Provides coed emergency housing, crisis intervention and counseling to runaway or homeless youth (age 12-17) who have come to San Francisco County. Length of stay may be up to 20 nights as long as the house rules are followed. Meals, showers and clothing vouchers are provided to shelter residents. Individuals must be out of the shelter during the day. Shelter staff work with shelter residents to establish their next step, such as family reunification, foster care placement or independent living referrals. Also provides referrals to substance abuse programs and educational information about AIDS. Bilingual Spanish speaking, and gay and lesbian staff are on site nightly.