Central City Hospitality House (, )


  • Name:Christian Castaing


  • Organization Name:Central City Hospitality House

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  • Mission:
  • Hospitality House is a community center for San Francisco’s Tenderloin, Mid-Market, and Sixth Street Corridor neighborhoods, providing opportunities for personal growth and self-determination to homeless people and others in need. Our mission is to build community strength by advocating for policies and rendering services which foster self-sufficiency and cultural enrichment. Hospitality House encourages self-help, mutual respect, and increased self-esteem.

  • Overview:
  • Through six diverse and integrated programs, Hospitality House provides community-based solutions to the challenges facing our neighborhoods. Our programs are each successful and innovative models for addressing the complex issues that result from homelessness and extreme poverty in a cost-effective manner that has positive outcomes for our participants and the community at large, they include:

    • Tenderloin & Sixth Street Self Help Centers: The Self-Help Centers are behavioral health-based drop-in programs located in two San Francisco neighborhoods – the Tenderloin and the Sixth Street Corridor. Serving hundreds of people each day, both programs provide low-threshold access to a wide range of services, including peer support and resources, harm reduction-based substance use and mental health therapy, housing assistance and case management, socialization and connection to community, and access to basic amenities.

    • Community Arts Program: Founded in 1969, the CAP is the only free-of-charge fine arts studio and gallery for community artists and has long been recognized as an epicenter for the Tenderloin’s urban and outsider art movements. The program offers more than 1,800 artists a year with the materials and space necessary to create, house, exhibit, and sell their artwork.

    • Shelter Program: Provides temporary shelter and support services to more than 700 single adult men each year, with 25 extended-stay shelter beds and five mats dedicated to nightly use. Shelter staff provide individualized case management that supports residents in overcoming whatever obstacles are standing between them and stable housing.

    • Employment Program: The Employment Program provides support to individuals who face multiple barriers to employment by implementing four basic program components: Assessment Tools, Employment Preparation, Job Development/Placement, and Retention Services. The ERC also provides job-seekers with the ability to conduct job-searches via the internet, compose and print resumes, make job-related phone calls and send faxes.

    • Community Building Program: The CBP is a hub for civic engagement, leadership development, and community building in the Tenderloin. CBP offers a range of healing, self-determination, and skills building opportunities for community residents who have experienced the trauma of poverty and disenfranchisement on the streets and in single room occupancy (SRO) hotels. Members experience the inner workings of City Hall, learn how to eat healthy with limited resources, and give back to their community through volunteerism, neighborhood activism, and board service. Residents connect through ongoing support groups, documentary film screenings, spoken word, and other community activities. Together, program staff and neighborhood residents strengthen individual and community resilience.

  • History:
  • Founded in 1967, Hospitality House was created when San Francisco was experiencing a new phenomenon of sexual liberation and political action through the influx of gay men, lesbians, and transgender people coming from across the country. The Tenderloin neighborhood in particular became a safe haven for LGBT youth escaping oppressive and sometimes violent homes in search of acceptance and community. Unfortunately, the neighborhood could not accommodate the inflow of thousands of largely young and impoverished arrivals. Despite the movement’s positive legacy, more than 3,000 of these youth found themselves living on the streets, many surviving by participating in the vice traffic found throughout the low-income Tenderloin district. Concerned residents partnered with this struggling population to form Hospitality House, a drop-in space offering respite and activities that allowed homeless youth to take an intermission from life on the streets.
    The organization quickly expanded to serve adults as well through a free art studio and a drop-in community center. When the federal government made massive cuts to housing funds in the early 1980s, homelessness became a national crisis. Hospitality House again responded to meet the needs of the changing community, opening one of the first shelters in San Francisco. Over the next decades the organization continued to grow and evolve into the community institution it is today, offering a continuum of support and opportunities to people struggling with poverty - both housed and homeless – in the Tenderloin, Sixth Street Corridor, and Mid-Market neighborhoods.

  • Year established:1967
  • Endowment:No


  • Executive / Trustee board size:16
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:53


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:
  • Tax ID:94-6171319

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:946171319
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:290 TURK ST
  • Organization City:SAN FRANCISCO
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:94102-3808
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:October, 1967
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):328
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Combat juvenile delinquency
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$4,548,131
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$3,864,747
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$3,844,107
  • Last Updated:2/25/2018 9:54:57 am

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