Emergency Shelter Program
Emergency Shelter Program, Inc. (ESP) is a non-profit agency in Hayward, California, caring for battered and homeless women and children for over 30 years. The mission of Emergency Shelter Program, Inc. is to provide shelter, support and education for women and children who are victims of domestic violence or homelessness. We make this mission a reality through:
ESP operates one of Alameda County's most established shelters for victims of domestic violence and homelessness. At our 32-bed shelter, we provide confidential housing, food, counseling, and advocacy for approximately 220-260 women and children each year. Our dedicated staff assists women in developing the skills and resources, both personal and economic, for self-sufficiency. The children's program provides tutoring, activities, and counseling for the youth at our shelter. ESP's 24-hour hotline (888-339-SAFE) provides information and referrals to over 5,000 women and children per year. To learn more about our shelter click here.