"Helping people transition to a better tomorrow"
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Every day more than 500 homeless people in San Benito County need the support of generous people like you.

Source: Applied Survey Research. (2017). San Benito County Homeless Census & Survey. Watsonville, CA.

Bring hope and relief to those in need.
Give Dignity. Give Hope.
With a $20 donation you can make a difference.
The H.O.M.E. Resource Center is operated and managed by Community Homeless Solutions, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
Bed Nights Provided

in 2018

Over 40% of HOMELESS individuals in Hollister received shelter at H.O.M.E. Resource Center in 2018
Unduplicated Guests

in 2018

Found Employment
Found Housing
Linked to Supported Services
Homelessness is usually the result of a number of factors,  not just a single cause.
How will your donation help those in need?

Your financial donation will help our shelter in providing better community and in-shelter resources to our Guests.

  • Group outings to local parks for lectures to help and motivate those in need.

  • Purchase computers to provide a learning lab for employment skills.

  • Replace existing kitchens items, such as pots, pans and plates.

  • Finance the construction of a storage shed for items taking up room in the shelter. 

These are a few of the solutions your donation will enable us to give to those in need.

Guest Testimonial

"The Home Resource Center has helped me with a place to sleep, shower, meals and staff support.  If not for the shelter, I would be sleeping in my car out on the streets. We have a computer to use to look for work and a place to live.  Community Homeless Solutions helped me get a job through the Community Beautification Project and now I am an on call staff at the shelter. I look back at what I didn’t have and what I have now, and realize I am employed, saving money for a place to live and a better relationship with my family. Thank you"

~ Randy

About the H.O.M.E. Resource Center

The H.O.M.E. Resource Center opened its doors on December 1, 2017.  This is the first year-round shelter operating in San Benito County and serves up to 50 adults each night. The shelter has two large dorm rooms to separately house men (28) and women (22). It has a large reception area with storage and office space, and a very large living area where meals are prepared and served with a TV  for guests to watch. The kitchen and laundry room was completed in the Spring 2019. Two large bathrooms with multiple showers are available for shelter guests.

The shelter is open seven days a week, 4:30 pm to 8 am, each night of the year, and is located at 1161 San Felipe Road in Hollister. Shelter staff provide nightly pick-ups and morning drop-offs at four  locations in the city. Guests receive hot dinners each night, provided by different church and community groups, as well as a continental breakfast and sack lunch. Guests are assigned a bed for the duration of their stay and given a locker to store their personal and hygiene items. Guests also receive a variety of supportive services that include case management, alcohol/drug counseling and treatment services, referral services, and assistance with applying for social service benefits.

The H.O.M.E. Resource Center is operated and managed by Community Homeless Solutions, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where are you located?

We are located at 1161 San Felipe Road by the Food Bank.

2. What kind of donations does the shelter accept?

The shelter is always in need of sleeping bags, toiletries, cleaning supplies, socks blanket and towels.

3. What type of services does the shelter provide?

The shelter provides behavioral health services once a week, Whole Person Care case management services, linkages to social service programs and mail service.

4. Can anyone go to the shelter and do you accept pets?

The shelter is an unaccompanied adult shelter for anyone over the age of 18.  We do not accept anyone under 18 or families with minor children.  Yes currently the shelter does accept pets as long as there is a kennel available. 

5. Are the rooms co-ed?

No the dorm rooms are not co-ed.  The men and women have their own dorm rooms and are not allowed to be in the opposite sex’s dorm for any reason.

6. How does the shelter impact participants and the community?

The shelter provides a warm place to sleep and nourishing food to sustain those we serve.  We treat our guests as family and are always happy to work with them to achieve the goals they set for themselves.  Our guests appreciate all that we offer, and the community is grateful for providing this vulnerable population with a safe and healthy place to stay. 

Hours, Location, Contact Person

  • Office Hours:  Nightly, 4:30 pm to 8:00 am

  • Location: 1161 San Felipe Road, Hollister, CA 95023

  • Shelter Manager:  Christina Soto

  • Office Phone: (831) 747 - 2900

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