Making the heart of San Francisco a better place for us all since 1967

Welcome to Hospitality House

Hospitality House was founded in 1967, when the Tenderloin was experiencing an influx of LGBT youth flocking to one of America’s first epicenters for the burgeoning queer liberation movement:  San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Despite the positive legacy created by this movement, more than 3,000 of these youth found themselves living on the streets. Most of them survived by participating in the vice traffic in the low-income Tenderloin district. Concerned residents in the Tenderloin partnered with this struggling population to form Hospitality House, initially a simple drop-in space offering food and activities to help homeless youth take an intermission from another night on the street. By 1985, Hospitality House had developed into the multiple-program agency it is today. The agency has shifted its demographic focus to meet changing needs of the community, transitioning from youth in the Tenderloin to now serving predominantly adult residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Sixth Street Corridor, and Mid-Market neighborhoods struggling with homelessness, poverty, and the range of other socioeconomic issues facing residents here.

Hospitality House Happenings

Thanks for making our Annual Art Auction a success!

With the support our community of artists, galleries, volunteers, collectors, sponsors, framing partners, donors, and Hospitality House staff and board, we were able to raise approximately $75K from our Annual Art Auction! Thank you all for your generosity and love! Special thanks to the folks at the Minnesota Street Project and our Art Auction Planning Committee.

Hospitality House has a new Executive Director!

Hospitality House is excited to announce that Joe Wilson has been named our new Executive Director! The Board of Directors conducted a two-month national search to replace long-time Director Jackie Jenks, who recently accepted a similar post at community-based organization in North Carolina. Joe was chosen after a rigorous selection process that included input from Hospitality House's various stakeholder groups. Read more HERE.


If you mailed in a donation to Hospitality House in the past month, the envelope may have been returned to you. Unfortunately, a change of address was inadvertently submitted to the US Postal Service in error and all mail addressed to Hospitality House was diverted to another organization. We have contacted the US Postmaster and are working on correcting the problem.

In the meantime, please re-send donations to:

ATTN: Development Hospitality House 288 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94102

We are still using our original address at 290 Turk Street; however, we are waiting until the forwarding has completely cleared and our normal mail service resumes. You can also make a donation online HERE.

Thank you for your patience and for your support!

2016 Annual Newsletter

It's finally here, our 2016 Annual Newsletter & Report is ready to download. Read about blooming willows, the power of story, the new Cafe 146, our thriving community programs and much more!

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