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The Homeward Bound program is designed to help reunite homeless persons living in San Francisco with family and friends willing and able to offer ongoing support to end the cycle of homelessness.

Through the Homeward Bound Program, the Human Services Agency can provide you with a bus ticket home if you:

  • are homeless/low income and living in San Francisco; and
  • have family or friends at the destination that Homeward Bound staff can verify as willing and able to provide you a place to stay and ongoing support; and
  • are medically stable enough to travel unassisted to the destination; and
  • are sober and able to abstain from alcohol or using other substances en route.

Your personal hygiene must be at an acceptable level to travel. Clothing and shower facilities can be provided before you get on the bus.

You may not travel with a pet. An exception may be made for a certified service animal (by Greyhound bus only).

For more information contact the Homeward Bound outreach worker at (415) 533-3475 or visit the Homeward Bound team at 1235 Mission Street (between 8th & 9th Streets), Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.