“To serve and to be served. We are one community. Service is what makes life worth living.”

The Spirit newsletter is published in the fall and spring and features stories of clients, staff and volunteers. If you would like to be added to the St. Anthony Spirit newsletter mailing list, please call (415) 592-2738 or e-mail info@stanthonysf.org

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Spring 2021: Building Resumes and Resilience

  • St. Anthony’s Hygiene Hub
  • Virtual Volunteering
  • Lessons From a Year Outside

Fall 2020: Recognizing 70 Years of Serving the San Francisco Community

  • Meet Nils Behnke, St. Anthony’s New Chief Executive Officer
  • Lending a (Socially Distanced) Helping Hand
  • $492 Million in Prop. C Funds for Homelessness Aid

Spring 2020: Tenderloin Tech Lab Connects Guests with Census Jobs

  • Step Inside our Clinic and Meet the Doctors
  • Supporting and Often Overlooked Issue: Menstruation while Homeless
  • Advocacy: What Happened to Prop C?

Fall 2019: St. Anthony’s New Executive Director, Jose Ramirez

  • Surveying St. Anthony’s
  • Every Voice Matters
  • Adapting to the Need
  • Donor Spotlight
  • Love at First Shelter Shift
  • Whole Person Care

Spring 2019: Social Enterprise

  • Client Safety Services
  • Women’s Day
  • Social Work Center
  • Farmers Market

Fall 2018: Light in the Darkness

  • Winter Shelter
  • Vet SOS: Caring for Animal Companions Too
  • St. Anthony’s Medical Clinic Partners with Gilead Sciences
  • Penny Pitch
  • Food Recovery: Eliminating Food Waste at St. Anthony’s

Fall 2017: A Successful Journey to Sobriety and Stability

  • Taking a Closer Look at a Difficult Problem
  • Guests Get Tech Support from Craigslist Founder
  • Senior Support!
  • Back to School Day at St. Anthony’s

Spring 2016: Another Chance at Life

  • Fully Invested
  • God Draws Straight with Crooked Lines
  • Emergency Winter Shelter
  • Introducing St. Anthony’s New Advocacy Committee

Fall 2015: New Beginnings

  • The other Mother Teresa
  • Young professional finds roots at St. Anthony’s
  • A journey from homelessness to a happy home
  • St. Anthony’s advocacy efforts lead to action

Spring 2015: Training for a New Life

  • Let’s raise SSI recipients out of poverty
  • Volunteer goes the distance
  • A lot has changed at St. Anthony’s
  • Being prepared and pitching in

Fall 2014: Opening the Door to So Much More

  • Timeline for new St. Anthony’s Dining Room
  • Challenging affordable housing
  • Healthcare for all
  • Helping St. Anthony’s for the Holidays

Spring 2014: Zen and the Art of Neighborhood Compassion

  • St. Anthony’s new Dining Room tops off
  • A hands-on approach to job training
  • Senator Feinstein serves 40 millionth meal
  • The voice of the Tenderloin

Fall 2013: Holding Families Together

  • From addicts to activists
  • First responders for food
  • Announcing St. Anthony’s new Executive Director
  • A word from our Executive Director, Barry Stenger

Spring 2013: At the Intersection of Hope and Innovation

  • St. Anthony’s and the future of the Mid-Market District
  • A holistic approach to health
  • Announcing St. Anthony’s new Executive Director
  • Staying clean means staying connected

Fall 2012: Journey from Texas to San Francisco

  • Reaching out in every language
  • St. Anthony’s bridges the digital divide
  • Kids get a boost starting school
  • A season of firsts for the 2012 holidays at St. Anthony’s

Spring 2012: A City Unites to Say Goodbye

  • The Dining Room moves without missing a day
  • A city unites to say goodbye
  • Moving in together helps programs and guests
  • Together we are giant

Fall 2011: The Gift and the Guest

  • The earring lady’s new life awaits
  • St. Anthony’s new Dining Room
  • A gift that everyone can give
  • Our very own healthcare hero

Spring 2011: St. Anthony’s New Dining Room as a Gateway Program

  • Dudley’s journey from isolation to hope
  • Volunteering: A family’s legacy
  • Disaster preparedness at St. Anthony’s
  • Symposium Series

Fall 2010: Celebrating 60 Years of Service

  • A History of Compassion
  • Finding Her Way Home, through Service and Struggle
  • Trauma Transformed through Love and Service
  • A New and Better Network

Spring 2010: Springing Into Service

  • Ryan re-grows his life through recovery, service, and gratitude.
  • Dining Room 2.0 St. Anthony’s historic program adds a few ingredients
  • How do you celebrate your birthday?
  • Craigslist founder shows us how to give “outside of the box.”

Fall 2009: Gateway To Hope

  • Rebuilding a life in the Social Work Center
  • Getting from prison to employment
  • Today’s challenges give us opportunity to relect on our deepest values.
  • What are your special holiday traditions?
  • Giving outside the box

Spring 2009: The Challenges Of Today

  • Our challenges continue. Fr. John Hardin asks us to face them together.
  • Larry confronts his addiction, then the job market.
  • Patricia turns to St. Anthony’s for her family’s health.
  • Food for thought (and survival).
  • A Notre Dame Professor comments on Communities in times of crisis.

Fall 2008: A New Place To Learn

  • Two jobs disappeared from under her, but Eva kept looking for work and learning new skills.
  • Tim’s work on his physical health broke the ground for work on his mental well being.
  • St. Anthony’s new Service Center welcomes more guests and meets new needs.
  • Planned Giving: Helping to Heal the Future

Spring 2008: A Brand New Set Of Tools

  • When Charles and Shirley turned to St. Anthony’s programs for help in getting clean and sober, their business skills blossomed as well.
  • Muhamad found a much needed smile in the St. Anthony Dining Room. Today, he returns the smile and much more as a Dining Room volunteer and as a professional banquet caterer.
  • Years as a nurse did not protect Barbara from poverty. After getting help at St. Anthony’s, this senior woman tells state lawmakers her story.
  • Cultivating the Garden of Health: St. Anthony’s Free Medical Clinic