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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 […]

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 […]