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|Mary Elizabeth Inn|
|Address||1040 Bush Street (About 10 Blocks North of Market Street)|
1040 Bush Street (About 10 Blocks North of Market Street)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-4pm
About The Mary Elizabeth Inn
The Mary Elizabeth Inn (MEI) is a non-profit organization with a 95 year history of providing housing and support services to low-income women. It is our vision that women across all life's stages are empowered to achieve self-sufficiency, independence and security.
It is our mission to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for women in the Bay Area by providing low income housing and support services. Women served by The Mary Elizabeth Inn include those who are homeless, have a history of substance abuse, have physical and mental disabilities, and victims of domestic violence. Safety, stability and personal empowerment are our primary values. Women with a diversity of life experiences, beliefs, ethnicities, languages and sexual orientations are welcome.
For more information about our organization go to: www.meinn.org
The Mary Elizabeth Inn currently provides 158 units of permanent supportive housing for low income women, with a particular focus on women who are formerly homeless. MEI provides supportive housing at The Mary Elizabeth Inn and the Verona Hotel. Our support services are provided by La Casa de Las Madres and Asian Women's Shelter. Our support services team assists tenants with housing retention and advocacy, counseling and emotional support, and group programming focused on employment, building life skills, health, and education.
Depending on the housing program, referrals to the MEI supportive housing program are made either through the Homeless Access Team, Domestic Violence Shelter, community based services, or our Homeless Women's Center. MEI maintains a waiting list for a portion of our supportive housing units. For more detailed information on program eligibility call Natalia Azucar at: (415) 817-1824.
Languages: Chinese/Tagalog/French and Spanish
THE BELOW INFORMATION IS NO LONGER VALID. SERVICES HAVE BEEN CUT (EXCEPT FOR RESIDENTS OF MEI) BECAUSE OF LACK OF FUNDING.
Free Meal Program and Community Food Pantry:
MEI provides a free meal program M-F serving both breakfast and dinner. The program is available to our supportive housing residents and Homeless Women's Center clients. MEI also provides a weekly food pantry open to both our program participants and low income women in the community. The food pantry is every Wednesday at 09:00 am at our central location at 1040 Bush Street. For more information please contact Carla Belle at (415) 673-6768 ext. 227.
The Homeless Women's Center
The Homeless Women’s Center (HWC) serves extremely low income women, including women with children, who are currently on the streets or residing in temporary shelter. The primary goal of the Homeless Women’s Center is to meet the daily needs of homeless women and provide the services necessary to maximize housing placement and retention in order to foster personal and familial stability.
· Breakfast Monday-Friday · Weekly food pantry · Emergency hygiene supplies · Women’s wellness programming · Free daily access to computers & phones · Case management & resource referrals · Computer education & employment support · Housing advocacy and placement services
HWC is located
1006 Bush Street San Francisco Ca 94109
Tel (415) 817-1824 Fax (415) 817 -1834
Closed Daily 12-12:30 for lunch
Languages: English & Spanish
Contact: Natalia Azucar, Resource Specialist