Partner Profile: Bothin Foundation

Every Thursday a group of dedicated staff and volunteers carefully set out apples, celery, potatoes, and prepared meals for the morning food distribution at Yosemite Commercial Space at 476 Eddy Street. Packed with tables and shelves of food, their space is modest, but as of January, it now includes a freezer and refrigerator purchased with…

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Resident Profile: Sallie Lu

As a 92-year old, Sallie Lu does way more than you can imagine. For many years she accompanied her singing sister, Jane Lu, on the piano at senior centers and at fashion shows in Chinatown. The younger sister died of bone cancer in 2010. In her memory,  Sallie hand-printed on a scroll in perfect Chinese…

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Partner Profile: BlackRock

TNDC is proud to celebrate 20 years together! BlackRock, the global investment manager, has played a significant and ongoing role for TASP kids and families for the past two decades. Every year, the BlackRock team underwrites and serves Thanksgiving and Year-End holiday meals for hundreds of TASP kids & families. Colleagues Regina Rodgers, Michelle Clement…

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Bringing Health & Wellness Home for the Holidays

Many of our residents have told us they feel depressed during the holiday season. Holiday stress and feelings of isolation can lead to sickness. At TNDC, we believe healthy food is essential - and we strive to promote better nutrition and health equity among our residents. Since 2014, staff members have been offering free and…

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Resident Profile: Teodora Gomez

Teodora “Auring” Gomez comes from a family of 10 in the Philippines whose Christmas was an excitable celebration with lots of food.  More than 50 relatives streamed through their smallish house for two days. Auring cooked continuously, including the ever-favorite Pancit, the long noodle dish reputed to bring long life. The role delighted her. “I was…

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Holiday Celebrations at TNDC

December provides many opportunities for multicultural events and celebrations for residents. At TNDC, we aspire to create a culture of inclusion and plurality where all cultures and holidays are a reason to learn and celebrate each other throughout the year. This spirit of open-mindedness helps to break down isolation and builds genuine community and understanding…

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A Holiday Message from the CEO

Every day, we see the real and human impact that stable housing and a supportive community provides. Our work goes well beyond housing, and this is especially meaningful at the holidays – knowing that many in our community struggle with isolation and the stress that comes from chronic health problems, poverty, and/or a lack of…

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Our Thoughts on November’s Election

Response Statement to the Election and its Aftermath As TNDC reflects upon the election and its aftermath, we reaffirm our commitment to all the people we serve. The Tenderloin, where TNDC began and remains anchored, has always been a haven for people with limited income, for immigrants, for people of every race, ethnicity and cultural…

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Partner Profile: Compassionate Chefs Cafe

Compassionate Chefs Cafe is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization with one goal: To help children locally and globally. To do so, they provide funding to TNDC’s Tenderloin After-School Program (TASP) and Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad, India to uplift the lives of the children and provide them with important resources to become members of the global…

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Resident Profile: Debra Copes

TNDC has been mobilizing community members to take action on issues affecting them since our founding in the early 80’s. Today, our Community Organizing Department leads this effort, and one important campaign we lead is Get Out the Vote (GOTV), which works to make the voices of the Tenderloin heard. Primarily targeting TNDC residents in…

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