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Services to the Homeless/Unstably Housed in Mountain View


  • City Restroom and Hand Wash Facilities:
  • The City and non-profit provider MOVE, provides handwashing stations, fixed or portable restrooms, drinking water and garbage service for all safe parking lots. In addition, the City has/will provide a temporary restroom and/or hand wash stations at the following locations:
    • Two portable restrooms and hand wash stations are already available at Rengstorff Park
    • One temporary portable restroom and hand wash station will be available at Eagle Park by Saturday, March 21 
    • Four temporary additional hand-wash hygiene stations will be available at the City Hall, Library, MVCPA and Centennial Plaza (Mountain View Transit Center) by Saturday, March 21
  • Homeless Shelters: All shelters are open 24/7, by referral. Mountain View Trinity United Methodist (748 Mercy St, Mountain View) and Sunnyvale (999 Hamlin Ct, Sunnyvale). Download the County Homeless Help Card
  • Safe Parking Lots / MOVE Mountain View - Safe Parking: Safe parking staff continues operations of the safe parking lots, observing direction from HUD specific to homeless services providers.
    • Shoreline Lot B operated by the County with 24/7 services should be open next week. (register now, not at capacity).
    • The Former VTA (Evelyn Avenue) lot was opened to participants as of Monday, March 16, currently operated from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. (register now, not at capacity).
    • One faith lot in current operations (at capacity, wait list available)
    • Contact: CSA for case management (650) 968-0836, MOVE Mountain View for operations,, (650) 861-0181
  • County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing: is working closely with our local non-profits and service providers coordinating services., Call (408) 278-6400 or text 888777 for text messages about services.
  • Community Services Agency (CSA): Senior Nutrition Program services are providing a “To-Go” boxed meal distribution at the Community Services Agency. The food pantry shifted to pre-bagged food distribution on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Homeless Prevention and Homeless Services case management are being conducted by phone. Contact Community Services Agency (CSA): or (650) 968-0836. Office hours are M-F, 9 a.m.–noon and 1:30-4 p.m. at 204 Stierlin Road, Mountain View
  • Second Harvest Foodbank: To find out where the nearest grocery distribution besides CSA: Contact Food Connection hotline at 1-800-984-3663 Text “GETFOOD” to (408) 455-5181. Email us at or visit
  • School Food Distribution: for students under 18. Mountain View Whisman & Mountain View Los Altos HSD will have meals at Castro/Mistral School (505 Escuela Ave.) Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Breakfast at a Food for Thought Truck- Grab and Go, drive up - curbside or walk up meals Breakfast and lunch, packed together. or
  • Hope’s Corner: Suspended the Thursday and Saturday shower and laundry program. On-site dining has been suspended, but breakfast and lunch are offered as “To Go” boxed meals. located at 748 Mercy St., Mountain View
  • Dignity on Wheels (DOW): Free mobile showers, washer and dryer services continue located at CSA on Tuesday’s 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Click here for a full list of Emergency Assistance Network (EAN) partners in Santa Clara County

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