News & Press

Summertime Opportunities for Kids Offer Relief for Working Parents

Nov 3 2015
Kim Lessard

Summer break can be stressful for families who are homeless or living at or below the poverty line. For parents who work or who are in the process of searching for work, the structure of the school day along with after-school programs, such as the Tutoring Club at Raphael House, offers them a reliable source […]

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 […]

Barry’s Bootcamp

Oct 23 2015
Kim Lessard

Did you know that 1 in 25 SFUSD public school students are homeless? Since 1971, Raphael House has been helping families struggling with homelessness stay together by providing a warm, home-like environment and the support services that lead to long-term stable housing, secure employment for adults, and academic enrichment for youth. We are 100% privately […]

Daniel’s Story

Sep 18 2015
Kim Lessard

When Daniel first came to Raphael House with his four-year-old son Caleb, he came with the dream of providing a safe and stable home for his son. Following a long history of domestic violence, Daniel had left his abusive relationship and gained full custody of Caleb, which resulted in them having to stay at a domestic violence shelter […]