St. Anthony Foundation Hosting Follow-up Tenderloin Public Safety Town Hall
Sally Haims | Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
(415) 254-5884 | SHaims@stanthonysf.org
Town Hall will provide updates following initial meeting in August 2023 in response to neighborhood gun violence; SF DA Brooke Jenkins, SFPD Chief William Scott, SF Sheriff Paul M. Miyamoto scheduled to be panelists
WHAT: The Town Hall is a community event for the public to hear an update on the status of safety solutions enacted by the DA’s office and law enforcement departments in the Tenderloin neighborhood. This event is the second in a series of Town Hall meetings to address recent shootings and the drug crisis that are drawing safety concerns from neighborhood residents, including women and children, community organizations, employees working within the neighborhood, and the general public.
WHO: St. Anthony Foundation Interim CEO Bryan Young; Tom Wolf (national and local community advocate; moderator); San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins; San Francisco Police Chief William Scott; San Francisco Sheriff Paul M. Miyamoto; leaders from Tenderloin community organizations; Tenderloin residents, families, and community members.
WHEN: Thursday, January 25, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: St. Boniface Church Theatre, 133 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102
WHY: Founded in 1950, St. Anthony Foundation has been an innovative-leading, direct social service provider in the Tenderloin neighborhood and in the city of San Francisco. With thousands of people visiting the foundation weekly, including those most in need, volunteers and staff, St. Anthony’s wants to ensure the safety of everyone in the community.
On August 3, 2023, St. Anthony’s hosted the first Town Hall forum. Originally proposed by the DA’s office in the spring, the event occurred in the context of heightened community concerns following a midday shooting at the intersection of Leavenworth Street and Golden Gate Avenue on July 18. This Town Hall forum is a follow-up event to August’s initial meeting, and follows additional nearby shootings on October 12 and November 26.
“St. Anthony’s is grateful that DA Jenkins, Chief Scott, and Sheriff Miyamoto are open to hearing our concerns,” said Bryan Young, St. Anthony Foundation Interim CEO. “We appreciate the improvements we have seen toward safer street conditions in the Tenderloin since the initial Public Safety Town Hall. Despite some promising statistics, the Tenderloin is struggling, and we continue to be concerned about gun violence, crime, and drug crisis in our neighborhood.”
For over 73 years, St. Anthony Foundation, committed to providing pathways to stability for thousands of San Franciscans in need annually, provides essential and life-changing services to uplift thousands of people experiencing poverty, homelessness, or addiction, and offers one of the broadest portfolios of social services – nearly all under one roof.
The foundation provides pathways to a more stable life through three pillars of services: Essential Services (Dining Room, Free Clothing Program, Hygiene Hub, Community Safety Services (CSS)); Health Care (Medical Clinic, Father Alfred Center recovery program); Care Integration (Companion Program of Care, Tenderloin Technology and Computer Lab, Resource Center for social services, Workforce Development/Transitional Employment Program, and Women’s and Children’s Services).
MEDIA CONTACT: Sally Haims, 415-254-5884
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Learn more about the Public Safety Town Hall and to RSVP, visit the Eventbrite webpage by clicking the link.
About St. Anthony Foundation
In the Tenderloin’s struggle with poverty, addiction, and mental illness, St. Anthony Foundation has been a beacon of consistency, companionship, and caring for more than 70 years. We provide our guests with a range of services—from a place to rest or take a shower, clothing, and addiction recovery, to meals, medical care, and workforce development. At St. Anthony’s, we take a different approach, one that delivers meaningful results — Hope. Stability. Renewal.