News & Press

LaVonna’s Story

Nov 3 2015
Kim Lessard

LaVonna, a single mother, came to Raphael House in late 2014 looking to make a better life for her and her young son. Raphael House’s Residential Shelter Program provided her family a stable home-like environment and the resources and support they needed to plan for the future. During her stay at Raphael House, LaVonna participated […]

Raphael House has a new herb and vegetable garden!

Kim Lessard

Thanks to the generosity of our community partners Aramark and other member companies (including: 20/20 Productions, Florin Pensions, Liza Evans Interior Design, LoopUp, and PwC) and individuals from the British-American Business Council, we have a new rooftop garden that will provide herbs and fresh vegetables for our kitchen and educational opportunities for the kids in our […]

Letter from Raphael House Board Chair Kate Smith

Kim Lessard

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 […]

‘One Home, Many Hearts" Gala 2018

Oct 29 2015
Kim Lessard

Help Support Homeless Families from the Bay Area Come celebrate Raphael House’s 46th year of supporting homeless families in San Francisco, as we eat, drink, and revel in the beautiful ambiance of the Palace Hotel!  Enjoy specialty cocktails, delicious wines, exclusive auction packages, a fabulous 3-course meal, and dancing the night away under the emerald […]

How Did Raphael House Serve Families Last Year?

Kim Lessard

Raphael House served 376 families last year in our Residential Shelter and Bridge programs—91% moved into stable housing. 83% of household adults who departed from our residential shelter were employed or enrolled in an educational or vocational training program. We provided 62 families with Housing Opportunity Assistance funds to enable rapid re-housing or prevent homelessness. […]

Save-the-date! Our 19th Annual one Home, Hearts Gala takes place May 14th

Kim Lessard

Help us celebrate 44 years of helping at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence at this festive black-tie event at the historic Palace Hotel in San Francisco, featuring a champagne reception, silent and live auctions, a hosted bar, dancing, and a 3-course dinner that will please the most epicurean of diners. A retro futuristic […]