Homeless Resources

If you are homeless and have COVID-19 symptoms, call Alameda Health System 510-437-8500 for telephone screening and more information.

Alameda County and several county agencies have launched Operation Comfort in an effort to protect the health and safety of our unhoused community. More than 40 hotels in the county are offering rooms to homeless individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms, or have been exposed to the virus. These hotel rooms provide a safe environment for isolation and recovery. Numerous local outreach teams, hospitals, shelters, and clinics are participating as referral agencies for this program. You can read more about the program by following this link: http://www.acphd.org/2019-ncov.aspx/isolation-housing

Finding Shelter and Resources

  • Families in need of shelter and/or resources should contact Lourdes Villegas (Union City Family Center) at 510-476-2755 or lvillegas@nhusd.k12.ca.us. More on the Union City Family Center services later in this guide. 
  • Homeless should contact CAREavan & Operation Room Key Rep Jesus Garcia for local resources at 510-675-5482 or by email at jesusg@unioncity.org
  • Contact Tri-City Housing Resource Center: 510-330-5822 
  • Call 211 for help finding shelter near you
  • Abode Services operates a free mobile health clinic for homeless on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Also located at Centerville Presbyterian Church (4360 Central Ave) and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Irvington Presbyterian Church (4181 Irvington Ave).
  • As part of its commitment to serve the Tri-Cities, the CleanStart Mobile Hygiene Unit will begin serving Union City! Service will take place Thursdays and Fridays beginning on July 2nd and 3rd. Thursdays, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd. Fridays, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  at Our Lady of the Rosary, with free dining, 703 C Street.

The CAREavan Program is a special project organized by the Union City, Kid’s Zone, local community and faith based organizations in an effort to provide families and/or individuals who have been displaced and are temporarily homeless, living in their vehicles, and need a safe place to park overnight. CAREavan rep is Jesus Garcia (510-675-5482 or by email at jesusg@unioncity.org). This is the current schedule for the program:

Seven Days a week, 8pm-7am

Mondays – Ruggieri Senior Center ( Restrooms, Laundry, Showers, WiFi)
Tuesdays – Ruggieri Senior Center (Restrooms, WiFi ONLY / NO Laundry, NO Showers)
Wednesdays – Ruggieri Senior Center (Restrooms, Laundry, Showers, WiFi)
Thursdays - Ruggieri Senior Center (Restrooms, Laundry, Showers, WiFi)
Fridays – Our Lady of the Rosary ( Restrooms ONLY)
Saturdays – Ruggieri Senior Center ( Restrooms, WiFi ONLY / NO laundry, NO Showers)
Sundays – Our Lady of the Rosary (Restrooms ONLY)

Bathroom resources in Union City (as of 4/30/20)


   LOCATION

AMENITIES


UNION CITY CIVIC CENTER 

34009 ALVARADO NILES ROAD 


  • PORTABLE BATHROOM
  • (ADA COMPLIANT)
  • HANDWASHING STATION

          (BY CITY HALL FRONT ENTRANCE)


ARROYO PARK 

35199 PERRY ROAD

  • PORTABLE BATHROOM

 


OLD ALVARADO PARK

3871 SMITH STREET 

  • PORTABLE RESTROOM

    (ADA COMPLIANT)

  •  HANDWASHING STATION

PLEASE NOTE: THIS BATHROOM IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON SATURDAYS FROM 9AM-1PM, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNION CITY PACIFIC COAST FARMERS MARKET


OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY CHURCH 

703 C STREET

  • NON GENDER RESTROOMS

(WITH TOILETS AND SINK)

 

PLEASE NOTE: THESE BATHROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE DURING PRAYER AREA HOURS WHICH ARE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9AM-7PM

 

Also, please abide by these simple instructions:

  • Your time in the prayer area should not exceed 30 minutes
  • No more than four people should gather in this area at one time
  • Keep area free of debris--no dumping
  • Adhere to city directives by keeping a safe distance and wearing a facemask at all times


 


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