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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 […]

Community Supporters Provide School Supplies for Raphael House Kids

Sep 1 2015
Kim Lessard

In August, as summer was winding down, Raphael House held its much anticipated annual Back-to-School event. With the help of our community partners, The Junior League of San Francisco, National Charity League, Pier 39, and various other donors, more than 200 children from our Residential Shelter and Bridge programs received backpacks and kits filled with […]

Long-time Community Partner Provides Valuable Services and Support for Raphael House Families

May 27 2015
Kim Lessard

Development Director Jenna Ervice and Board Chair Kate Smith receive a $20,000 donation for Raphael House from BABC Board Member Kathleen Kimura, British Consul General and BABC Board Member Priya Guha, and BABC Board President Nicholos Unkovic. This year, the British-American Business Council (BABC)—who for more than 10 years has donated a significant proceed from […]