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San Francisco District Council., Riley Center

Human Services

San Francisco District Council., Riley Center

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County

Safehouse and transitional housing for women victims of domestic violence.


The Riley Center operates Rosalie House, a 24-bed emergency shelter providing food, counseling and advocacy for women victims of domestic violence and their children. Maximum stay is 12 weeks. Case management, support groups and counseling are available after the shelter stay. Has a public office for drop-in counseling, follow-up services, community education and a volunteer program. Also operates Brennan House, a 28-bed transitional housing program for formerly battered women and their children. Services include counseling, support groups, parenting classes, job/education workshops and a children's program. Maximum stay is 18 months.


Public Transit:

MUNI stops within 1 block.
3543 - 18th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110 37.7615573 -122.4226693 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Interpreter
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish



Vary according to income and service. No charge for children. No one denied service for inability to pay. Cash accepted.


Female victims of domestic violence and their children


Woman (single or with children), victim of domestic violence or at risk of domestic violence

How to Apply:

Call crisis line or visit the office.

Service Wait Estimate:

Varies according to space availability and the type of service requested.

Service Areas:

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