The organizations below represent a selection of the dozens of nonprofits and community organizations located in San Francisco’s Mid-Market / Tenderloin District. Every one of these groups has participated in an in-person Creative Currency interview as part of our weeks-long outreach process to learn from and engage with the neighborhood. We’re compiling all of the information we’ve gathered into a holistic Community Brief to inform the project teams during our Collaboration Weekend, and make sure their work is as meaningful and impactful as possible. In the meantime, take a moment to learn more about their incredible service work and to read some of the thoughts they shared with us for this initiative.
Curry Senior Center
Located in the heart of the City, Curry Senior Center helps meet seniors’ essential needs for health care, meals, housing and social connections – right in their own neighborhood. Curry responds to each individual as a whole person with unique needs.
Lutheran Social Services
Its programs include money management services, case management in transitional and permanent supportive housing sites, case management and housing services for emancipated former foster care youth, disaster preparedness training, and long-term disaster response services for Hurricane Katrina survivors.
Tenderloin Housing Clinic
The Clinic’s mission is to prevent tenant displacement, preserve and expand the City’s low cost housing stock and to provide comprehensive legal assistance to low income tenants.
Intersection for the Arts
For the past five decades, Intersection has initiated ground-breaking programming and broad-based collaboration that actively demonstrates that art and creativity realized through meaningful, inclusive, and collaborative places fuels vibrancy and facilitates positive change.
GAAP serves over 2,000 homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans each month by helping them obtain and retain the public benefits to which they are entitled. GAAP is the only free walk-in public benefits clinic in San Francisco.
SF Network Ministries
Since it’s founding in 1972, Network Ministries has provided a wide range of effective and compassionate service including computer training, affordable housing, kids programs, a safe house for prostituted women, memorial services for poor and homeless people, pastoral care for those with AIDS, and political advocacy regarding issues that affect the Tenderloin and its people.
The mission of St. Anthony Foundation is to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, lift the spirits of those in need, and create a society in which all persons flourish.
Coalition on Homelessness
The COH unites homeless people and service providers with concerned community members in outreach, advocacy, and community organizing activities to ensure that low-income communities are in a leadership position in the work to promote social justice in San Francisco.
Community Housing Partnership
Community Housing Partnership (CHP) creates, implements and demonstrates solutions to homelessness by working in partnership with people in San Francisco who would otherwise be without a home.