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Phone: 415.241.2600
150 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco
California 94102

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St. Anthony Foundation is a social services agency in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco that offers a way out of poverty to the most vulnerable among us: seniors, veterans, the physically disabled, the mentally and addictively ill, the unemployed and underemployed. We were founded in 1950 by Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, a Franciscan priest, and for more than 60 years we have pursued our mission to “feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need, and to create a society where all people flourish.”

Through our many programs, we offer our guests a gateway to reclaim their sense of dignity, progress toward stability, and ultimately move out of poverty. In community with volunteers, donors and guests, we work on long-term solutions to poverty while meeting immediate, critical needs.

We will open the New St. Anthony’s Dining Room in late 2014. Our new facility will meet the challenges of the 21st century and the increasing need for our services. There will be more space to store more food for longer periods, allowing us to maximize use of large food donations and bargains and ensuring our ability to guarantee ample and nutritious meals for our guests.

The new facility will also house our Social Work Center and Free Clothing Program–thus aligning these services in one building. This alignment is part of our Gateway Strategy that positions the Dining Room as the entry point for our guests to access our programs. Just steps away – and part of our Tenderloin Campus – at 150 Golden Gate Avenue, guests can access St. Anthony Medical Clinic and get computer training and job search assistance at the Tenderloin Technology Lab. Our programs work together to help guests transition to better lives.

The New St. Anthony’s Dining Room is a bridge project between the Tenderloin and the new Mid-Market development. It will also be an indispensable part of San Francisco’s disaster preparedness plan. In the event of a disaster, St. Anthony’s will be equipped to distribute food and water for the community-at-large, treat people with emergency medical needs, and establish a communications and assistance center. We’re proud to be able to offer critical services to the most underserved communities.
St. Anthony Foundation’s comprehensive set of services help 12,000 people (guests) per year regain their health, hope, and human dignity, of whom: 86% have income below the federal poverty line, 83% live alone in single-room-occupancy hotels or on the street, 56% report experiencing hunger at least once a month, 51% self-identify as suffering from mental illness, 39% are homeless, and 29% are disabled.

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I volunteered at St. Anthony Foundation in various capacities over the years. It is a wonderful organization. Its aim is to help the homeless and low-income groups. They serve free meals, provide free healthcare services and help people get off drugs and learn to become productive again.. The ... more »
In all my years first as working in the profit and non-profit field and second as a person who needed to utilize the services of St. Anthony Foundation, San Francisco, I have never encountered such a caring organization. I have utilized their services for over ten years. When you go to the Dining ... more »
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