National online directories of homeless shelters are potential sources for lists of shelters for women and children. HomelessShelterDirectory.org, WomensShelters.org and ShelterListings.org are all examples of national online directories of homeless shelters. Each website lists homeless shelters by state.
WomensShelters.org is specifically a directory of women's shelters. The website does not provide a separate category for shelters for women and children, so it is necessary to peruse the list of results to determine which shelters correspond. Each entry contains a link to more information or the shelter's website.
HomelessShelterDirectory.org also features collections of shelters arranged by state. Clicking a state name on the map yields a list of cities. Selecting a city name opens a list of homeless shelters in that area. The 24-Hour Family Shelter, the Bay Area Rescue Mission and the Midway Shelter of Alameda are some of the shelters for women and children on the list of shelters in San Francisco and its environs.
Similarly, clicking a state and then a city name on ShelterListings.org returns a list of shelters to peruse. Sojourner House, Crossroads, Providence Rescue Mission and the Women's Resource Center of Rhode Island are four shelters listed on the site that house women and children for overnight or extended stays.