Support frontline organizations helping people experiencing homelessness

This holiday season, consider donating your time or money to organizations that are working on the front lines of serving and empowering those experiencing homelessness.

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By Communities Served

African Americans Families LGBTQ Seniors Youth + Young Adult

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Behavioral Health Employment Food Healthcare Housing

3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic was founded in 2005 as a community collaboration to help youth from Bayview Hunters Point make healthy and safe decisions that improve their physical, emotional, and social health, empowering them to become successful, engaged adults.

Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Behavioral Health Healthcare

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Brilliant Corners

Brilliant Corners partners with government, health care, service providers, landlords and developers to create supportive housing solutions that empower people to achieve housing stability. They also build relationships among landlords, government agencies, and social service providers to find and build housing, and match it with those who need it.

African Americans Seniors Youth + Young Adult Families

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California Renters Legal Advocacy & Education Fund

CaRLA holds municipal governments accountable when acting in violation of California State laws, pursuing legal action where developers have not, bringing suit against cities that fail to approve compliant housing.

Housing

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Castro Country Club

The Castro Country Club is a clean & sober gathering place for all people and a home for the queer recovery community. They endeavor to be a space where all can seek wisdom, serenity, courage and joy.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Helathcare

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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides non-profit human services in the Bay Area, serving more than 32,000 people a year through more than 30 diverse programs serving the homeless, children and youth, low-income families, seniors, HIV/AIDS patients, immigrants, and adults with disabilities.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Housing

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Chinatown Community Development Center

Chinatown Community Development Center builds community and enhances the quality of life for San Francisco residents. They are a place-based community development organization serving primarily the Chinatown neighborhood, and also serve other areas including North Beach and the Tenderloin as neighborhood advocates, organizers and planners, and as developers and managers of affordable housing.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult Families Housing

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Coalition on Homelessness

For decades, the Coalition on Homelessness has developed the leadership skills of homeless San Franciscans to forge true solutions to the housing crisis and beat back mean-spirited attacks against them.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult Families Housing LGBTQ African Americans

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Code Tenderloin

Code Tenderloin is a workforce development nonprofit that aims to secure long term employment for underserved communities in San Francisco.

Employment

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Community Housing Partnership

Community Housing Partnership is an award-winning San Francisco nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless people secure housing and become self-sufficient. They currently own, manage and/or provide support services in 17 buildings in San Francisco—a total of over 1,300 units, with 240 more in development.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ Families African Americans Housing Helathcare

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Community Living Campaign

The Community Living Campaign helps community-driven, collaborative solutions come to life while also serving as a strong voice at City Hall. They advance the ideas, talents, and energies of seniors and people with disabilities in all that we do.

Seniors Food Healthcare

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Compass Family Services

Compass Family Services leads the way in helping San Francisco families facing homelessness secure stable housing and attain economic self-sufficiency and family well-being. They have been service innovators for more than 100 years, and 88% of the families who complete their housing programs achieve lasting success.

Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Employment Housing Healthcare

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Congregation Emanu-El

Congregation Emanu-El is a vibrant, sacred Jewish community dedicated to connecting members with their Judaism and history at the highest level and bringing Jewish values to life in meaningful and inspiring ways.

Families Food

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Corporation for Supportive Housing

Corporation for Supportive Housing is the national leader in supportive housing, focusing it on person-centered growth, recovery and success that contributes to the health and wellbeing of the entire community.

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Curry Senior Center

Curry Senior Center is a multi-purpose center that provides a wide spectrum of elderly health care programs and services to senior residents in San Francisco. For over 45 years, Curry Senior Center has been the only organization in San Francisco solely dedicated to helping low income and homeless seniors through a holistic care approach.

Seniors Behavioral Health Food Housing Healthcare

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Dignity Health

Dignity Health is made up of more than 60,000 caregivers and staff who deliver excellent care to diverse communities in 21 states. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health is the fifth largest health system in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California.

Healthcare

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Downtown Streets Team

Downtown Streets Team is ending homelessness by restoring the dignity and rebuilding the lives of unhoused men and women. Founded in 2005, Downtown Streets Team is now beautifying thirteen Bay Area communities. They now serve over 750 unhoused men and women a year with almost 50 staff members and growing.

Behavioral Health Employment Housing

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Episcopal Community Services

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) provides essential services to homeless San Franciscans, utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the multiple causes leading to homelessness. This past year, they served more than 13,000 people, guided by their mission to help homeless and very low-income people obtain the housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services each person needs to prevent and end homelessness.

Seniors African Americans Behavioral Health Employment Housing Healthcare

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Glide

GLIDE is a social justice movement, social service provider, and spiritual community dedicated to strengthening communities and transforming lives. Located in San Francisco’s culturally vibrant but poverty-stricken Tenderloin neighborhood, GLIDE addresses the needs of, and advocates for, the most vulnerable and marginalized individuals and families among us.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ Families African Americans Behavioral Health Food Employment Housing Healthcare

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Goodwill

Goodwill San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin stands as the original social enterprise model with 19 popular retail locations, 25 donation sites and a thriving eCommerce shopping platform. Goodwill serves the region’s neediest neighborhoods by providing critical job training and support services that transform the lives of thousands of individuals and families through the power of work.

Youth + Young Adult Employment

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Hamilton Families

Hamilton Families is San Francisco’s leading service provider to families experiencing homelessness, with carefully designed programs to prevent homelessness, provide shelter and stability, return families to permanent housing, and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.

Families African Americans Housing

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HealthRIGHT 360

HealthRIGHT 360 is a family of integrated health programs that provides compassionate care and treatment to over 38,000 individuals a year through more than 70 distinct and culturally competent programs in 13 California counties.

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Homebridge

Homebridge is a non-profit caregiver organization leading the way in modern in-home care using mobile app-based scheduling and communication. They invest in caregivers and support clients with complex health, behavior, and social needs in overcoming barriers to accessing quality in-home care.

Housing

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Homeless Prenatal Program

Homeless Prenatal Program, in partnership with our families, breaks the cycle of childhood poverty. By seizing the motivational opportunity created by pregnancy and parenthood, HPP joins with families to help them recognize their strengths and trust in their capacity to transform their lives.

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Hospitality House

Founded in 1967 in response to the large influx of homeless LGBT youth in the Tenderloin, Hospitality House has a long history developing peer-based and culturally appropriate programs for the communities we serve. Their programs create a positive impact, raising the quality of life for all residents and making our neighborhoods healthy and rich with diversity and culture.

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Jewish Vocational Services

Jewish Vocational Service helps people find good, living wage jobs. Their programs focus on industries that are hiring and can offer career path jobs, such as healthcare, financial services, technology, and trades.

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Larkin Street Youth Services

Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. They provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports to help these young people get off the street for good.

Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health FoodEmployment Housing Healthcare

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Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly’s programs invite people from all generations and different walks of life to create reciprocal and meaningful relationships that provide valuable social interaction to older persons living in San Francisco. LBFE programs are designed specifically for interpersonal connectivity with a focus on building trust, friendship, and community.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Housing

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Livable City

Livable City works to create a San Francisco of great streets and complete neighborhoods. Livable City is dedicated to improving transportation, land use, open space, and environmental policies, running programs like Sunday Streets, and supporting grassroots initiatives to make San Francisco a safer, healthier and more accessible city.

Housing

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LYRIC

LYRIC’s builds community and inspires positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders, and abilities. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Housing

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Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels San Francisco provides a network of services that allow seniors to live in their homes with dignity and independence as long as possible. Their programs fulfill a moral and economic imperative to care for seniors in the most cost-effective way possible.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Food

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Mercy Housing

Mercy Housing is a national nonprofit organization working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy, and all people can develop their full potential. They are one of the nation’s largest affordable housing organizations, participating in the development, preservation, management and/or financing of affordable, program-enriched housing across the country.

Seniors Families African Americans Housing

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Mission Housing Development Corporation

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a nonprofit, community-based organization creating and preserving high-quality affordable housing, and providing supportive services for residents of low and moderate incomes in the Mission District and throughout San Francisco.

Behavioral Health Families African Americans Housing Food Employment Healthcare

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New Door Ventures

New Door was born out of the belief that through jobs, skill-building and training, we can positively change the trajectory for youth. To help transform lives, they offer two programs: Employment (job training + placement) and Education (classes + tutoring).

Youth + Young Adult African Americans Employment

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Non-Profit Housing (NPH)

Since 1979, NPH has been the collective voice of those who support, build, and finance affordable housing. NPH supports members to build, develop, and preserve affordable housing. They have been instrumental in strengthening the local, regional, and statewide movement on affordable housing and supportive services.

African Americans Housing

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North Beach Citizens

North Beach Citizens helps homeless and low-income citizens in an atmosphere of trust, integrity, and respect.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Food Housing

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North East Medical Services

North East Medical Services (NEMS) is a non-profit community health center serving the medically-underserved populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 45 years of experience, NEMS is one of the largest health centers serving Asians in the United States.

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Openhouse

Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. As a result, they have reduced isolation and empowered LGBT seniors to improve their overall health, well-being and economic security.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Food Housing Healthcare

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Our Family Coalition

Our Family Coalition advances equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) families with children through support, education, and advocacy. They cultivate community-based leadership among LGBTQ families and strong partnerships with our allies in California, to advance social justice and make our nation a more respectful and inclusive place for all.

Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Families

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PRC

PRC (formerly Positive Resource Center) has been transforming the Bay Area for decades, helping those affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues realize their best selves by providing the support and services they need to reclaim their lives.

Behavioral Health LGBTQ African Americans Employment Housing Healthcare

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Raphael House

Raphael House is the first and largest family homeless shelter in San Francisco. The mission of Raphael House is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness strengthen family bonds by achieving stable housing and financial independence.

Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Behavioral Health Employment Housing

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Rebuilding Together San Francisco

Rebuilding Together San Francisco provides home repair and renovation programs for our San Francisco neighbors, nonprofit organizations and community spaces. RTSF is a local affiliate of Rebuilding Together, a national organization that includes 130 affiliates serving communities nationwide, and mobilizes thousands of volunteers each year.

Seniors Families African Americans Housing

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Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center

The mission of Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center is to empower and increase the entrepreneurial capacities of socially and economically diverse women and men, and thereby strengthen our communities through the creation of sustainable new businesses, new jobs, and the promotion of financial self-sufficiency.

African Americans Employment

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Richmond Neighborhood Center

The Richmond Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the Richmond District community through innovative youth programs at nine local schools, robust food security programs, accessible wellness classes, and community events and activities. For over 35 years, they’ve worked tirelessly to nurture this diverse San Francisco neighborhood and foster respect for all people.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult Families

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San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) develops innovative programs and advocates for policies to increase access to quality community-based primary health care. Providing primary care services to more than 10% of San Francisco’s population, they work with providers citywide to coordinate primary care with specialists, hospitals, and other services.

Seniors Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Employment Healthcare

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San Francisco Education Fund

The San Francisco Education Fund focuses community volunteers and financial resources where they are needed most to build bright futures for public school students.

Youth + Young Adult

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Self Help for the Elderly

Self-Help for the Elderly began serving seniors in San Francisco’s Chinatown community in 1966. Today, they serve over 40,000 seniors each year as a non-profit organization.

Seniors African Americans Food Employment Housing

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SF Interfaith Council

The San Francisco Interfaith Council’s work centers on civil rights, homelessness, housing affordability, and disaster preparedness. The SFIC convenes and amplifies the voice of our city’s faith-based community on these important issues and seeks to “Celebrate our diverse faiths and spiritual traditions, bringing people together to build understanding and serving our community.”

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SF LGBT Center

The SF LGBT Center connects their diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and allies. For more than 15 years, the Center has been a place to celebrate our victories, mourn our losses, and plan for the future.

Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Employment Housing Healthcare

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SF Housing Accelerator Fund

SF Housing Accelerator Fund accelerates the production and preservation of affordable housing for San Francisco’s economically disadvantaged households and individuals by lending to, investing in, and directly acquiring real estate assets. The Fund provides affordable housing developers with acquisition, predevelopment, and rehabilitation financing. It offers an innovative, flexible, and financially sustainable model for future housing initiatives coordinated with the public sector.

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SF Housing Action Coalition

SFHAC is made up of 300 businesses, non-profits, urban livability groups and Friends of SFHAC individual members who represent all facets of the housing community. SFHAC brings together San Francisco’s housing community to develop and support policies that will increase the production of new homes.

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Shanti

Shanti is a pioneering nonprofit that builds human connections to reduce isolation and improve quality of life. Through a continuum of services, including in-home and onsite patient and care navigation, emotional and practical support and preserving the human-animal bond, Shanti strives to achieve the highest medical and quality of life outcomes for San Francisco’s most vulnerable.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Healthcare

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St. Anthony’s

St. Anthony’s works to feed, clothe, heal and lift the spirits of San Franciscans in need. Their mission is guided by five values: healing, community, personalism, justice, and gratitude.

Seniors LGBTQ African Americans Behavioral Health Food Healthcare

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St. James Infirmary

St. James Infirmary is a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers of all genders. It is their mission to meet the needs of people engaged in the sex trade through advocacy, direct services, and social justice.

Youth + Young Adult LGBTQ Families African Americans Behavioral Health Healthcare

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Swords to Plowshares

Founded in 1974 by veterans, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides needs assessment and case management, employment and training, housing, and legal assistance to approximately 3,000 veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year.

Seniors LGBTQ Families African Americans Behavioral Health Employment Housing Healthcare

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Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

TNDC helps people focus on living a meaningful life by building deeply affordable homes and supportive communities in San Francisco. They currently provide homes to over 5,000 people with low incomes through 43 buildings across seven neighborhoods. Through programs like the Tenderloin After-School Program and the Healthy Corner Store Coalition, they have driven positive change in San Francisco for the last 38 years.

Seniors LGBTQ Families African Americans Food Employment Housing Healthcare

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United Playaz

United Playaz is a San Francisco-based violence prevention and youth development organization. They provide a comprehensive range of services to prepare vulnerable youth for higher education, employment, and healthy living within a safe, nurturing, and collaborative environment.

Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Employment

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Young Community Developers

Young Community Developers (YCD) provides education and employment training opportunities to residents of San Francisco’s Southeast neighborhoods. Over the past 40+ years, they have served and connected Bayview Hunters Point residents to the tools and resources needed to live fulfilling lives.

Youth + Young Adult Families African Americans Employment Housing

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Young Women’s Freedom Center

The Young Women’s Freedom Center is a membership-based leadership development and advocacy organization led by cis and trans women and girls of color that have grown up in poverty, been incarcerated, and lived and worked on the streets. Their ultimate goal is to break the poverty to prison pipeline for girls and young women and build in its place a pipeline to power, freedom, and self-determination—so that all women and girls can be free.

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