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Update 8/22: Thank you to everyone who came out! To see pictures of the event, visit our Facebook page. It was great to see such enthusiastic support of our HIV/AIDS programs! We're looking forward to doing it again, so stay tuned....

Couldn't make it to happy hour but still want to support our HIV/AIDS supportive housing programs? There are simple ways you can help residents directly. Many of them don't have much at all, so even something as simple as socks or new bedding can brighten their day. If you'd like to contribute to purchasing these types of items for our residents, see the list below and email Ezra Denney, gifts processing coordinator, at

Derek Silva Community
Donate $40 - New Bedding (sheets, pillows)
Donate $25 - Groceries
Donate $25 - Walgreens Gift Card
Donate $50 - Chiropractor Visit
Donate $10 - Subway Gift Card
Donate $70 - One Hour Massage
Donate $25 - Costco Gift Card
Donate $25 - Target Gift Card
Leland House
Donate $15 - Toiletry Kit (shampoo, shaving cream, bar soap, toothpaste, etc.)
Donate $5 - Women’s Socks
Donate $5 - Men’s Socks
Donate $50 - New Bedding  (twin comforter)
Donate $20 - Women’s Reading Glasses
Donate $20 - Men’s Reading Glasses
Donate $20 - Kitchen Supplies

Donate $15 - 3 Coffee Tumblers

Peter Claver Community
Donate $5 - Women’s Socks
Donate $5 - Men’s Socks
Donate $50 - New Bedding (twin comforter)
Donate $20 - 4 Coffee Tumblers
Donate $15 - Kitchen Supplies
Donate $10 - Safeway Gift Card
Donate $10 - Groceries
Rita da Cascia & Hazel Betsey Community
Donate $15 - Manicure
Donate $10 - Women's Toiletries
Donate $25 - Women's Socks, Hat, Gloves
Donate $40 - New Bedding (sheets, pillows)

Email Ezra Denney, gifts processing coordinator, at if you'd like to give.


Happy Hour Benefiting HIV/AIDS Supportive Housing 

Wednesday, August 21 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.

at The Office (a private venue above Churchill Bar at 198 Church Street, SF)

In a new spin on our former RED HOUSE events, we're raising crucial funds for our HIV/AIDS Supportive Housing programs:

Assisted Housing & Health Programs
Derek Silva Community
Hazel Betsey Community
Leland House
Peter Claver Community
Rita da Cascia Community 

Cocktails & Compassion will also include complimentary appetizers donated by local businesses, live music, a photo booth and specially crafted cocktails in honor of each program! Entry donation is only $10 and includes a free raffle ticket. In addition, a percentage of your bar purchase will be donated back to our services. 

In 1985, as AIDS was rapidly spreading in San Francisco, Catholic Charities CYO was one of the first organizations to respond.  Today, our Assisted Housing & Health Programs serve more than 1,100 people annually and fill a crucial need in the continuum of care for people living with disabling HIV/AIDS in San Francisco. We have served the Bay Area since 1907 and remain committed to serving all people regardless of race, creed, or sexual orientation.

Our HIV/AIDS programs:

  • Provide more than 200,000 nights of housing for people living with HIV/AIDS each year
  • Manage over 65% of the designated HIV beds and subsidies in San Francisco County
  • Were among the first to address the needs of women and their children living with HIV/AIDS
  • Have served 25% of the HIV/AIDS population in the City

Our Assisted Housing & Health Programs serve as a major link in the HIV continuum of care through education, counseling and support. Our programs collaborate with other HIV providers in the county to ensure that residents have all their needs met whether medical, psychosocial, vocational, or spiritual.

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures of the event.

Thank you to The Office, Starter Kit (DJ), Church Street Safeway & Julie McCollough (photo booth photographer)!

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