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Letter from Raphael House Executive Director Ralph Payton

RalphPayton2ColorSince joining the Raphael House team in December, I have been consistently impressed with the level of commitment and passion shown by the staff, our Board, and the thousands of supporters in the community who make the work we do possible. I’m exceedingly grateful to lead an organization that shares my conviction that it is our responsibility to help those most vulnerable among us.

As the housing market in the Bay Area continues to explode, barriers to achieving stable housing have never been greater for low-income families. According to the housing data website rentjungle.com, the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco is…

Posted March 31, 2016 by Raphael House. Categorized as LETTERS, Uncategorized.

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Letter from Raphael House Board Chair Kate Smith


Dear Friends,

When you think of Raphael House, “shelter” is probably the first word that comes to mind—as it should. With the generous support of our donors and volunteers, we’ve been helping families who are homeless through our Residential Shelter Program since 1971, 60 to 75 of them annually, with approximately 85% moving on to stable housing. Amazing!

But did you know that Raphael House also provides support for rapid re-housing to families experiencing homelessness in lieu of a stay in our residential shelter? Or that we offer support to prevent family homelessness that can begin before an eviction notice is served?

We provide these services to approximately 62 families each year through…

Posted November 03, 2015 by Raphael House. Categorized as LETTERS, Uncategorized.

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