Boccardo Regional Reception Center (BRC)

About Boccardo Regional Reception Center (BRC)

Over the years, BRC has evolved into a multi-service facility. The center operates year-round,  serves homeless adults, and provides emergency shelter. In addition to providing housing and basic needs assistance to clients, the center offers an array of supportive services in the areas of job search and placement, mental health services, case management, legal assistance, substance abuse recovery, clinical services, and housing search assistance.

 Phone number: 408.294.2100

Demographics Served

Homeless adults

Services Offered

Adult men and women who are homeless and unaccompanied by minor children may obtain nightly shelter. Upon arrival, clients are provided with a bed or mat, free laundry services, and basic necessities such as meals, clothes, toiletries and showers. First time clients are guaranteed to receive shelter services and encouraged to attend an orientation.


Please click on program names below for a full description on each of the BRC’s programs.

BRC Year Round and Cold Weather Shelter

The Cold Weather Shelter Program

BRC Supportive Housing Program

New Start Program 

Housing Services Partnership (HSP)

BRC Medical Respite Program

Other Supportive Services

Basic Needs

  • Food Service: Clients who stay the night at the BRC are provided two nutritious meals. Clients that are in BRC’s programs are provided 3 meals a day.
  • Medical Services: Through partnership with Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System, medical services are available to all BRC clients. The medical clinic is operated onsite and provides clients with a variety of services and treatments, including basic screening, primary care, dental care, immunization, referral and follow-up.
  • Showers:  Showers at the BRC are accessible 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Toiletries are provided.
  • Transportation: A 16-passenger van and a shuttle bus are dedicated to assisting clients with their transit needs. The BRC also utilizes the county’s Homeless Transit Pass Project to provide clients with monthly transit passes and bus tokens.

Program Services

All program participants have the opportunity to receive case management services, including advocacy, linkage to appropriate referrals for alternate permanent housing, budgeting and financial management.

Hours of operation

The BRC is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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