RAPHAEL HOUSE OF SAN FRANCISCO INC

Rating: 4.5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: 1065 Sutter St San Francisco CA 94109 USA

Mission: Established in 1971, Raphael House was the first shelter in San Francisco for families experiencing homelessness. The mission of Raphael House is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds. From emergency shelter to AfterCare, this is accomplished through case management, children's programs, temporary financial assistance, educational and job preparedness programs, support groups, recreational outings and cultural celebrations. Comprehensive services are offered in the context of a supportive community. The special needs of the parents and children are addressed. Daily regular activities and consistent relationships over time provide essential healing and growth opportunities.
Programs: Comprehensive services are offered in the context of a supportive community. The special needs of the parents and children are addressed. Daily regular activities and consistent relationships over time provide essential healing and growth opportunities. Families stay in the residential program an average of four to six months. Once they have moved from the shelter, AfterCare programs support them for several more years. Services available include case management, support groups and financial planning. After-school tutorial assistance is offered for children, along with special outings and summer camp.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Raphael House is a wonderful program that supports housing/transitioning families in need. Their steadfast mission, great facilities, excellent donor communications and community outreach really make this charity a worthwhile cause. Children deserve stable homes, and I feel lucky to have found out about such a great charity that is making such a difference close to home.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Their thrift store, their communications and community outreach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

can't think of any

Was your donation impactful?

Likely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Likely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

homeless families

Why did you make your donation at this time?

giving season

What would you tell others about this organization?

if you support stable homes for families this is a great cause

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been a long-time donor to Raphael House. I am very impressed with their dedication to helping homeless families solve the root causes of their homelessness and achieve stable housing. There emphasis on parenting skills helps the next generation to grow up stronger, and their follow-up programs help their clients maintain their gains.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The sense that my modest donations make a real difference.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and up-beat.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help more families.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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