SOCIAL WORK CENTER
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.”
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 Social Work Center connects guests to the services offered by the Foundation and to the network of other available services in the Tenderloin and beyond.
How We Serve
The Social Work Center engages 1,750 individuals and families each year. Our social workers are skilled professionals who use their intimate knowledge of the social services terrain to advocate for clients trying to address one-time or ongoing needs. Straightforward needs such as getting a California ID to secure employment, obtaining a child’s birth certificate to enroll them in school, or more complicated matters like applying for benefits or finding housing, can be difficult for clients without the means for daily stability. One-on-one counseling allows social workers to craft step-by-step action plans for clients to access what they need.
In addition to counseling and case management, we have over 1,620 visits per year from more than 400 families and individuals who utilize the Social Work Center’s supplemental pantry. After paying rent, many people in our community are forced to choose between necessities such as child care, food, and health care. Through our emergency and supplemental food program, differently-abled individuals, seniors, and families can fill their cupboards with help from ours.
We understand that many issues of homelessness and poverty are interrelated, and address each obstacle with this in mind through crisis intervention, housing services, case management, and referrals.
HOURS & DETAILS
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 8:30am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Wed: 8:30am – 12:00pm
(To schedule an appointment, call 415-592-2855)
Drop-In Service Hours
Tues & Thurs: 8:30am
Arrive at our 121 Golden Gate Avenue building 15 minutes before drop-in service hours begin, and inquire at the first floor front desk to get a ticket to secure a spot (availability is limited).
121 Golden Gate Ave (directions)