As the temperature drops, a number of winter shelters throughout the Bay Area are opening up to accommodate homeless people, keeping them safe on cold and rainy nights.
The San Francisco Interfaith Council offers shelter services throughout the winter.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at 1031 Franklin St. opened Sunday, serving as many as 65 people daily and providing dinner and breakfast. The shelter closes Dec. 8. Service runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
St. Mary’s Cathedral at 1111 Gough St., providing dinner and breakfast to 100 people, opens Dec. 9 and closes
Dec. 29. Service runs from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
St. Boniface at 133 Golden Gate Ave. will serve dinner and breakfast to 60 people a day. The shelter opens daily 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. from Dec. 30 to Jan. 26.
And First Unitarian Church at 1187 Franklin St., providing dinner and breakfast to 70 people a night, opens daily 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. from Jan. 27 through Feb. 23.