October 23, 2000

CharityFocus: Help-The-Homeless

We give a sincere 110% and let the outcomes take care of themselves. The joy is in the journey. Please email us your questions.

Shelters (SF and SJ)


Bay Area Benefits Access Collaborative (BAYBAC)

The Bay Area Benefits Access Collaborative (BAYBAC) is a collaborative of service agencies assisting homeless individuals apply for SSI / SSDI disability benefits. Additionally, BAYBAC works with the Social Security Administration--and the state agency with which it contracts disability determinations (the DAPD)--to reduce the barriers that homeless individuals face when applying for these benefits. BAYBAC's goal is to eliminate the need for advocates in the application process.

995 Market St., # 915
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: 415-512-1728
Fax: 415-512-7334
Email: fmcilveen@sfbar.org

Bay Area Homelessness Project

The Bay Area Homelessness Project is consortium of 15 Bay Area universities and colleges that teach courses on homelessness, or have student advocacy groups around the issue, or offer programs to help homeless student's transition to school. The Bay Area Homelessness Project home page provides information on their activities including, a course description, class activities and other information related to homelessness.


The General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP)

The General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP) is a registered non-profit working in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco for 10 years. GAAP works with members of the homeless community and low-income community in San Francisco, helping clients get the Food Stamps, General Assistance and Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. GAAP also provides referrals, a mail and message service for clients. GAAP is staffed primarily by law students from Hastings College of the Law, with help from students at San Francisco State and Stanford Law School.

276 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: 415-928-8191
Contact: Manel Kappagoda
Email: kappagod@holmes.uchastings.edu

The Homeless Advocacy Project

Since 1988, HAP has provided free legal assistance to individuals who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. Volunteer and staff legal advocates assist clients with a range of issues, including tenant/landlord disputes, problems with food stamps and General Assistance, applying for SSI/SSDI disability benefits, immigration issues, arrest warrants & family law, towed cars, replacing lost IDs and other documents; additionally HAP social service volunteers and staff provide referrals for shelters, rehab programs and other social services in the city. Most volunteer legal advocates are either law students or attorneys doing pro bono work. Most social service volunteers are licensed social workers/psychologists or social work students.

995 Market St. # 915
San Francisco, CA 94103, the cross street is 6th St.
Phone: 415-974-6541
Fax: 415-512-7334
Email: aengel@sfbar.org

Raphael House

Raphael House of San Francisco offers comprehensive services that have the ultimate goal of helping homeless, recently homeless and at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence, while strengthening family bonds. Recent additions include: the AfterCare program, designed to help "alumni" families build on their stay with Raphael House, Day Care, and the Adult Childcare Training program.

1065 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: 415-474-3245
Fax: 415-771-4251
Email: raphael@raphaelhouse.org

UCSF Homeless Clinic

The University of California at San Francisco Homeless Clinic seeks to provide medical care to the homeless and indigent people of San Francisco. The clinic is run by medical and advanced practice nursing students and operates four days per week. The UCSF Homeless Clinic home page provides information on the operation of the clinic, the history and philosophy of the clinic, minutes from meetings, and health information handouts used for patient education.

Homeless Health Project
UCSF - Dept. of FCM
Box 0900
San Francisco, CA 94143
Email: kgill@itsa.ucsf.edu


Emergency Housing Consortium

The Emergency Housing Consortium is a non-profit, United Way organization offering help and hope to over 10,000 people in Silicon Valley each year. EHC's programs include emergency shelter, transitional and permanent, affordable housing for families with children, youth, single adults and seniors, including those with disabilities. Through a Continuum of Care, services include case management, job training and placement, education programs, meals and medical care.

2011 Little Orchard Street
San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: (408) 294-2100
Fax: (408) 294-1400
Email: ehc@homelessness.org

Innovative Concept Transitional Housing, Inc.

Innovative Concept is a transitional housing program for women and their children who are either in a homeless situation, from prisons, or county jails. Innovative Concept services all local and Bay areas. Innovative Concept focuses on low end housing, drug and alcohol addiction, education, building self-esteem, spirituality, job training and employment.

1571 Endicott Drive
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 408-937-5904
Email: Celeste1@pacbell.net


InnVision provides a continuum of services, including emergency shelter, meals, clothing, job development, vocational skills training, case management, and transitional housing.

974 Willow St.
San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: (408) 292-4286
Fax: (408) 271-0826
Email: jan@innvision.sj.ca.us

Savings Associations Mortgage Company Inc. (SAMCO)

SAMCO, Savings Associations Mortgage Company Inc., is a California lending consortium with over 75 financial institution members. SAMCO provides permanent, first position financing for multifamily housing in which the majority of units will be rented to low-to-moderate income individuals and families. SAMCO also finances community development real estate. SAMCO's clients are non-profit housing developers; for-profit housing developers; local governments, and community development organizations seeking long term financing and refinancing for acquisition and new construction.

152 N. Third St #605
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-938-7900
Toll Free: 877-26-SAMCO
Fax: 408-885-0204

If you have any questions, please email nipun@charityfocus.org