The Beginning (1971-1976)

Jun 1 1971
Raphael House
  • In 1971, Raphael House opened its doors for temporarily homeless women and mothers with children at our original site at Gough and McAllister (pictured). At the time, the shelter was operated by the Holy Order of MANS, a nonprofit, non-sectarian Christian service organization.
  • Capacity is limited to 17 people per night, and the building is rented from the City Redevelopment Agency for $1.00 per year, for a period of five years.
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