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HOUSING: PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING ADDED TO OUR EXISTING MENU OF SOLUTIONS TO HOMELESSNESS


Program Director Joanna Garcia prepares a bedroom in a family apartment. When families move in, the Margot team provides them with a welcome package with new bedding, household goods, and other essential items to make their new apartment feel like home.


Since family homelessness began to emerge as a serious and growing social problem in the early 1990s, Compass has developed and continually expanded a continuum of initiatives to address the temporary and long-term housing needs of the ever-increasing number of families affected by this most unfortunate phenomenon. For decades, we have provided emergency shelter, transitional housing and rapid rehousing programs and services, with the goal of helping families facing homelessness to achieve stability, self-sufficiency and well-being.


We are now very excited to be rounding out our portfolio with the addition of a sleek new Permanent Supportive Housing program located at the corner of Mission & 9th Streets, just a few blocks from our Service Hub. The Margot is a partnership between Compass, Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing (DISH), and UCSF Citywide Case Management, with funding from the San Francisco Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing. Families experiencing homelessness have already started to move into the building’s forty modern, comfortable and efficiently designed three-bedroom apartments, which will become, for many, their forever homes.


Residents of The Margot will enjoy a large communal event and working area, an expansive rooftop deck with panoramic views of the City perfect for celebrations and gatherings, and a warm and welcoming children’s activity space.


On-site bilingual case managers will meet weekly with resident families to address goals, needs and challenges, and match them with needed services, including behavioral health, childcare, employment support and more. Our resident children’s activities coordinator will provide a menu of children’s programming and ensure that the particular needs of the program’s youngest residents are met.


Working in lockstep with our DISH and Citywide partners, the Compass team is proud to ensure that any family walking through the doors of The Margot with a key in hand will know that they matter, not only to the Compass community, but to the San Francisco community at large. We know that, at The Margot, families will have every opportunity to build stable lives, raise healthy and happy children, and grow in the direction of their dreams.

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