7th grade girls at Convent Middle School have volunteered at the MSC South for the past two Fridays. Led by their teacher, Kristin Monfredini, the girls cleaned our woman's shelter space and dining room, folded laundry, and made and served meals to our clients in the Drop In Center. We definitely have a group of future homeless advocates on our hands. Thank you so much girls! ...

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Riley Center

Services for Domestic Violence Survivors

Every year, more than 2,000 survivors access our services for achieving violence-free lives.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco’s Riley Center offers safe and confidential comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, along with their children, from the point of crisis to a woman’s achievement of self-sufficiency.

Our services also include a Community Office that offers drop-in services, support groups, community education and follow-up support to former residents of our residential programs.

Residential Programs

Rosalie House is our twenty-six bed emergency shelter that houses half of all beds available in San Francisco for this purpose. Those fleeing violence can find a safe temporary haven for up to twelve weeks. In addition to providing shelter, food, and clothing, Rosalie House offers 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.

Brennan House is our thirty-one 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.

Drop-in Hours

Mondays and Thursdays
9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Riley Center Community Office
1175 Howard Street
Phone: (415) 552-2943

24-Hour Support Line: (415) 255-0165