Our Mission Statement
We are called to a ministry of presence that acknowledges each human's incredible worth.
Aware of our judgments, we seek to meet people where they are through the arts, education, advocacy, and accompaniment.
We participate in shattering myths about those living in poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and creativity of the people we encounter.
We discover on the streets our common humanity through which celebration, community, and healing occur.
WHAT WE DO
Our Mission Statement says, "We seek to meet people where they are through the arts, education, advocacy, and accompaniment."
Each of our programs is based in one of these four spheres of activity. All of our activities and programs serve to create and build relationships.
We are a diverse community. We come from all walks of life but we share in common the belief that each human being has incredible worth.
We seek a just world through personal and social change. Much of our work is guided by the words of Queensland Aboriginal Activists:
IF YOU HAVE COME TO HELP ME,
DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME,
BUT IF YOUR LIBERATION AND WELLBEING ARE BOUND UP WITH MINE,
LET US WORK TOGETHER.
We know that creativity is both expression and survival. From poetry to performance, we include art and creativity in every aspect of our lives. Everywhere you look in our building you will find evidence of the painters, poets, and performers of our community.
Take a walk with us in the Tenderloin
We live and work in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco. It's a neighborhood with a reputation. For some the reputation is negative; For others, it is vibrant and creative.
This video shows a little bit about how Sam Dennison, who lives and works at Faithful Fools, sees the neighborhood.