Conard House provides effective, community-based resources to vulnerable adults living with serious mental illness in San Francisco. Those resources - housing, counseling and jobs help residents and clients find healthy pathways to recovery and self-manage chronic medical and mental illnesses. Each year, Conard House serves more than 1,500 adults through its welcoming, caring and empowering communities.
Our Mission is to build welcoming communities and caring relationships that empower people and restore hope.
Our vision is that people empowered by community and relationships find strength and hope, heal and recover and lighten for each other the burdens of human experience in all aspects of their lives.
We house 700 adults year round. The average length of stay in long-term housing at Conard House is 10 years.During that time residents are able to stabilize their mental health, adapt to community living, learn and use job skills, return to school. Our long-term housing prevents re-hospitalization, incarceration and recurring homelessness.
We manage annual public income benefits of $11 million for 1,100 people, including 300 residents. The impact is that their rent is always current, there is money for food and clothing, and for personal use. Each year more than 36% of our residents benefit from our specialty mental health services. The impact is a reduction of symptoms and functional impairments. This improves daily functioning and life skills for community living.
25% of our residents benefit from reintroduction to meaningful work and paid jobs. In many cases, these are real jobs where people are able to earn more disposable income to help positively restructure their way of life