Strategic Goals


Our mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area.


We will scale our highly effective programs to end family homelessness in San Francisco by 2020.

Family homelessness in San Francisco increased by more than 90% from 2007 to 2014. Over 2,000 children were homeless in 2014 and it took most families nearly nine months to access temporary shelter. Hamilton Families (HF) is working to address this crisis by helping families quickly find permanent housing. Progress in communities across the nation over the last few years has affirmed that an end to family homelessness is an achievable goal.

An end to family homelessness means that San Francisco will have a systematic response in place that ensures homelessness is prevented whenever possible or is otherwise a rare, brief and non-recurring experience. Hamilton Families is working to ensure that every family has immediate access to shelter and the average length of homelessness is less than 90 days.


The following goals will help us accomplish our mission and vision.

• 90% of homeless families in HF’s programs will find permanent housing.

• 95% of the families that find permanent housing will remain housed.

• 30% reduction in the average length of stay at HF’s shelter and transitional housing programs.

• 75% of the families in HF’s programs will achieve their income and employment goals.

• 60% reduction in the number of families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.

• 75% of children who enter HF’s programs will demonstrate greater resilience when they exit.