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.

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#Giving Tuesday is Today!

Happy Giving Tuesday, dear friends! . Your support makes it possible that potentially life-changing moments – for individuals and for the communities we serve – continue to happen every day. Thank you for strengthening individuals and our community through your generosity. Together, we're making a difference -- today and tomorrow! Click here to make a donation.

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Looking for a great gift?

It's that time of year! Find the perfect gift at our annual Community Arts Program Holiday Art Sale starting on December 2nd and running through January 9th. Purchase beautiful artwork and support our neighborhood artists at the same time! Artists will receive 100% of their sales. Join us for the artists reception this coming Friday, December 2nd from 6pm - 8pm at 1009 Market Street.

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Crack + Cider Launches in San Francisco

For this holiday season, purchase essential items through Crack + Cider. Items purchase will benefit participants of Hospitality House's six community programs. Read more about Crack + Cider here.

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Homelessness doesn’t have to be end of the journey

"Almost 34 years ago, I was homeless, broke and nearly broken on the streets of San Francisco. The journey from housed to homeless is shorter than one might think..." Read the rest of Joe Wilson's inspirational story originally printed in the SF Chronicle.

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Hot off the press: 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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Four Corner Friday: Activiting Neighborhood Streets

Every first Friday of each month, Hospitality House joins neighborhood community partners like DeMarillac Academy, Curry Senior Center, Larkin Street Services, and other businesses and non-profits to activate the street corners of our neighborhood. Come join the fun at the next 4 Corner Friday, December 2nd in front of Hospitality House's Tenderloin Self-Help Center at 146 Leavenworth. There will be chair massages offered by the Care Through Touch Institute, art activities, info tables, chocolate kisses, and maybe even salsa!

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