A Senior Center serving low Income and homeless older adults in the Tenderloin

Our Mission

The mission of the St. Francis Living Room is to improve the quality of life for low income and homeless seniors in the Tenderloin. A small part-time staff, committed Board, and dedicated volunteers work to provide a safe haven for social interaction, healthy breakfast, and connection to community services such as housing, health and wellness, and clothing.

Our Staff

Jonathan Lowell, Executive Director

Jonathan provided legal advice to California public agencies for over 30 years. He serves on the Living Room Board of Directors and began as Executive Director in February 2018.

Cheryl Mullins, Guest Services Coordinator

Cheryl's food service background and caring personality make the Living Room's guests feel comfortable and appreciated.

Brian Trayers, Guest Services Manager

Brian, a recovering lawyer, first joined us as a volunteer. Now he manages our dining room.

Our Board

  • Alanna Maldanado, President

  • Leonor Barnett, Secretary

  • Doug Barnett

  • Tom Carberry

  • Peter DeMarais, Treasurer

  • Jonathan Lowell

  • Mary Purdy Read

Current Funders

  • University Mound Ladies Home

  • Kenneth Rainin Foundation

  • United Way (FEMA)

  • Regulatory Economics Group

  • SCAN Health Plan

  • St. Aiden’s Episcopal Church

  • Smart & Final

  • Many individual contributors and volunteers

Our Clients

We welcome all people age 60 or over, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability.


The St. Francis Living Room is grateful to many people and organizations who assist us.

Many photographs on this website are the work of and copyrighted by Elizabeth Strong of elizabethstrong.com

The San Francisco Marin Food Bank allows us to provide healthy, fresh food to our guests.

Philz Coffee at Golden Gate Avenue and Larkin Street is very generous to supply us with breads, pastries and other treats.


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