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Raphael House

Human Services

Raphael House

Emergency shelter for families.


An emergency family shelter for parents (individuals and couples) and their children. This is not a "safe house." Three meals served daily to shelter residents. Length of stay is based on individual need. The shelter is not equipped to take active alcoholics, drug addicts or persons with mental severe illness. Offers complete case management services. Provides a living room for residents and a playroom for children. Donations of children's clothing, toys, sweaters, socks, blankets, sheets, towels, pots, pans, dishes and occasionally, small furniture items are welcome - no pickup available.


Public Transit:

MUNI - 2 Clement, 3 Jackson, 4 Sutter, 19 Polk, 45 Van Ness lines.
1065 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 37.7879852 -122.4177118 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Russian
  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



$3 per day for adults, $2 per day for children, meals included. No one will be denied service for inability to pay. Cash accepted.


Families and single mothers with children in need of emergency shelter


Single man or woman with child, family with children, woman in final month of pregnancy

How to Apply:

Family calls intake worker.

Service Wait Estimate:

5-10 days from interview to intake if room is available.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County