News & Press

Raphael House Cuts Ribbon on Residential Shelter Expansion

Mar 30 2015
Kim Lessard

On Friday, March 20th we cut the ribbon in commemoration of the completion of the expansion of the 3rd floor of our Residential Shelter. Joining the festivities were Supervisor Julie Christensen, the City’s Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnership, and Engagement Bevan Dufty, former executive directors Fr. David Lowell and Amanda Heier, and several Raphael House […]

Raphael House Launches Aggressive Expansion to Address Growing Crisis of Family Homelessness

Mar 6 2015
Kim Lessard

  San Francisco, March 6, 2015—Raphael House, San Francisco’s oldest and only 100% privately funded shelter and services program dedicated to transitioning families beyond homelessness, has announced plans for the Foundations for Families Campaign, a $3 million, three-year growth initiative, that will expand the total capacity of its Residential Shelter Program and community-based Bridge Program by […]

Mom and Daughter Enjoy a Night at the Ball Game Thanks to Aramark!

Jan 31 2015
Kim Lessard

We caught up recently with Nicole, one of our moms, and her teen daughter Sade. They told us this past fall they enjoyed their first ever baseball game, thanks to our generous friends at Aramark, who donated Giants tickets to Raphael House families. Both mom and daughter are HUGE San Francisco sports fans. “My daughter and […]

18TH ANNUAL ONE HOME, MANY HEARTS GALA, BENEFITING RAPHAEL HOUSE

Jan 29 2015
Kim Lessard

“A Grand Night of Magic,” to take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Palace Hotel San Francisco San Francisco, Calif., January 29, 2015—Raphael House, San Francisco’s oldest and only privately funded shelter and services program dedicated to transitioning families beyond homelessness, announced today that its 18th Annual One Home, Many Hearts Gala will take place […]

Jessica’s Story

Sep 19 2014
Kim Lessard

Jessica lived at Raphael House during her junior year of high school with her mom and younger sister. She and her family secured housing in the East Bay and continue to engage in our Bridge Program Services. Throughout her time in our Residential Program Jessica maintained over a 3.5 grade point average and loved to […]