Helping Others Help Themselves

 

With sensitivity and a sense of service, we empower individuals and families to achieve their full potential by providing them with access to resources that support their capacity to make healthy choices and be educated. We do so with a passionate expectation that healthy educated people will assume responsibility for their families and community.

Food and Shelter

Emergency Shelter Operations

Over the last 20 years, PFSF has operated six (6) racially/ethnically diverse emergency shelters:

  1. Providence Baptist Church - 125 men, women, and families 

  2. Third Baptist Church - 60 men

  3. New Liberation Church - 30 men

  4. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - 30 men

  5. First Friendship Institutional Baptist Church - 60 men 

  6. Bethel AME Church- 30 women.

 

The current consortium of emergency shelters operated by PFSF includes three (3) racially/ethnically diverse homeless shelters. They are:

  1. Providence Baptist Church - 125 men, women, and families, which is the only shelter in BVHP

  2. First Friendship Institutional Baptist Church - 25 families/50-55 individuals

  3. Bethel AME Church - 30 women, including transgender, which is the only shelter of this type in the Western Addition.

 

Managed Care Program

The objectives and goals established for this program include providing intensive case management to homeless clients staying overnight in the emergency shelters. The Foundation receives funding from the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). We are linked to array of intensive case management and support services, such as substance abuse, job training, and housing searches for the chronically homeless. The program is staffed by a case manager. 

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 re-apply for an extension.

 

Holiday Give-Away

For the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday Seasons, the Foundation distributes hundreds of toys and food baskets to needy families in the Bay View Hunters Point and surrounding communities. Financial and in-kind support for the baskets is provided by the Walter and Elise HAAS Fund, the San Francisco Food Bank, and volunteers from neighboring churches and surrounding communities. Toys are provided by the Jerry Rice Toy Drive, various Fraternities and Sororities, Police and Fire Departments.

 

Support Services

 
Safety Net Services

This program, funded by the Walter and Elise HAAS Fund with generous grants over the past four (4) years, provides safety net services for San Franciscans in need. The needs are food, shelter, counseling and case management services through our multiple support services programs. These services are provided to individuals, families and youth to help meet their basic needs.

 

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

In collaboration with the San Francisco Foundation, PFSF developed procedures for building safety, preparedness supplies and checklists, and other shelter-in-place preparations, to help community-based human service providers become more disaster resilient.  The Providence Baptist Church will be a hub for the Bay View Hunters Point community.

Tutorial Services

Fiscal Agent

Providence Foundation serves as the Fiscal Agent for Ingleside Community Center's  (ICC) Multi Cultural Partners After School Enrichment Program (MPAEP). The After School program provides youth credentialed tutoring and homework assistance; recreational activities, arts & crafts, Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) workshops; and computer educational training in partnership with Stanford University and San Francisco Unified School District. 

ICC serves youth between ages 5-18, Mon-Thurs, from 3pm to 6pm.