Mission and Core Values

Hamilton Families’ mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Core Values inform  and  direct  decisions  concerning  program  services, operations  and  community relations.


We believe family homelessness is intolerable, preventable, and entirely solvable.

Housing First

Homelessness is solved primarily by re-housing families quickly and appropriately, and then providing follow-up services.


We passionately pursue the challenge of preventing and ending family homelessness.


Our programs produce proven re-housing results for participating families.


We continually develop new strategies to improve our services and fulfill our mission.


We create connections among our board, employees, participants, donors, funders, volunteers, and peers.


We are mission driven, accountable, consistent and transparent.


We respect the dignity of all types of families and work to help them improve their lives.

Investment in Children

We invest in children to improve our community’s future, and to break the cycle of homelessness.


We deeply value our employees and are committed to maintaining a healthy workplace.

Organizational Strength

We are a stable, sustainable, cost-effective, pragmatic and financially well-managed organization.