We meet homeless youth where they are at

The streets of San Francisco’s Mission and Tenderloin neighborhoods are home to many young people who do not access traditional services designed to help the homeless.

Our Mission

Our Support is Unconditional.

The number of clients that we worked with last year

1,250

The number of clients we have ever kicked out of our program

0

Since we began in 1998, we have never kicked a client out of our program. We understand other programs may need to maintain stricter guidelines for accessing services, and that they will sometimes need to let clients go. That’s where we come in. There is nothing our clients can do that will make us think that they are beyond help. We don't set time limits on our work or require clients to act a certain way, and we don't stop working with someone if they transition off the streets. By offering consistent, long-term support, we cultivate trusting and in-depth counseling relationships with our clients.

"Homelessness is so many things when you think about it. It’s regular people that do everyday, regular things, and you wouldn’t be able to tell they’re homeless. Some people have full-time jobs and are still homeless. I feel like that word is kinda overrated sometimes, but outreach breaks that barrier."
Fresh
ATC client for 9 years

We are 100 percent privately funded

We believe unconditional support transforms lives. Our decision to fund our work without any government support means we aren’t forced to approach our clients with a pre-determined agenda for "success." Instead, we help each of our clients find their own unique path to health and stability. Twenty years of experience has taught us that when young people identify their own goals at their own pace, they are much more likely to accomplish and sustain them.

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