Mission Navigation Center (1950 Mission St.)

Episcopal Community Services is the lead agency of San Francisco’s first Navigation Center located at a temporary site at 1950 Mission St., adjacent to the bustling plaza at 16th and Mission Streets. ECS partners with Mission Neighborhood Resource Center (MNRC) to provide a safe, welcoming environment for up to 75 single men, women and couples formerly living in encampments and on the street. It is comprised of single-story buildings with dormitory-style living quarters, shower, bathroom and laundry facilities, case management offices, an outdoor courtyard, a pet-run and 24-hour dining room access.

The Center is open 24 hours a day, and provides low threshold programming and intensive case management services that meet the needs of people referred by the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT), the Encampment Resolution Team (ERT) and from the Department of Homelessness & Supportive Housing (DHSH). Exits include a Shelter Plus Care unit for those guests that are Priority 1, a treatment placement, a shelter bed or assistance in returning home through the city’s Homeward Bound program.

Hear stories from those at the Navigation Center here.

The San Francisco Office of the Controller has created reports regarding the Navigation Center. To learn more about how the Navigation Center runs, its successes, and its performance thus far, check out the reports below!

More Than A Shelter: An Assessment of the Navigation Center's First Six Months

Report #1: Understanding the Navigation Center's Operations

Report #2: Encampment Homelessness in San Francisco

Report #3: Navigating a Cross-Sector, Multi-Agency Collaboration

Report #4: The Future of the Navigation Center - Location, Scale, and Scope

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