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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Residential Shelter Expansion

Thanks to the support of our generous community, Raphael House completed phase one of our Foundations for Families campaign. On March 20th we had a formal ribbon […]

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.

Establishing an Endowment Fund

An endowment campaign is driven by the generous donation made by long-time donors and generous friends of Raphael House Ann-Ferrell Millham and her husband Steve (pictured). The […]

Expansion of Aid & Services

The number of families that received aid from Raphael House nearly doubles due to a large grant given by the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation. This grant […]