About the Campaign
The story of Compass Family Services begins in late 1914, with the founding of Travelers Aid San Francisco. Today, serving over 4,000 homeless and at-risk parents and children each year, or 1,500 families, we believe that every child needs a safe and stable home.
We are all aware of the enormous problem of homelessness on our streets, but what is harder to see is the less visible problem of family homelessness and its devastating impact on children. Homeless children are 5 times more likely than their peers to become homeless as adults. With more than 3,000 homeless children in San Francisco today, this means the problem of homelessness will only be exacerbated for our City’s foreseeable future...
To achieve our vision, Compass has identified an optimal building for purchase within our key service delivery area. Located at 37 Grove Street, it has over 18,000 square feet and will serve over 1,300 households each year and house a staff of 55 housing counselors, case managers and mental health clinicians and the administrative services they need to make their work happen.
The new Compass Family Services Hub will be a welcoming and healing environment, where vulnerable families who are experiencing the trauma of homelessness can access a myriad of interrelated and complementary housing and support services all under one roof, in a setting designed to provide hope for each family’s future, as well as for our community.