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The Gubbio Project

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing


1661 15th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

To be in community with and to provide a sacred space and sanctuary for unhoused people in need of safe, compassionate respite during the day


In 2003, St. Boniface Neighborhood Center began working toward a concrete response to the increasing numbers of women and men seeking refuge from the streets during the daylight hours, particularly during periods of inclement weather. Working in Collaboration with St. Boniface Church, this response took tangible form in April 2004 with the launching of The Gubbio Project. Inspired by Francis of Assisi's solidarity with and love for the poor and outcast, In 2015, we began partnering with St John the Evangelist Episcopal Church.

The Gubbio Project provides a system of outreach, compassionate support services and lots of advocacy. All services are open to anyone regardless of their religious affiliation. We seek to serve those individuals and families who survive without any safety net from the public sector.

Facets of The Gubbio Project include: Outreach workers for those seeking a listening ear, a referral, clothing, a blanket, or just a welcoming presence; maintenance of a quiet, sacred space for prayer, sleep, or meditation; availability of clean, safe restrooms, programs including Foot Care, Chair Massages, Assistance and more.


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by Karoline P. from San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2016)
Despite a post-Bachelor of Arts education - and having lived, at the very least, MATERIALLY comfortably - I found myself (my partner, the sole source of income, died suddenly unbeknownst to me, for more than a week..cell phone theft) displaced from rural San Mateo county and indigent, homeless and shell shocked. A compassionate stranger pointed me to Saint Boniface so, not only had I shelter and safety, but spiritual inspiration. I am writing you from Stanford Psychiatric (locked) unit, so I am still reeling from the accumulation of problems connected with losing, to a heart failure, my significant other of nearly 20 years. Its so wonderful what you do and all I can say is that your availability helped me ENORMOUSLY. Thank you very much indeed.

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