As one of its first efforts towards addressing homelessness in San Francisco, Hospitality House opened the City's first overnight shelter in 1971. More than 35 years later, the Shelter continues to thrive, offering 25 ninety-day, case-managed beds and five emergency spaces to 150 adult men each year. The Hospitality House Shelter is the smallest shelter for men in San Francisco, allowing for personal, respectful, and high-quality services. Residents represent a highly diverse population, comprised of veterans, immigrants and refugees, former mental hospital patients, seniors, and ex-offenders. By honing in on each resident's own barriers to housing, employment, and over-all self-reliance, the Shelter maintains Hospitality House's overarching mission to deliver services with a resident's ultimate independence in mind.
Case Management and Health Services
The Shelter 's exceptional case management program aims to help homeless adult men achieve independence that is consistent with their individual goals and capabilities. Over the course of a resident's stay, case management plans are developed that are based on incremental steps toward change. These plans target the specific behaviors that undermine each person's stability.
The staff, which includes one case manager and four peer counselors, focuses on housing and health care needs. The case manager works with residents to help them to save part of their income toward transitional or permanent housing, or supports them in securing placement in a substance use or mental health treatment facility. Additionally, residents utilize the agency's Employment Program to place residents in workshops, or temporary or permanent employment.
Recently, the program added more comprehensive mental health and medical services through collaboration with the Progress Foundation's Shelter Support Program. Through this partnership, residents are provided with on-site, drop-in medical services one evening each week and mental health counseling twice each week, which enables them to consistently work toward enhanced well being. Additionally, the Care Through Touch Institute provides on-site massage one night each week.
146 Leavenworth Street (between Golden Gate Avenue and Turk Street)
Muni/BART: Civic Center Station
Monday through Friday from 4 pm - 8 am
Open all day Saturday and Sunday
Shelter Front Desk:
290 Turk Street
415 749 2100