Riley Center

Riley Center Community Office Drop-In Hours

1175 Howard Street 
Mondays and Thursdays
9:00am to 12:00pm
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Phone: (415) 552-2943
24-Hour Support Line: (415) 255-0165

The Riley Center, founded in 1983, offers safe and confidential comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, along with their children, from the point of crisis to achievement of self-sufficiency.

Every year in San Francisco there are an estimated 9,200 reported incidents of domestic violence. Many of these survivors feel trapped in the cycle of violence by limited options and resources. Every year, more than 2,000 survivors reach out to the Riley Center for support. 

Residential Programs

Rosalie House

Our 23 bed emergency shelter. Those fleeing violence can find a safe temporary haven for up to twelve weeks.

In addition to providing shelter and food, Rosalie House offers additional support for residents. This includes safety planning, individual counseling, support groups, case management, parenting groups, legal assistance, employment/education referrals and housing search assistance. We strive to assist 100% of residents in securing safe, supportive housing when they leave the shelter.

If you need emergency shelter, call the support line at (415) 255-0165.

Brennan House

Our 31 bed transitional housing program that provides women and their children a chance to stay up to eighteen months. At Brennan House, women have the opportunity to continue the healing process with ongoing support while focusing on the concrete steps towards obtaining emotional and financial self-sufficiency.

If you are interested in transitional housing, call (415) 255-2894.

Children’s Program

The Riley Center’s Children’s Program is committed to ending the cycle of violence in families and communities by advocating for, educating and supporting children who experience domestic violence. We provide trauma-informed, youth-centered programming and case management for both youth and their parents/guardians at Brennan House, Rosalie House and our Community Office.

At the Community Office, the Children’s Program presents parent workshops during the year on various topics and facilitates support groups for pre-teens and teens that experience domestic violence. The Children’s Program also distributes a monthly newsletter with events, resources, and information. As part of our work in the San Francisco community, we provide anti-bully and healthy relationship classes to elementary and middle school students.

To  join a support group or for more information about our Children’s Program, call (415) 757-6472.

Community Office

The Riley Center Community Office offers drop-in support services to all survivors of domestic violence, including former residents of Rosalie House and Brennan House. Services include individual case management, support groups, advocacy, community building, peer counseling, information, and referrals.

We also provide community education training for many types of organizations and nonprofits. Topics include Domestic Violence 101, supporting survivors, understanding barriers due to identity, and more. We can customize a training to meet your needs. To request a training, please email .

*Our Community Office is currently under construction, but we are still offering drop-in services. We anticipate re-opening in January 2017, and look forward to welcoming you into our upgraded building.

We are still accepting calls.
For English, please call 415-757-6595
For Spanish, please call 415-757-6490
We may also provide translation for other languages over the phone.