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


Every Other Month is finally here!

Read the latest issue of the very popular e-newsletter, Every Other Month and find out what's happening at Hospitality House. Click HERE now!


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.

Executive Director, Jackie Jenks


Much has been said about the acclaimed Navigation Center model for addressing homelessness, even going so far as to call it an “innovative national model.” Those in the know, however, understand the true reason of its success. Read more and watch video of Executive Director, Jackie Jenks tell the tale of two shelter systems.

A lively live auction as bidders show their numbers.

Thanks for attending our 31st Annual Art Auction!

We would like to express our most sincere gratitude to all who celebrated with us on Friday, June 3rd. The evening was wildly successful raising over $90K for Hospitality House community programs. Special thanks to all of our volunteers, our gracious sponsors including Zendesk, our media sponsor Hoodlineour wonderful Art Auction Planning Committee, our Honorary Host Committee, the participating galleries, our beverage sponsors (thank you Future Bars), and all our framing partners. Most of all, thank YOU for an amazing evening! Check out photos here.

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Celebrating Movement Warriors

On August 16th, come join us for an evening of reflection and celebration of struggles waged, victories won, and what lay ahead in 2016 and beyond. We'll embrace a future of movement possibilities with a new generation of movement builders as we honor two long-time social justice activist, Pam Tau Lee and Stephen Bingham. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

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