Category: General

Celebrating Noah’s High School Graduation at Raphael House

Aug 10 2020
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We’re so proud of Noah, a Raphael House resident who graduated from high school this summer! Despite the obstacles presented by COVID-19 and housing instability, he defeated the odds students experiencing homelessness face in high school. Studies show that unhoused students are more likely to drop out than their stably-housed peers. Noah says that the […]

How Our Youngest Supporters Raised $3,000 for Homeless Families Through Reading

May 21 2020
Raphael House

We’re so happy to announce that our first-ever Read-for-Need fundraiser was a huge success! In this inaugural fundraiser, 19 dedicated Bay Area student readers participated, surpassing our goal and raising over $3,000 for Raphael House families and our programs! Plus, all Read-for-Need donations from new, first time donors will be matched dollar for dollar by […]

Celebrating Fashion to Help Homeless Families

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Nob Hill Gazette is a long-time supporter of Raphael House and our programs that help homeless families build brighter futures. Whether the publication is supporting us through our annual Gala or spreading the word about our programs in the pages of their magazine, our partnership with Nob Hill Gazette is invaluable as we work to […]

A Passion for Growing Healthy Families: Meet Our Wildflower Health Volunteers

Apr 20 2020
Raphael House

In addition to their passion for growing healthy families with their personalized healthcare technology, Wildflower Health focuses on giving back to their community. Wildflower Health partners with Raphael House to provide financial contributions, in-kind donations, and volunteers. Lately, Wildflower Health volunteers can be found at Raphael House preparing and serving delicious dinners or gardening in our […]

Meet Laura, Our Awesome Tutoring Club Volunteer

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Raphael House began as a volunteer run organization in 1971. Since then, volunteers have continued to be the heart of our organization, lending their time, creativity, and expertise in many different ways. Laura has been volunteering at Raphael House since 1996. For much of that time, she has been volunteering as a tutor in our […]

How Raphael House is Working Remotely With Homeless & At-Risk Families During COVID-19

Apr 9 2020
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Above: Our Career Development Manager Stephanie Perez (left) and Estella work on academic goals over FaceTime from home In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Raphael House is continuing its supportive services that help at-risk and homeless families make strides towards their housing, financial, and academic goals. Here’s just one way we’re continuing our work to […]

Our Response to COVID-19

Mar 11 2020
Raphael House

To Our Raphael House Supporters: Raphael House remains committed to providing a safe, welcoming environment for all. In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, Raphael House is taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our staff, guests, volunteers, and families in our Residential Shelter. Raphael House staff is following the San Francisco […]

How a DJ Collective Threw a Dance Party to Support Homeless Families at Raphael House

Sep 16 2019
Raphael House

Dan Parsons and his friends Peter Reiseman, Alex Zekoff, and Parker Mills were looking for a way to make an impact in their community. Seeing the extent of the homeless crisis in San Francisco, they wanted to find a local charity that helps alleviate family homelessness. After a quick Google search and learning more about […]