Less than half of nearly 28,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area have reliable access to the internet.
ShelterTech is a technology-focused nonprofit organization making it easier for this community to connect with resources that can help them address their challenges.
We believe connectivity is a human right.
Access to the internet and technology makes it possible for people to find a job, human services, and contact family and friends.

Get involved

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Volunteer
Volunteers make our work possible. There are several ways to support our mission. Learn more and get involved.
Partnerships
We work with companies, nonprofits, and local governments to connect the community. Reach out to us.
Donate
Our programs are largely funded by donations from people who care about bridging the digital divide. Support ShelterTech today.
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Our programs

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ShelterConnect
Through partnerships with the City of San Francisco and Cisco, residents can use free wifi and hardware at shelters and transitional housing facilities.
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SF Service Guide
Anyone with access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer can utilize this online directory of human services provided in San Francisco.
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Community Development
We depend on Community Representatives to inform our work from their lived experiences and rely on volunteers to continuously updated the resources we develop.
Our Impact
Over 1,600 people have daily internet access in local shelters and resource centers.
What Our Partners Say

Partners and sponsors

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ShelterConnect Spotlight
Mission Hotel
We recently reached a major milestone. The biggest SRO in San Francisco now provides free wifi and hardware to hundreds of people.