Our History

Celebrating 50 Years

Raphael House turns 50! To celebrate 50 years of supporting more than 20,000 parents and children experiencing homelessness, Raphael House encourages our community to make a donation..Read More

Raphael House’s Impact

55 families are welcomed to our Residential Shelter this year, and 86% of those families transition to long-term, stable housing Our kitchen serves 20,911 meals to families..Read More

The COVID-19 Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis prompts San Francisco to enact a Shelter-In-Place order, limiting indoor gatherings. Raphael House puts safety protocols in places and limits its intake of families..Read More

Fr. David & Elaine Lowell Retire

Our longtime Executive Director, Father David Lowell, and his wife Elaine Lowell retire from Raphael House. Interim Executive Director Bruce Jack temporarily fills the role.