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The St. Francis Center is governed by our Board of Directors (who meets quarterly) and managed by Executive Director Sr. Christina Heltsley and her staff. Fiscal and strategic issues are handled by the Board and programs are developed and implemented by the Director and her staff.
While we prefer that all gifts are unrestricted, we understand that some donors have specific interests, so you can decide. There are four primary buckets: general operating expenses, basic needs/services, education programs, and housing programs.
Overhead costs are low and managed by the Executive Director. The Center runs on a small paid staff and volunteers.
The Center and all of its programs are funded through private donations and foundation grants.
No, the St. Francis Center is a private, not-for-profit corporation that is governed by a board of directors.
The St. Francis Center accepts donations of new and gently used clothing at our main office (151 Buckingham Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94063), Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please do not drop off items outside of these days and hours, as the items will likely not be received.
Clients must live or work in Redwood City or East Menlo Park.
For Admission Information, please contact Sister Christina Heltsley, O.P. via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants of Siena Youth Center need to be in 5th – 8th grade and enrolled in school in Redwood City. Students are expected to attend daily from 2:30 – 6:30 unless they have other commitments such as sports practices, school, or church activities. The program costs $190.00 for 10 months. We offer additional programs in the summer and information can be found here.