The Gubbio Project
- Homeless & Housing
Location1661 15th StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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.