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.

Every Other Month: The Hospitality House semi-monthly e-newsletter - December 2014


Hospitality House’s enhanced web presence

Hospitality House is thrilled to unveil its newly-updated web presence here. The project, supported by the Taproot Foundation, provides more streamlined and up-to-date information about Hospitality House and our...
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Four Corner Friday: Activiting Neighborhood Streets

Hospitality House joined neighborhood community partners like DeMarillac Academy, Curry Senior Center, Larkin Street Services, and other businesses and non-profits...
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Thankful for our participants and great friends like SF Federal Credit Union

A highlight each year for everyone at Hospitality House is our Annual Thanksgiving meals offered throughout the day to program participants. For years, the San Francisco Federal Credit Union...

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Thank you and goodbye, from Daniel

I was one of those annoying kids who asked "why?" a lot.  My poor mother would field these endless questions, answering the ones she could and saying something like, "you'll understand one day"...
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Donate to Hospitality House during this giving season

We hope you will consider supporting Hospitality House during this season of giving. We rely on the generosity of our supporters for many of our program components. Your tax...
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