encounter residents during the course of their activities; school counselors,service providers and available at public counters in the three cities.

Human Services Pocket Guide




The units all have different criteria, according to eligibility.  A few require household  applicants to be both HUD homeless AND have a mental or physical disability, and the rest are scattered.

Wait list eligibility criteria for Carmen Avenue: fill out the application as thoroughly as possible (do not leave anything blank) and in the special needs criteria section check all the items that apply (DV, disability, homelessness etc).

Applications must be submitted in person or by mail to 2891 Carmen Avenue, Attn:
Property Manager, Livermore, CA 94550. Only complete and original applications will be accepted.
2013Carmen Avenue Apartments


Sojourner House is a 16 bed homeless shelter in a confidential location serving women and families including men with children. Not faith based.  Services provided are case management, life skill classes,  counseling,  information and referrals.  Residents can stay in the program up to 6 months.  Visit our website at

Contact:  email Ralph Johnson , Director of Homeless and Family Support Services or call (925) 449-2510

Alternate:  (925) 449-5845 x 2702

24 hour crisis line:  (925) 449-5842 or (800) 884-8119