Category: General

Another Successful Back-to-School Giveaway Provides Children With a Head Start This School Year

Aug 21 2019
Raphael House

At Raphael House, we realize the importance of giving children a head start into the school year—especially children experiencing homelessness. Research shows that children without stable housing are more likely to show poor classroom engagement and social skills in school. This year at our annual Back-to-School giveaway, we provided 173 children in our Residential Shelter […]

9,784 People Experiencing Homelessness in San Francisco

Jul 30 2019
Raphael House

9,784: That’s the number of people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco during the latest Point-In-Time Count, representing a 30% increase from 2017. Family homelessness is unfortunately on the rise, too. This year, 201 homeless families were identified—up 6% from 2017. This number is likely much higher, as families “doubled up” in the homes of family/friends or staying […]

Raphael House Celebrates Kitchen Renovation Thanks to Community of Donors

Apr 2 2019
Raphael House

Every day, Raphael House provides a stable, home-like environment where Bay Area families experiencing homelessness can grow beyond poverty. Our Residential Shelter kitchen and dining room are at the heart of this environment, providing families with a safe space to reflect and enjoy warm meals together. It takes hard work and commitment to prepare and […]

Raphael House Welcomes Marc Slater as New Executive Director

Feb 11 2019
Raphael House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Francisco, CA — February 12, 2019 Raphael House — the largest and only privately-funded family homeless shelter in San Francisco — appoints Marc Slater as its new Executive Director, effective January 28th, 2019. Slater brings 15 years of fundraising, operational, and management experience with Bay Area nonprofits to his new role. […]

Raphael House Gala Raises More than $775,000 for Homeless Families

May 21 2018
Adonica Shaw

Raphael House is proud to announce that our 21st Annual “One Home, Many Hearts” Gala raised more than $775,000! We are inspired beyond words by the outpouring of support from everyone who attended and participated in this important event to help families who are experiencing homelessness achieve long-term stability and financial independence. We extend our […]

Fourth Graders Cami and Kate Sell Lemonade for Raphael House

Jul 1 2016
Kim Lessard

Cami and Kate, two fourth graders, walked into Raphael House one evening laughing and holding a small white envelope. They happily explained that they recently held a lemonade stand and wanted to donate all of their profits to helping families at Raphael House. The girls had sold cookies along with the lemonade and raised about […]

Watch: Panel Discussion On Homelessness in San Francisco With Ralph Payton, Sam Dodge, and Others

Jun 30 2016
Kim Lessard

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Haight earlier this month for an engaging and educational discussion around homelessness in our community. The discussion was organized in anticipation of the SF Homeless Project media blitz this week, during which local media outlets have saturated the news with stories about homelessness in San Francisco in order to increase awareness and inspire […]