Welcome to Shelter 2016-2017


Welcome to the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Shelter. We would like to thank the many organizations that have supported and continue to support the Interfaith Winter Shelter.  A tremendous amount of work goes into making this effort a success. On this website you will find information about the many different ways that you can participate in the shelter.

Please feel free to contact Cynthia Zamboukos at 415-474-1321 or email cynthiaz@sfinterfaithcouncil.org with any comments or concerns.


The Interfaith Winter Shelter is made possible by the work of many.  Special thanks goes to:

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco (ECS)
Human Services Agency of San Francisco

WinterFaith Shelter Walk

The WinterFaith Shelter Walk scheduled for Sunday, October 30, 2016 was cancelled due to inclement weather and safety concerns for our walkers. Nonetheless, sponsorships and pledges raised over $18,000 for the shelter. The inclement weather was a powerful reminder of conditions faced by the homeless on our streets, and our duty to shelter and feed them. Click here for the 2016 Walk Supporters. The walk is a great way to involve supporters of all ages! To register, obtain additional information about the walk and/or make a donation, please click here.


Flour sack towels with the San Francisco Interfaith Council logo and certificates of appreciation were distributed at the June 2016 Monthly Breakfast Meeting of the San Francisco Interfaith Council (SFIC) to all participating shelter volunteer organizations.

The Interfaith Winter Shelter season 2016-2017 will commence on Sunday, November 20, 2016 and conclude on Friday, March 31, 2017. If your congregation/ organization is interested in preparing and serving meals at the Interfaith Winter Shelter, you may sign up here.