Community Office

We know that overcoming the effects of domestic violence is a lifelong process, and we are here to help at every step of the journey. The newly reopened Riley Center Community Office offers drop-in support services to all survivors of domestic violence, including former residents of Rosalie And Brennan Houses.

Services include: Individual Case Management, Support Groups, Advocacy, Community Building, Peer Counseling, Program Information and Referrals

Drop-In Hours

Mondays and Thursdays
Phone: (415) 552-2943

*It is preferable to call to schedule an appointment

RAMS Services now offered at Riley Center Community Office

SVDP-SF formed a partnership in 2019 with Richmond Area Multi Services (RAMS) to provide more comprehensive supportive services to Riley Center survivors of domestic violence. As part of this partnership, we are excited to announce that RAMS is now offering services at our Community Office at 1175 Howard Street two days a week.

We are happy to welcome RAMS clinician, Raul Yepez. Raul is a registered associate marriage and family therapist. He received his master’s degree in Counseling/Psychology from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. As a Behavioral Health Counselor and Mental Health Consultant for Richmond Area Multi-Services, he is providing  individual counseling sessions, as well as group sessions. Raul is trained in the Positive Parenting Program, and his theoretical framework is focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.  

Rams Services hours at Community Office:

  • Tuesdays: 3 pm – 7 pm
  • Fridays: 2 pm – 6 pm

For more information about these services please contact Stacy Knight at

Conversation Series

Danger Assessment Tools
August 13th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Join in at our Community Office, 1175 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94103 and REGISTER HERE

Each year, more than 3 million individuals in the United States are abused by their intimate partner, of those 1,200 women are murdered, and 1 in 20 males are murdered by their partner. These victims of homicide or attempted homicide are often unaware that their lives are in danger prior to the attack.

This conversation will review:

  • Access and exposure to the Danger Assessment tool.
  • Indicators that have a high correlation of lethality when present among intimate partners.
  • The lack of Danger Assessment tools to assess cis-males and gender variant individuals.

Dr. Stacy Knight, Registered Psychologist and the Riley Center’s Community Office Program Manager will be leading the discussion and reviewing this invaluable tool with us.

Panel Speaker:

Dr. Stacy Knight is the Community Office Program Manager and Psychologist at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco’s Riley Center. Specializing pediatric psychology and trauma, Dr. Knight has extensive training in Autism Spectrum Disorder, dysregulation disorders, and developmental delays. Additional areas of training include childhood and adult trauma treatment and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Knight first began her work in intimate partner violence through academic research in parent-child attachment. Research in parent-child attachment identity led to a passion to support survivors of intimate partner violence. Supporting underrepresented communities, people of color and LGBTQ communities, has guided her understanding of specific challenges these communities face, which is integral to her approach as a Program Manager and clinical work. Dr. Knight presented on Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Black American Community at the United Nations General Assembly 68th Session for Millennium Development Goals and the other Internationally Agreed Development Goals for the Persons with Disabilities, in accordance with Resolution 66/124 (A/RES/66124).

Suggested audiences include: Members of the San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium, Human Service Agency employees, social workers, domestic abuse advocates, criminal justice workers, law enforcement, and health care professionals, clergy, students, family members and friends.

We look forward to having this important conversation with you!


We’re looking forward to sharing news on our upcoming workshops. Stay tuned for updates.

Domestic Violence Advocate Trainings

Join us for our Fall 2019 Domestic Violence Advocacy Training Session. We are ready to add more advocates into the community! Please pass this along to friends, co-workers, loved ones and others who, are new hires in your agency, or people who might be interested in a volunteer position supporting survivors of domestic violence. Riley Center is currently accepting students for volunteer experiences at our shelters and on our crisis line, please share with your agency, and/or classes and departments widely.

The Riley Center seeks volunteers committed to:
• Supporting survivors of Domestic Violence.
• Challenging all forms of oppression that contribute to intimate partner violence.
• Cultivating valuable counseling, facilitation, and leadership skills.

We are currently accepting applications for our upcoming 40-Hour Domestic Violence Training. If you are ready to join a community dedicated to ending the cycle of violence, please click HERE to register for our training.

Volunteer Training will be held at our newly renovated Community Office, which is located at 1175 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. We are thrilled to welcome new advocates to a growing community of change makers. It is our sincere hope that through training such as this, a greater sense of community can be created. The training schedule is as follows:

September 18 – 27, 2019
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Riley Center, a program of St. Vincent De Paul San Francisco, offers safe and confidential services for survivors of domestic abuse. We believe that everyone has a right to live a life free from harm. We offer support to survivors through our 24-hour hotline, community office, emergency shelter, transitional housing program and our specialized advocates in Family and Children Services. Survivors are fully capable of making empowered choices for themselves, we are simply here to listen, empower and share knowledge of services which can act as options for clients to decide what’s right for them. Join us as we strive to create safer communities for all of us!

Please contact our Volunteer Outreach Coordinator, Paméla Tate-Roger if you have any additional questions at Application deadline: September 1, 2019 or until the class is filled.