Southside Community Center Homeless Shelter - San Marcos, TX

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518 S. Guadalupe St
San Marcos, TX 78666
: Phone: 512-392-6694
: Fax: (512) 396-6016
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Opens nightly at 5 pm and closed during the day starting at 8 am.

Office hours:
    8am - 11:30am & 1pm – 5pm
    8am - 12:00pm & 1pm – 5pm
    8am - 12:00pm & 1pm – 5pm
    8am - 12:00pm & 1pm – 5pm
    8am - 12:00pm & 1pm – 5pm

Breakfast and dinner served daily (You do not have to stay overnight to eat a meal at the shelter)
Shower and laundry facilities

We serve a healthy dinner every night to anybody needing a meal. Nobody under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be allowed on the premises, and we do not hesitate to ban anybody showing signs of extreme aggression or violent tendencies. No pets are allowed in the building. Those using any facilities at the shelter are required to obey the rules posted at the shelter.

Laundry and shower facilities are also available. There is a one load per night limit for our washers and dryers. Sign in when you arrive to use both facilities. Remember our facility closes during the day, so take your washing with you before you leave for the night.

Volunteers Requests by Southside Community Center Homeless Shelter: Our shelter managers are always looking for a helping hand in serving, cooking, and socializing with the clients at the shelter. If you're interested in helping, you may cook a meal, side-dish, or desert at home and bring it to the shelter. Or you may help cook at the facility. Be prepared to cook for about 50 people. Volunteers are let in the shelter starting at 4 p.m. (or earlier if arranged) to prepare before clients arrive at 5. Contact the shelter for more information.

Donation Requests by Southside Community Center Homeless Shelter: Toiletry packages (male and female) - deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap etc.Donations of canned foods - (mixed veggies, hamburger meat, bacon, macaroni and cheese, pasta noodles and sauce, milk, meats, more detailed menu listings to come...) Queen-sized bed settings for beds in the shelter Bathroom towels Blankets & cold weather clothing for the clients to take with them

User Questions & Answers

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Date AddedUser Response
Saturday, October 24, 2020No
Wednesday, October 14, 2020Yes

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Southside Community Center Homeless Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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