Homeless shelters

Pursuant to the Social Welfare Act, the care for this socially vulnerable group is under the jurisdiction of large cities and county seats

Homeless persons

The Social Welfare Act defines a homeless person as a person without a place to live and without means to meet housing needs, accommodated in or using the services of organised housing in a shelter or an overnight shelter, or staying in public or other locations not intended for dwelling purposes.

Care of homeless persons falls under the jurisdiction of large cities and towns that are county seats.

Large cities and towns that are county seats have to allocate funds in their budgets for the service of feeding the homeless in soup kitchens, as well as for the service of accommodation in shelters or overnight shelters for the homeless, in the manner prescribed by the Act.

Homeless persons are entitled to all rights under the social welfare system for which they meet the conditions pursuant to the Act.

Shelters/overnight shelters

According to data collected by the Ministry of Labour, pension system, family and Social Policy in 2023 for the development of a plan for the care of the homeless in the Republic of Croatia and a plan for the care of the homeless in extreme winter conditions, the 2023./2024. in the Republic of Croatia operates 16 providers of accommodation/organised housing services for the homeless with total accommodation capacity 433.
  • Shelter for the homeless Karlovac, Hrvatske bratske zajednice 2, 47 000 Karlovac
  • Homeless shelter Varazdin, Vodnikova 2, Novi put, 42 000 Varaždin
  • The “Rose of St. Francis” shelter, Baštijanova 25 a, 51 000  Rijeka
  • OASIS” shelter, Žrtava fašizma 12, 51 000 Rijeka
  • St. Vinko Paulski, Dr. F. Tuđmana 24, 23 000 Zadar
  • Homeless reception Centre “St. Vinko Paulski”, J.J. Strosmayera 67, 31 000 Osijek
  • Caritas' Centre for the homeless, Braće Polića 14,  22 000 Šibenik
  • St Jerolim's Association, Cesta F. Tuđmana 410, 21 214 Kaštela
  • Homeless shelter “Bridge”, Gundulićeva 22, 21 000 Split
  • Pula Institute, Trščanska 35, 52 000 Pula
  • Homeless shelter, Valturska 61, 52 000 Pula
  • Hotel Vis II, Masarykov put 16, 20 000 Dubrovnik
  • City Society of the Red Cross Čakovec, Mihovljanska 68, 40 000 Čakovec
  • Caritas homeless shelter, Dugoselska 71, 10 361 Sesvetski Kraljevec
  • City Red Cross shelter, Domovinska ulica br. 10, 10 410 Velika Kosnica
  • Monastery of the missionary of love, Jukićeva 24, 10 000 Zagreb