During the regular season, we operate an emergency shelter site to sleep homeless men, women and families at the Providence Baptist Church (PBC). This site houses up to 125 homeless clients nightly. During the winter period, December 1 through March 31, we operate also at the Bethel AME Church site, which houses 25 families nightly. The City and County continues to provide funding for the program. In-kind support comes from auxiliaries and families from PBC, and other local churches in the way of food and sometimes clothing. Due to the increased number for the homeless population, the City and County of San Francisco's Human Services Agency has requested that we increase capacity to 140. We are currently searching for a facility that can be converted into permanent supportive housing.
Managed Care Program
The objectives and goals established for this program include providing intensive case management to 30 homeless clients staying overnight in the emergency shelter. In 2007, we exceeded our targeted caseload of 30 clients. The Foundation received a three-year grant from the City and County of San Francisco and the Mayor's Office on Community Development (MOCD) renewed its contract through 2009. We are linked to an array of intensive case management and support services, such as substance abuse, job training, and housing searches, for the chronically homeless clients. The program is staffed with a job specialist and a case manager; however, the Foundation contracts with a consultant to serve as the Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Homeless Storage Facility
This program employs two staff to monitor and assist homeless clients store their personal belongings at 350 Jones Street in San Francisco for up to six months. If for longer periods, they reapply for an extension.