Berkeley Food and Housing Project Client FAQs
Q: What are the requirements of checking into the shelter after reserving a bed?
You need to be physically self reliant, you need a valid piece of identification and you need to take a TB test (can be done within first 5 days of stay), or show proof of a current negative test result.
Q: What can I bring to the shelter with me?
You can bring one suitcase or bag (approximately 7 days worth of clothing).
Q: What are the rules of the Shelters?
Women’s Shelter curfew:
The Women’s shelter opens at 4pm with doors closing at 6:30pm – if you are not in by 6:30pm and don’t have an excused tardy, you will lose your bed.
Men’s Shelter curfew:
The Men’s shelter opens at 5pm with doors closing a 6:30pm – if you are not in by 6:30pm and don’t have an excused tardy, you will lose your bed.
-Cooperation with BFHP staff is required at all times.
-No smoking of any kind in the building – you may smoke in the designated section of the courtyard.
-No drugs or alcohol of any kind are allowed in the building or grounds.
-No weapons of any kind are allowed in the shelter.
-No violence, threats, arguing, confrontations or other abusive behavior.