Catholic Church

Family Resource Assisting the Needs of our Community with Information and Services

The FRANCIS Center located at 1122 Jamestown Avenue in San Francisco across from the Church consists of our Learning Center and Recreation Center, both located within our greater Church facility. The Learning Center and Recreation Center give us a unique ability to serve the entire family at the same time (e.g., parents/caregivers) can be in the Learning Center while their children are participating in programs offered in the Recreation Center and vice versa.

Mercy Team Projects

Restorative Justice Support Group

     We are part of the Archdiocese of San Francisco More information can be found here

Angel Tree Prison Ministry for Children and Families

Scarves for the Homeless

Alive & Free

Health for All

Learning Center
Our Learning Center is a beautifully renovated upper floor of a house above the church office. It consists of 3 rooms, a large living room/dining room area, kitchen, and two bathrooms. Our social outreach ministries have always been an important part of our parish spirituality and presence in the Community. At this time, we see the need to serve as a Family Resource Center where our Church, and especially our Church members, can be a support in various ways to assist families raising children in our neighborhood. This assistance offered in our Learning Center can be for both children and their caregivers and can include services ranging from tutoring, mentoring, college information, college and career visits, counseling, support groups, parenting classes, spiritual development, 12 step programs, help for parents and guardians finding schools and supporting them in being involved in their children's education.

Recreation Center
Our Recreation Center consists of our gymnasium complex that includes a gym, stage, kitchen, school cafeteria, and church conference room. In these varied facilities, we can offer health services, exercise, sports and arts programming thus serving adults and children at the same time, keeping our families together.


Direct donation via credit card  

Donate by check made payable to "St. Paul of the Shipwreck" and mail to:

     St. Paul of the Shipwreck Church
     1122 Jamestown Ave.
     San Francisco, CA 94124

If you wish to see financial information and verification of 501(c)(3) status, please call Loretta at 415-468-3434 or email her at