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Dolores Street provides an array of services to the Mission and Castro community. Our programs interrupt and end the cycle of homelessness, giving our clients a fresh start at life in San Francisco.
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Dolores Street's housing, immigration, employment, and community programs provide a network of resources to help our community thrive:

Housing

                The Dolores Shelter Program provides emergency shelter and meal service to approximately 85 individuals every night.   The Richard M. Cohen Residence, a 10-unit residential care facility for formerly homeless men and women with disabling HIV/AIDS, provides an array of services including nursing and social work case management, 24-hour attendant care, meal services, and social activities.  Casa Quezada is a 52-unit supportive housing site for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, many of whom have transitioned from our shelter program and who are monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants with limited access to other subsidized housing in San Francisco.  

                The Mission SRO Collaborative (MSROC) organizes with SRO (Single Room Occupancy) hotel tenants throughout the Mission to protect SRO housing stock, improve living conditions, and fight for housing justice.  The Community Planning and Development program engages in advocacy and organizing to support land uses that minimize displacement and facilitate the development of affordable housing in the Mission District. 

Immigration & Employment


                Dolores Street houses the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN), a collaboration of 13 organizations throughout the city that provide outreach, community education, and free or low-cost legal services to immigrants in San Francisco.  Dolores Street's Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program grew out of the SFILEN collaboration, and provides legal services to immigrants in San Francisco, with a specialty in complex removal defense cases.  Dolores Street also houses the African Advocacy Network (AAN), another SFILEN member, which focuses exclusively on serving African and Afro-Caribbean immigrants and offers legal services, case management, and social integration services based on a unique Cultural Brokering model.

                The San Francisco Day Labor Program & Women’s Collective joined Dolores Street in July 2012.  They are membership-based programs comprised of day laborers and domestic workers. Through the programs, these workers defend their rights to dignified, fair paying jobs and provide a positive and reputable hiring environment for employers.

Community-Serving Facilities

                The Valencia Community Centerlocated at our main administrative office, provides low cost and free meeting space to a wide variety of groups working on issues ranging from tenant rights to land use advocacy to immigrant legal services. 

 


what_dhpDolores Shelter Program


The Dolores Shelter Program (formerly known as Dolores Housing Program) began in 1982 as a sanctuary for refugees. Today, DSP provides support and emergency housing for up to 100 working homeless men every night.  

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The Richard M. Cohen Residence

The Richard M. Cohen Residence, a 10-unit residential care facility for formerly homeless men and women with disabling HIV/AIDS, provides an array of services including nursing and social work case management, 24-hour attendant care, meal services, and social activities designed to stabilize the health and enhance the well-being of residents.

Cohen Residence Staff


 


Casa Quezada


Casa Quezada is a 52-unit supportive housing site for formerly homeless individuals with special needs, many of whom have transitioned from our shelter program and who are monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrants with limited access to other subsidized housing in San Francisco. In partnership with the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, the program provides on-site clinical and case management services, daily meal service, and community-building activities to all residents.  This building is part of the City and County of San Francisco’s Direct Access to Housing (DAH) program, and is named in honor of Eric Quezada, Dolores Street’s former Executive Director who passed away from cancer in 2011.

Casa Quezada Staff 

 

The Mission SRO Collaborative (MSROC)

MSROC is a partnership with Causa Justa::Just Cause, the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, and the Women’s Community Clinic, organizes with SRO (Single Room Occupancy) hotel tenants throughout the Mission. The purpose of the program is to protect SRO housing stock, improve living conditions, and fight for housing justice.

MSROC Staff 

 

Community Planning and Development

The Community Planning & Development department functions to facilitate Dolores Street's organizational goals of providing quality housing options for the community and of helping to build and maintain an economically diverse and integrated neighborhood in the Mission District of San Francisco.

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Immigration and Employment

Dolores Street is the lead and fiscal agency for the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network , the African Advocacy Network (AAN), and the Dolores Street Deportation Defense and Legal Advocacy Program.

 It also houses the the  San Francisco Day Labor Program & Women's Collective.

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What We Do: Valencia Community Center
Valencia Community Center

The Valencia Community Center
is located in the Mission District to provide a low cost space where community organizing and development activities can take place.  This center houses a meeting/event space with kitchen facility, clothing bank, drop-in information/referral and case management services, and offices for Dolores Street programs.   If you would like to use our space for your organization, call 415 282 6209 x 122 or x 127.
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Dolores Street Community Services, 938 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, 415-282-6209, info(AT)dscs.org