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

Front Page of the SF Chronicle!

Hospitality House has made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle (01/03/18 issue) with a story about our Executive Director, Joe Wilson. Read it here.

Join us in strengthening our community by making a donation here.

33rd Annual Art Auction tickets on sale now!

Hospitality House's 33rd Annual Art Auction will be taking place at the Minnesota Street Project galleries on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 6PM. This year, there will be exciting pre-events, previews, and fabulous art (like the one by Pobrecito pictured above). Click here for more information.

Save $25 by purchasing advance tickets HERE.

Thank you for celebrating our 50th!

Hospitality House thanks everyone who attended our 50th year anniversary celebration “Celebrating the Power of Our Voices, Our Stories, Our Community” on October 12, 2017 at the Green Room of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. We hope you had a wonderful time. If you missed the event and would like to make a donation, you can still do so here

Thank you, Jackie!

All of us here at Hospitality House, our Tenderloin community partners, and people in our neighborhood express our wholehearted gratitude to Jackie Jenks. We celebrate her 22 years of trailblazing work and honor decades of dedicated services to our TL and Central Market neighborhoods. We will miss her fearless advocacy on behalf of all San Franciscans, and gratefully acknowledge her unflinching commitment to justice and equality for all. We love you Jackie!


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!

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