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 on a daily basis. 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.


Manuel Raneda, Client services Manger

Manuel joined the Living Room in March of 2017. Manuel moved to California in 2011 from Wisconsin. He is particularly interested in issues related to substance abuse and homelessness. He brings to the Living Room over 25 years of business experience.


Cheryl Mullins, Guest Services Coordinator

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


Our Board

    • Alanna Maldanado, President
    • Kyle Solberg, Treasurer
    • Leonor Barnett, Secretary
    • Doug Barnett
    • Tom Carberry
    • Peter DeMarais
    • Jonathan Lowell
    • Mary Purdy Read


    Current Funders

    • San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services

    • SCAN Health Plan

    • Regulatory Economics Group
    • St. Francis Foundation/TL HIP
    • University Mound Ladies Home
    • Tenderloin Safe Passage


    Our Clients

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

    (*As a fundee of the San Francisco Department of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), the Living Room follows the Department’s guidelines for service of target populations in need.)

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