Solving Problems and Connecting the Dots
In San Francisco, one in four households cannot afford to provide for their basic needs such as housing, food, health care, and clothing. In the Tenderloin, 50% of residents earn less than $20,000 a year and are locked in a cycle of poverty and often homelessness.
St. Anthony’s Resource Center connects guests to the social services offered by the Foundation and to the network of other available services in the Tenderloin and beyond. Our community case managers are skilled professionals who use their knowledge to advocate for guests with one-time or ongoing needs, including:
- getting a California ID to secure employment
- obtaining a child’s birth certificate to enroll them in school
- applying for benefits
- receiving rental assistance
In addition to case management, the Resource Center hosts a supplemental food pantry, where qualified individuals, seniors, and families can fill their cupboards with help from ours.
One-on-one counseling with our community case managers allows the Resource Center to craft step-by-step action plans with guests to access what they need. We understand that many issues of homelessness and poverty are interrelated, and we address each obstacle with this in mind through crisis intervention, case management, and referrals.
“St. Anthony’s is a family of resources. I came in looking for one item, and I ended up getting a whole bunch of others.”
St. Anthony’s Guest
individuals and families served each year