About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the St. Francis Living Room is to improve the quality of life for low income and homeless seniors in the Tenderloin on a daily basis. A small part-time staff, committed Board, and dedicated volunteers work to provide a safe haven for social interaction, healthy breakfast, and connection to community services such as housing, health & wellness, and clothing.

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Our History

The St. Francis Living Room has been a fixture in the Tenderloin for over 27 years, helping to support & enrich the lives of many older adults in this neighborhood. We settled in our current location in 2000, and became an independent non-profit operation in 2006.

Serving low income and homeless individuals over the age of 60 in the Tenderloin, the Living Room provides over 15,000 nutritious breakfasts annually, as well as social, educational, & recreational activities. In addition, we collaborate with numerous organizations and agencies to provide our clients with referrals to other resources for needs including food, housing, clothing, medical, and wellness, and more.

Our Hours of Operation

The St. Francis Living Room is open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 12noon. Breakfast is served from 8:30am-10:00am. 

Our Staff

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Greg Moore, Executive Director

Prior to joining the Living Room staff in 2013, Greg spent 12 years as Director of Senior Programs for Shi Yu-Lang Central YMCA.  He brings his experience creating and managing programs for older adults in the Tenderloin, as well as the benefit of his relationships with many other social services agencies.

Leonard Gardiner, Guest Services Coordinator

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Bacilio Mendez, Customer Services Manager

Bacilio joined our Living Room in April.  Originally from New York city, he plans to go back to law school next year to finish his law degree, and become a law librarian.

Cheryl Mullins, Guest Services Coordinator

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Annette Constante, Kitchen Manager

Originally from Livermore, Annette enjoys working with older adults, especially in this under-served neighborhood.  Annette has 3 sons “back home” in Livermore, but her 2 dogs, Coco and Pupa, keep her company here in San Francisco.

Our Board

  • Alanna Maldanado, Chair
  • Kyle Solberg, Treasurer
  • Pedro Torres, Secretary
  • Doug Barnett

    Leonor Barnett

  • Tom Carberry
  • Peter Demarais
  • Jonathan Lowell
  • Mary Purdy Read

 

Our Clients

We welcome all people age of 60, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.*

(*As a fundee of the San Francisco Department of Aging & Adult Services (DAAS), the Living Room follows the Department’s age guidelines for seniors.)

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Current Funders

San Francisco Department of Aging & Adult Services
SCAN Health Plan
Regulatory Economics Group
St. Francis Foundation/TL HIP
Tenderloin Safe Passage