At The Crossroads has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a new home for our clients, staff, and community for decades to come.

We are raising $3.5 million to build our new office, expand our programs, and work with more homeless youth than ever before.

By supporting our campaign, you're investing in our youth, our organization, and in San Francisco.

Why Now?

In 2015, we learned that we were losing the lease on our space in the Mission—ATC's home since 1998—due to the sale of the building. While the news was upsetting at first, the upheaval created an opportunity to strengthen our organization.

Soon after, we joined San Francisco's Nonprofit Displacement Mitigation Program. In a competitive process that included over 20 interested nonprofits, the city chose to award ATC with the office space at 167 Jessie Street in the heart of downtown San Francisco!

Our new office will enable us to significantly expand our outreach and counseling programs to help our clients build healthier, happier lives. With our Building Home capital and growth campaign, ATC will dramatically strengthen our ability to provide a sense of home for San Francisco's most disconnected homeless youth and young adults.

The Impact

Here's why the opportunity to build a new home at 167 Jessie Street is a game-changer for our organization:

  • At 5,000+ square feet it's more than double our old space, which gives us room to grow
  • There's no rent. We'll pay CAM charges and taxes, which is only 15% of the market rate
  • With an 86-year lease, we are likely to be in the space for decades
  • The vast majority of our clients are in the Tenderloin area, so this location will be easily accessible
  • Our space will be specifically designed to meet the needs of our clients and staff

Growing to meet the needs of our clients.

There's been a steadily growing demand for our services, thanks in large part to our consistent presence on the streets over the past two decades. Right now, we simply can't keep up with the requests for our in-depth support. This cannot continue. As we move into our new space and make new hires over the next three years, we'll be able to say "yes" to all the young people who are seeking our support. We will expand:

  • Our counseling support
  • Our work with incarcerated clients
  • Our capacity to help youth in crisis
  • The amount of food, clothing, and other basic necessities that we provide

Ways To Support

Make a Gift of Securities:

Ask your broker to transfer shares of stock directly to ATC's E*TRADE account. Giving stock offers many tax advantages-it allows you to avoid the capital gains tax and it gives you the ability to deduct the fair market value of the stock. Discuss these approaches with your financial advisor.

Make a Donation:

Your support will have a direct and immediate impact on our capital and growth campaign. This will help ATC build a new home, expand our services, and help homeless youth build outstanding lives. You can make a one-time gift, or make your gift in installments over a period of up to three years.

Make an IRA Charitable Transfer:

If you are 70.5 years of age or older, you can make a transfer from your IRA without paying income tax on that withdrawal. Since the gift is not included in the donor's gross income, no charitable income tax deduction is allowed for the gift. This "rollover provision" has been made permanent as of 2015.

Committee Chairs

Avner Lapovsky

Avner Lapovsky is a former principal of the wholesale interior design showroom Sloan Miyasato, which has been a fixture in San Francisco for the over two decades. He has been involved with ATC for several years, and has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support our work. In addition, Avner has volunteered with San Francisco AIDS Foundation on the AIDS hotline, and with the San Francisco Library to deliver books to the AIDS ward at Laguna Honda Hospital.

Sara Linderman

Sara Linderman is a Senior Strategist at Redscout, a boutique brand strategy and innovation firm. Sara has over 15 years of brand and marketing experience that spans the tech, financial services, CPG, and media industries. She served as a youth mentor for low-income students at SMART in San Francisco and Riordan Scholars in LA before becoming involved with At The Crossroads. Sara holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson and a BS from Wake Forest University.

Loren Taylor

Loren is the founder of Custom Taylored Solutions (CTS), a social impact consulting firm based in Oakland, CA, that helps mission-driven organizations increase the scope, scale, and sustainability of their efforts. Loren is the Chief Communications Officer and a board member for 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, and also serves on the Leadership Advisory Council for the Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco's Bayview district. Loren received his BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western University and The University of Connecticut, respectively. He also earned an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.