Cameron House (San Francisco, CA)


  • Name:Carol Lena Figueiredo
  • Title:Grant Writer

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Cameron House
  • Address:920 Sacramento St
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:4157810401

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  • Mission:
  • Cameron House empowers generations of Chinese American individuals and their families to fully participate in and contribute positively toward a healthy society. We put our Christian faith in action to help people learn, heal, and thrive.

  • Overview:
  • For 135 years Cameron House has empowered generations of Chinese American individuals and their families to fully participate in, and contribute positively toward, a healthy society. We put our Christian faith in action to help people learn, heal, and thrive. Our wide array of programs support low- and moderate-income San Francisco Chinese families and include BAP (Bilingual Afterschool Program) math and literacy tutoring; parenting workshops; domestic violence intervention; food assistance; youth and adult health and recreation programs; in-house counseling services and support groups; and job-training classes. Through our partnerships with government organizations and programs, we bridge our clients’ access to collaborative services such as Calfresh (on-site every Thursday) and the District Attorney’s Victim Services Division (on-site every Wednesday). Located in Chinatown, we provide life-changing opportunities to San Francisco’s lowest-income Asian families. Our award-winning staff has been recognized by the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, NICOS Chinese Health Coalition, and Anthem Blue Cross.

  • History:
  • Donaldina Cameron House has provided faith-based support to Asian women and their families for over 140 years. Started by the Presbyterian Church as the Occidental Mission Home for Girls in 1874, its initial purpose was to intervene on behalf of young, vulnerable Asian, immigrant females bought and sold as property. Donaldina Cameron came to the Occidental Mission Home as a sewing teacher; she stayed forty years dedicating her life to missionary work and creating a foundation assisting Asian women victimized by violence and discrimination. She helped more than 2,000 Chinese immigrant girls and women escape from indentured servitude.
    The mission of Cameron House services has evolved over the years resulting in a comprehensive family service organization serving over 1,100 low-income, Asian immigrants, youth and families annually from all over San Francisco. The need for our services remains strong, as recent events in Asia and the Pacific Rim indicate that the influx of low-income, vulnerable immigrants from those areas, particularly into San Francisco and the Bay Area, will steadily increase. According to a 2012 Asian Pacific Islander Council report, 30% of Chinatown’s Asians/Pacific Islanders live in poverty. San Francisco’s Department of Public Health Community Health Assessment further reports that the median household income in Chinatown is $34,569, starkly below the overall city median income of $69,894. Moreover, the study found that only 47.5% of Chinatown’s adults have attained a high-school or higher education level.

    Cameron House has achieved a reputation throughout the Asian community as an organization that is effective, supportive and culturally and linguistically accessible to Asians in crises. Cameron House is committed to meeting the challenge of assisting 21st Century immigrants and low-income Asian San Francisco residents to thrive.

  • Year established:1874
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:0
  • Staff size:25


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
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