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.
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.
Alanna Maldanado, President
Leonor Barnett, Secretary
Peter DeMarais, Treasurer
Mary Purdy Read
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
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.