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St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco Annual Brennan Award Dinner

November 12, 2016, 6:00pm - November 12, 2016, 9:00pm

Join us as we celebrate one of San Francisco’s most influential changemakers, Dr. Mimi Silbert, Founder & President of the Delancey Street Foundation! Every year the Brennan Dinner honors individuals whose actions have touched the lives of those in need in our city. All proceeds provide crucial support for St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco’s programs and services. Buy your ticket today!

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Riley Center

Services for Domestic Violence Survivors

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.

Support is available 24/7 through our support line at (415) 255-0165. Learn more about our services below.

Residential Programs

Emergency Shelter

Rosalie House is our twenty-three 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.

Transitional Housing Program

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.

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 learn how to join a support group, or for more information about our Children’s Program offerings, please contact our Children’s Program at 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. If you need support, please call us. For English, please call 415-757-6595. For Spanish, please call 415-757-6490. If you speak a language other than these please call and we may be able to provide translation over the phone.
We anticipate opening our space again January 2017, and look forward to welcoming you into our upgraded building.

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


Thank you for your interest in volunteering or interning with the Riley Center! We seek people committed to:

  • Supporting survivors of Domestic Violence.
  • Challenging all forms of oppression that contribute to intimate violence.
  • Developing valuable counseling, facilitation, and leadership skills.

Many volunteers have had meaningful and lasting experiences volunteering with our Support Line, Community Office Administrative Support, Children’s Program and Support Groups. We absolutely depend on our community to keep our program vital.

Types of Opportunities:

– Support Line

– Children’s Program

– Co-Facilitate Support Group

– Peer Counseling

– Administrative Support

– Translation

Volunteers commit to volunteer 4 hours per week for the period of one year after completing the free 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training. If you are interested in our 40-hour Domestic Violence Training, please complete this application.

Please check out our wish list if you would like to make an in-kind donation!

If you want to contribute used clothing and household items, we are unfortunately unable to accept them directly but invite you to donate your contributions to Community Thrift in our name. This benefits us, and we greatly appreciate your contribution.

If you would like to contribute large items such as furniture, we are unfortunately unable to pick them up. You can contact St. Vincent de Paul for such items at (650) 871-6844.

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