COVID-19 Updates: Learn about our health & safety protocols and our temporary shelter operation.

Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

As part of our region’s response to COVID-19, the San Diego Convention Center is serving as a temporary shelter for our neighbors in need. This use creates more space in our region to serve people experiencing homelessness and allows for adequate physical distancing within current shelter facilities. Learn more through the City of San Diego's Shelter to Home website.


Need Assistance?

If you need housing, food or other necessities, please contact 211 San Diego:

  • Online at
  • By phone: dial 2-1-1, or call 858.300.1211 or 800.227.0997

For more information, see the San Diego Regional Task Force on the Homeless.


The City of San Diego has received generous contributions from local businesses and residents to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additional resources are still greatly needed. If you have resources you are able to contribute, please visit All donations must be cleared through the City’s Emergency Operations Center. Drop off donations will not be accepted.



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