Shelters and Transitional Housing in Pima County

For individuals experiencing homelessness or about to experience homelessness.

City of Tucson Resource Line
Phone: (520) 791-2540

The resource line is for those experiencing or at risk of homelessness to get connected to resources for medical, mental health, meals, outreach, and other resources offered in our community. 

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1002 N. Main Ave.
Phone: 520-795-9671

The Salvation Army Hospitality House is open 24/7, providing emergency shelter for those in need. The facility, located near downtown Tucson, features a 100-bed facility with separate accommodations for men and women, and two family apartments. We also have accommodations for respite care, special needs and Veterans. Motel vouchers may be available to assist housing families with special needs. In addition to a safe and clean environment, the facility features laundry, showers, television, and dining. Guests receive two meals per day and access to vital programs and services.

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4550 S Palo Verde
Phone: 520-740-1501

Gospel Rescue Mission provides emergency shelter and recovery shelter for men and women. Case managers work with each person who enters the shelter to help them journey from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Their journey might begin with a warm meal and a safe bed but often leads them to seek help through our addiction recovery program, job skills training, counseling services, etc.

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200 E. Benson Highway
Phone: 520-623-4300

Primavera provides a variety of options from emergency shelter stays to long-term affordable housing. You are eligible for a seven-night stay with an extension up to 60 days if you qualify. See Primavera Men's Shelter website for services and eligibility information. Call precisely at 9:00 am to reserve a bed for that evening. If there is not a space available, call every day precisely at 9:00 am until a bed opens up.

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702 S. 6th Ave.
Phone: 520-623-5111

For eligibility and information on openings with Family Pathways, visit or call for an appointment. If you are a woman with children and need immediate shelter, please contact the Gospel Rescue Mission Women and Children's Shelter, opens a new window: 520- 740-1501.

Primavera Casa Paloma Women's Shelter, opens a new window
Located at an undisclosed location near the intersection of Speedway Blvd. and Main Ave. in Tucson, AZ
Phone: 520-623-5111

For eligibility and information on openings at Casa Paloma, visit or call for an appointment. Casa Paloma provides residential services in a women-only setting, offering short-term residential shelter services for women in crisis and medium-term transitional housing services for women who are working toward their goals for self-sufficiency. 

Sister Jose Women's Center, opens a new window
1050 S Park Avenue
Phone: 520-909-3905

Sister Jose Women's Center is a Tucson-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and nurture of homeless women in a welcoming and safe environment. Our low-barrier day center provides unaccompanied homeless women with a stable and safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. The Winter Night Program provides overnight stays for women.

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Call for directions for shelter
24-hour, multi-lingual hotline 520-795-4266
24-hour, toll free hotline 888-428-0101

Call the hotline number for immediate help. The hotline acts as a gateway to all of Emerge’s services. Family, friends and community members who are worried for a loved one can call for support, too.

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Youth age 12-17 Phone: 520-320-5122
Young Adults age 18-24 Phone: 520-323-1708, x103
Toll free help 1-800-537-8696

Youth age 12-17 Text “Safe” and your current location (Street address, City, State) to 4HELP (44357)

Within seconds, you will receive a message with the closest Safe Place site and phone number for the local youth agency.

For immediate help with Safe Place, reply with “2chat” to text interactively with a trained counselor.

As one of the only dedicated homeless youth service providers in Tucson, Our Family Services offers housing and support to many hundreds of homeless youth each year. In fact, the vast majority of Tucson’s homeless youth will be helped by Our Family at some point in their lives. 

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1660 N. Alvernon Way
Phone: 520-293-1136
Toll free: 866-496-8612

Youth On Their Own supports the high school graduation of homeless, abandoned youth in grades 6-12 who are enrolled in a public, private, charter, or alternative school in Pima County. Students must be homeless per the McKinney-Vento definition and be without the care of a long term parent or long term guardian. To begin the application process, students must contact their YOTO School Liaison (e.g., principal, teacher, counselor, etc.) within their school.

Poverello House Tucson, opens a new window
221 E Lee Street, Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520-624-0589

Poverello House of Tucson does not provide overnight shelter.  They are a daytime respite house. Guests are encouraged to kick up their feet, read a book, watch TV, or catch up on some sleep. As soon as guests enter the door, they are greeted with a delicious, home-cooked breakfast, and later enjoy a hot lunch made with care. Washing machines and shower facilities are available throughout the day so guests can shower while they do a load of laundry.

VA Hospital Homeless Program, opens a new window
Phone: 520-792-1450 ext. 1839
3601 S. 6th Ave., Building 90, Tucson, AZ 85713
Shelter for veterans. (Need form DD214-Military Record) 

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PO Box 65752, Tucson, AZ 85728
Phone: 520-406-5300

  • The food pantry operates Wednesday and Saturday mornings, 9 am to 11 am.  In cooperation with Food Bank of Southern Arizona and local Fry's and Wal-mart, we offer meats, fresh produce, bakery goods, snacks, diapers, wippies, socks, assorted clothing items, toiletries, and first aid supplies.
  • Summer Cooling Shelter in cooperation with ZMansion is open 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Winter Shelter... under negotiation with the City of Tucson.  We plan to operate 8 pm to 6 am, mid-December through February.  Each guest receives a full, hot, evening meal, a small breakfast and coffee, and a sack lunch when he departs in the morning.
  • Food Bank deliveries.
  • The All Saints House - open for small retreats, prayer groups and immediate housing assistance.

Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Ask a Librarian.