News & Press

Outpouring of Generosity Helps Families Enjoy the Magic of the Season

Dec 29 2015
Kim Lessard

Mom writes thank you note to the donor who adopted her family this Christmas. Tis the season for acts of kindness and generosity. And that is just what our community of donors and volunteers showed to Raphael House families this holiday season. This year 236 families, our largest number ever, had presents to open on Christmas Day thanks to everyone […]

Ralph Payton Appointed Executive Director of Raphael House

Dec 9 2015
Kim Lessard

San Francisco, (Dec 9, 2015)—The Board of Directors of Raphael House of San Francisco has named Ralph Payton executive director of Raphael House effective December 14. Raphael House was founded in 1971 and is the oldest and only privately-funded shelter and services program of its kind dedicated to providing short-term housing, rental assistance, and ongoing supportive […]

Community partners make holidays special for Raphael House families

Nov 25 2015
Kim Lessard

Several of our community partners, including British-American Business Council member companies: Aramark, the Fairmont Hotel and Claremont Hotel & Spa, LifeWorks Restaurant Group, and the San Francisco Waldorf School, have come together to ensure that Raphael House families have a wonderful Thanksgiving. “As a privately-funded nonprofit, Raphael House depends solely upon the support it receives from […]

Families Come Together for Festive Day to Raise Funds for Raphael House

Nov 18 2015
Kim Lessard

Magic tricks, jubilant singalongs, balloon animals and much more delighted the many Bay Area families who came together on November 14 for our 5th annual Gobble & Give festival benefitting Raphael House families. This year’s event, our biggest yet, took place at Bunny Meadow in Golden Gate Park and raised nearly $50,000 for Raphael House’s Residential Shelter and […]

Pier 39 Hosts a Fun-Filled Day for Raphael House Families

Nov 7 2015
Kim Lessard

Last month, Raphael House families got to enjoy a day of fun thanks to our community partners at Pier 39. In the morning, several families, along with the Residential Community Interns, boarded a double-decker bus that took us on a short, fact and joke filled tour of the city before dropping us off at Pier […]