We Help Youth Facing Homelessness in Oakland, California

We serve young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness or human trafficking with absolute respect and unconditional love. Our ultimate goal is to help each young person move on with their lives in positive ways with counseling, education, stable employment, and secure housing.

Get Help Now

On the street? Need help? We're open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call: 510-379-1010

Or come to:

200 Harrison Street, Oakland, California, 94607


Covenant House Oakland Site - homeless shelters in california

Covenant House California (CHC) provides sanctuary and support for youth ages 18-24 facing homelessness and human trafficking. We have three locations: Oakland, Los Angeles, and Berkeley, where we serve more than 3,200 youth annually. Our programs and services are designed to advance youths’ physical, emotional, educational, vocational, and spiritual well-being and provide them with the best chance for success in independence. All our programs and services are free of charge.

Our Shelter

In Oakland, CHC’s emergency shelter immediately provides for youths’ basic human needs and urgent medical care. Young people receive a nutritious meal, take a shower with new personal care products, receive new clothes, and sleep in a warm, safe bed. They are then connected to supportive services that will help them thrive.

Our Programs

Young people in Oakland can access short-term emergency care through CHC’s street outreach, wellness center, and emergency shelter programs. We also provide longer-term support through our transitional housing program, Rights of Passage, and our supportive apartment program.

Our Services

Covenant House is nationally recognized for the innovative work we do to provide young people with everything they need in one place — so they can move forward to a brighter future.

  • Meals
  • Medical care
  • Educational services
  • Showers and hygiene kits
  • Mental health care
  • Workforce development/job readiness
  • Clothing/shoes
  • Referrals for care
  • Family reunification services
  • Transportation assistance
  • Short-term housing assistance
  • Case management
  • Legal services
  • Aftercare


Shelter Is Only the Beginning

From crisis to care: Find out what it's like when a young person enters our doors.