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

Oct 29 2015
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 […]

Raphael House Gala A Sold-Out Success

Apr 23 2015
Kim Lessard

“A Grand Special Night of Magic” at the Palace Hotel raises record funds for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness Our 18th Annual One Home, Many Hearts Gala was a sold-out success that attracted more than 500 guests on Saturday to the elegant Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. Gala co-chairs Melissa Koerner and Laura Larsen and their powerhouse committee raised $610,000 for Raphael House […]

One Home, Many Hearts Gala: Live Auction Sneak Preview

Apr 9 2015
Kim Lessard

Our Gala committee has been hard at work rounding up some fabulous live auction packages for this year’s One Home, Many Hearts Gala on April 18th. We are truly amazed by and grateful for the outpouring of generosity from our sponsors and community of donors for making this event possible. Get a sneak preview of […]