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Dolores Shelter Program

Marlon Mendieta, Director of Dolores Shelter Program

Marlon’s experience includes management of employment and training services for homeless and formerly homeless adults and immigrants in the Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods. He earned a Master in Public Administration in the area of nonprofit management. Since 2006, he has supervised shelter staff and case managers using an inclusive leadership style with plenty of mentoring and coaching. He believes in building a strong program by creating opportunities for people to do their best work.

Cecilia Moreno, Dolores Shelter Program Case Manager

Cecilia has worked in the Mission for 20 years as an advocate, case manager, and substance-abuse counselor. She joined Dolores Street in 2002, earning her clients’ trust by  listening compassionately and championing them to meet their goals. This has allowed her the opportunity to help numerous clients find affordable housing, overcome substance abuse, and learn how to manage their personal finances.  She mentors another full-time case manager and several volunteers, empowering them through service leadership.

Yesenia Lacayo, Case Manager

Yesenia has been involved in the non-profit sector from a young age. She was a participant in the MAFCU-YCUP pilot program which empowered low income youth to be financially independent and responsible with an emphasis on higher education.  She was a board member for YLI for 2 years, a program that provided grants to youth created projects, and was also a Senior Youth Advocate for Mission Dignity, where her mission was to empower youth in the Mission to finish their high school diploma, and continue into higher education or vocational training. She continues to grow through classes at CCSF, and plans to continue advocating for the neighborhood she was born and raised in.

Enrique Roldan, Shelter Manager

Enrique has worked with the Shelter Program since 2010, working his way up from part-time Shelter Monitor to his current position as Shelter Manager. He came to Dolores Street after successfully completing an internship with a city agency. He has a degree in Sociology, a background working with youth serving programs, and excels at customer service.

Jose Rios, Assistant Shelter Manager

Jose has been involved with non-profit organizations since 2006, when he began working with homeless youth in the Los Angeles area. In 2010, Jose moved to the Bay Area, where he interned at the LGBT center while finishing college and obtaining a certificate as a Youth Case Worker.  As an immigrant, he is very proud to have been part of Dolores Street Community Services since 2011, working and helping other immigrants to have a better their life in this country and advocating for the rights of the LGBT and homeless communities.

Oscar Santeliz Ruiz, Facilities and Kitchen Manager

Oscar has been with Dolores Street Community Services since 2006. A former high school teacher and journalist with a degree in social sciences, he is known for customer service and attention to detail. After starting as a shelter monitor, he was promoted to Assistant Manager and later promoted to his current role.


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