Alpha Project Tent - The Rules

Alpha Project for the Homeless - Temporary Bridge Shelter Program  Program Policies and Contractual Obligations

If you happen to be accepted into the tent shelter between East Village and Barrio Logan in Downtown San Diego, these are the rules, enforced in full.

Terms of Immediate Termination

If any of the policies below are broken, immediate termination can occur regardless of circumstance:

  1. Staff members and other residents are to be treated with respect at all times. Violence and/or threats of violence are not allowed in addition to any and all aggressive behaviors including the use of profanity, racial slurs, sexual or inappropriate comments and/or remarks, shouting and/or fighting
  2. Use of or possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia and/or alcohol at any time on the property
  3. Staying out overnight without prior written approval from either Case Management or the Program Manager
  4. Possessing weapons in the shelter. They must be checked-in to Security
  5. Refusing to submit to a search
  6. No stealing
  7. Jeopardizing the safety of any other residents or staff - this includes but is not limited to burning candles or incense, causing fire hazards and any and all safety violations
  8. Clients must smoke in the designated areas
  9. Clients must maintain cleanliness and sanitary conditions on a daily basis
  10. No misuse or destruction of Alpha Project property
  11. Alpha Project will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged property
  12. Showers are open from 5:00 A.M until 4:00 P.M. unless prior arrangements have been made
  13. Only 2 bags per person are allowed and they must be kept under the bed
  14. No hanging items on beds or bed posts
  15. No tampering with bed numbers, TV and other people's property
  16. Must wear an ID badge  at all times on the property
  17. Keep the sleeping area clean
  18. Women and men cannot loiter in each others' sleeping area
  19. Meals are served at 5:00 P.M.
  20. Bicycles must be kept in the designated area at all times
  21. Upon exit or expulsion, Alpha Project will only hold personal property for 72 hours. If the property is not claimed within 72 hours, it will be disposed of
  22. Curfew is at 8:00 P.M. to reclaim your bed. Lights out at 10:00 P.M. from Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday. You must remain on-site after 8:00 P.M.
  23. No loitering outside the perimeter of the property
  24. Perimeter must be kept clean at all times
  25. Clients are not to use or possess illegal drugs at the shelter. Clients must comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  26. Clients may not possess alcohol on the premises at any time.
  27. Clients must possess all prescription medication. Staff is NOT permitted to hold or dispense medication. The only exception is for diabetes; insulin or medication that must be refrigerated.
  28. All animals must be on a leash at all times. Clients must clean up after pet/pets. No bathing animals on the site.