Help for Individuals: Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

Are you experiencing homelessness or at risk? Find resources in your community for shelter, food and other services.


A comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.

Shelter Listings

Listings for homeless shelters and other service organizations.

Homeless Shelter Directory

More listings for homeless shelters and other service organizations.

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs | 1-877-4AID-VET

No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home. VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact them for assistance.

National Runaway Safeline | 1-800-RUNAWAY

Serving as the national communications system for runaway and homeless youth for over 50 years. They continually transform technology, training and services to meet the current needs of vulnerable youth and ultimately achieve an end to youth homelessness.

Covenant House

Since 1972, Covenant House has opened its doors to over 1.5 million young people experiencing homelessness and trafficking, one youth at a time. They have specialized programs for young parents and their small children and for human trafficking survivors. The organization helps young people experiencing homelessness advance their goals and achieve sustainable independence with education, job readiness, and career pathways programs.

School House Connection

Resources to support children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness. It’s vital that families and youth who are homeless know that help is available – that they have educational rights, and know how to exercise them.

HUD Housing Assistance | 1-800-569-4287

Need Housing Assistance? Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness? Contact an organization in your local community who can help.

Facebook Online Support Group

This private group is a peer network for the homeless community to help each other through online peer-to-peer support. PLEASE only ask to join if you are currently homeless or have lived experience of homelessness.

Homeless Advice

Tips for surviving homeless and explanations to common questions people have about homelessness.