Maitri Compassionate Care

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing
  • LGBTQ+
  • People with Disabilities


401 Duboce Ave.San Francisco, CA 94117 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Maitri (pronounced "my-tree") is Sanskrit for "compassionate friendship." We believe that no one should have to suffer, transition, or die alone.


Maitri Compassionate Care is a 15-room licensed Residential Care Facility for the Chronically Ill in the Castro that provides compassionate residential care to people with HIV/AIDS who are in need of 24-hour medical or mental health care for hospice, respite/restoration, or gender-affirmation support. We seek compassionate individuals to provide emotional support to residents by escorting them to doctor's appointments, taking them out for coffee, reading by their bedside, or sitting with someone who is actively dying.


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by Jon C. (January 17, 2015)
There is a very wonderful feeling of peace and relaxation when you enter MAITRI's residence. As a volunteer I received exceptionally fine training and receive support from my wonderful Volunteer Coordinator Enver and the great staff! I sometimes play piano in the living room, I help serve the meals to the residents and dine with them. I feel quite at home just sitting and chatting with whoever I find to sit with... all the residents are used to us volunteers being there and make us feel welcome. Listening is much appreciated as is reading to someone who may no longer be able to read for themselves, sharing a puzzle with a resident in the living room, going for a walk with someone or accompanying them to an appointment, to a store or even a movie or show. MAITRI is a warm homelike place where people live and sometimes come to die. Volunteering at MAITRI has become one of the most meaningful experiences of my life... Come join us and the men and women of MAITRI..

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