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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Housing Search Assistance

Mission: Hamilton Families' mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Target demographics: families experiencing homelessness

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 750 families - including over 1200 children.

Geographic areas served: San Francisco

Programs: Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco's leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland. The Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months. Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness. Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home. Hamilton Children's Services provides therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children's resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.

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Rating: 5

This is a truly wonderful organization. I have been involved with Hamilton Family Center for several years and can't say enough about the staff and organization. They care and work hard to help families in need in the city of San Francisco.