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Ursula Sherman Village

Located in West Berkeley, Ursula Sherman Village (USV) was the first shelter activated for homeless disabled adults in California. USV has grown its services and capacity substantially with the addition of shelter beds for families, a computer lab, the Children’s Learning Center, playground, and gardens. Residents stay up to 6 months (with extensions as needed while people are seeking permanent housing) and have access to housing navigation, benefits eligibility, employment, health, wellness, and peer support services.

The Village was named after Ursula Sherman, a founding member of BOSS and long-time Board Member, and lifelong human and civil rights activist.


Eligible applicants for these programs must be referred through the Coordinated Entry System (CES) by calling 211.


Berkeley, CA

Who was Ursula Sherman? 

The Village, as it is often called, is named for Ursula Sherman, founding member of BOSS, Board Member for many years, & lifelong human and civil rights activist. Read more about her and her inspiring story.


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