St. Vincent De Paul of San Francisco

Riley Center Community Office Programming Schedule

SVDP-SF’s Riley Center Community Office is the organization’s public program intended to serve survivors of domestic violence. The Riley Center Community Office hosts workshops, classes, and other community services that advance the mission of SVDP-SF.


Spring Workshops

Take control of your life in 2019!

The Riley Center is pleased to announce our Spring Workshops sessions: created to inspire, transform, and heal survivors of domestic violence. Worried about the little one? Don’t sweat it! We got you covered with our Children’s Playroom being cared for by our Lead Children’s Case Manager. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

If registration is close due to us reaching our maximum capacity, please email Angeline Grable at or Ivonne Mendez at to be placed on the waitlist.


Thursday, January 17th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Need help to track the past, organize the present, and plan for your future? Come in & join us for DIY Bullet Journaling.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Do you get frustrated trying to use EXCEL? Come in & learn tips & a few Tricks in Excel.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, February 7th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Need to relax after a stressful day? Come in & learn how to make Therapeutic Bath Salts.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Looking for a new job? Build yourself a Noticeable Resume.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Weave away those bad dreams with making your very own Dream Catcher.

Register here: English  Spanish


 Thursday, March 24th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Do you need help to envision your future? Come in & create a Vision Board.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Want soft & smooth skin? Learn how to create your very own Herbal Bath Scrubs.

Register here: English  Spanish


Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | 5:30 p.m.

Do you get nervous during an interview? Come in & receive tips on how to give a Memorable Interview.

Register here: English  Spanish


SVDP-SF Panel Discussion Series

In order to increase the overall community engagement of SVDP-SF, it is proposed that quarterly panel discussions take place at the Community Office starting in Q1 of 2019. The panel discussions should touch on topics pertaining to SVDP’s program areas (Homeless Services and Domestic Violence). Panel Discussion should take place on weekdays or early evening and are anticipated to last no more than 90 minutes including a Q&A session and networking opportunity.

Proposed Panels:

  • Wednesday Feb 27th, 2019: DV Focus: Minority families and Domestic Violence
  • Time: 5:30 pm

A discussion with 2-3 experts in the field to discuss how DV impacts minorities and communities of color; considering cultural implications when it comes to reporting cases of DV. A particular focus on the stigma that can come with DV particularly in the immigrant community. Panelists to speak on measures they have implemented, and findings they have gathered through programmatic practice in the field.

Proposed Panelists:

  • Julie Lenhardt (HSA Family and Children Services San Francisco)
  • Beverly Upton (DV Consortium San Francisco)
  • Lori Barra (Isabel Allende Foundation).
  • Proposed Moderator: To be Determined 



Conversations is a monthly gathering to discuss the impact of domestic abuse and its remedy among the villagers (domestic violence advocates, social workers, teachers, doctors, attorneys, clergy, family members and friends) that love and support domestic abuse survivors. The Conversations Series takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 4pm – 6pm. Please join us for this dynamic series.

  • January 17, 2019 –  Conversations … Domestic Violence 101
  • 4pm – 6pm
  • February 21, 2019 – Conversations … Teens and Domestic Violence
  • 4pm – 6pm


Digital Skills In Services Training: For Homeless Services Staff

Digital Skills Workshops – Email & Calendar in MS Outlook 

  • Tuesday January 22, 2019
  • Time: 10 am and 3 pm
  • Using email, MS Outlook, and basic email and calendaring skills.

Digital Skills Workshops – MS Office: Excel and Word Basics

  • Tuesday February 26, 2019 
  • Time: 10 am and 3 pm
  •  Basic operations of Excel and Word