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Justice & Outreach

Our vision is to be a community following Jesus, seeking renewal in our city. One way we fulfill this vision is by partnering with organizations and missionaries across our city and world in restorative justice and making disciples of Jesus. 

COVID-19 Help & Serving Opportunities

In the midst of COVID-19 crisis, we believe the Church’s call to love our neighbors is more important than ever. Below, you can find resources if you are in need, as well as serving opportunities if you want to get involved to help make a difference.

Get Help

If you’re impacted by COVID-19, you can find a list of local resources as well as a form to ask for help with practical needs.

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Serve Others

On the page below, you can join our Response Team to serve the practical needs of those impacted in our church and city.

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Give

In the “Giving Type” dropdown, choose Justice & Outreach for needs in our city or Benevolence Fund for needs in our church.

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Investing Our Time, Talents, & Finances for Renewal

An essential part of seeking renewal in our city is acknowledging that God has been at work here long before we arrived. There are already many organizations in San Francisco doing the Kingdom work of care and advocacy for the poor, marginalized, and oppressed, while also sharing the good news of Jesus. So it is our joy as a church to partner with some of them through our finances as well as our time and talents in volunteering.

Every year, Reality SF sets aside 8% of all financial contributions for these strategic partnerships in Local Justice & Global Outreach. To help us invest wisely, a Justice & Outreach Board made up of staff and volunteers selects Renewal Partner Organizations and missionaries to whom we offer partial financial support. To read about our focus in Local Justice & Global Outreach, how we allocate resources, and who our Justice & Outreach Board is, click here. (For an explanation of what we mean by restorative justice, we recommend watching The Bible Project’s Justice video.)

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Here are some ways you can partner in God’s work in San Francisco and beyond.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

In the Justice & Outreach Newsletter, you’ll find stories, volunteer opportunities, and special events associated with our Renewal Partner Organizations and Reality-supported missionaries.

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Volunteer within Justice & Outreach

Serve internally within this ministry in areas such as prayer, training, volunteering in our city, and care for our supported missionaries. If you’d be interested in learning more about these opportunities, please complete the RSF Volunteer Application and check “Outreach” under Serving Preferences. 

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Contact our Justice & Outreach Board

If you have any questions for our Justice & Outreach Board, would like to apply for missionary support, or would like to serve in some other capacity, please email our board.

justiceoutreach@realitysf.com

Volunteer with a Renewal Partner Organization

Below, you can learn about ways to invest your time and talents through volunteering with our Renewal Partner Organizations.

Support a Missionary

Below, you can read about local missionaries to whom our church offers partial financial support. If you’d like to support them in prayer or financially, feel free to reach out to them!

Participate in a Renewal Partner Event

Below, you can find a calendar of upcoming Renewal Partner events. Some are social events to connect and learn more; others are opportunities to serve.

Renewal Partner Organizations

Because Justice Matters

Because Justice Matters

Because Justice Matters is building pathways to brighter futures for women and girls in urban communities.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Nail Day, Dance Classes, Mother’s Ministry, and ESL Childcare

Volunteer

YWAM

YWAM San Francisco

YWAM San Francisco (a local branch of Youth With a Mission) is on a mission to engage San Francisco with a loving God through discipling and serving the homeless and marginalized.
Volunteer Opportunities: 
Thursday Food Pantry, Friday Hot Chocolate Ministry, Kitchen, Maintenance, and Drop-in Center

Volunteer

New Door

New Door Ventures

New Door Ventures helps at-risk youth get ready for work and life by providing meaningful paid jobs, training in work and life skills, individualized case management, and educational support.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Skill-Building Workshops, Career Panels, Mock Interviews, and Resume Workshops

Volunteer

Young Life

Young Life

Young Life San Francisco is a local branch of the national organization focused on building loving relationships with kids.
Volunteer Opportunities: Become a Young Life Leader for: Middle SchoolHigh SchoolCollegeSpecial Needs or Teen Moms, or Join the Board

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San Francisco City Impact

San Francisco City Impact exists to intervene on behalf of the people of the Tenderloin.
Volunteer Opportunities: 
Rescue Mission, Health and Wellness Clinic, Street Ministry, Threads for Therapy (Thrift Store), City Academy (mentoring, tutoring)

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City Hope

City Hope

City Hope seeks to empower their neighbors in the Tenderloin through a trusted gathering and communal meal space as well as a two-year sober living home, where participants can grow in their recovery, job development, and preparations for future opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Monday Game NightsTuesday Grocery Delivery, Wednesday Movie NightsMonthly Community BreakfastCounty Jail FellowshipCounty Jail Mentorship

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Mission Graduates

Mission Graduates seeks to equip K-12 students in San Francisco’s Mission District to graduate and succeed in college.
Volunteer Opportunities:
After School Programs, Writing Partners, Math Coaches, Career Mentors, College Research Coaches, Subject Tutors, Latina Tech Mentorship, ESL and Language Exchange, Development Task Force, Communications Task Force, and Internships

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Old Skool Cafe

Old Skool Cafe

Old Skool Cafe is a faith-based, violence-prevention program that provides job training, employment, and a second chance at life by way of a jazz restaurant run by at-risk, formerly incarcerated, and foster-care youth ages 16-22. Old Skool Cafe offers more than just employment; we provide the holistic support needed to help our youth maintain their employment and be successful in all areas of life.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Host a dinner or happy hour, administrative support, or Photographer/Videographer

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Freedom House

Freedom House

Freedom House is a Christ-centered ministry with a mission to bring hope, restoration, and a new life to survivors of human trafficking in the Bay Area.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Shelter, Advocates, Professional Skills/Pro-Bono Services, such as: Dermatologists, Trauma-Informed Therapists and Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurses, HIV/STI Counselors, Dentists and Orthodontists, Physical Trainers, CPR & First Aid Trainers, Professional Translators, Interpreters (Especially: Spanish, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese), Grant-writers, Media-Relations Specialist, Graphic designers, and Printers for brochures, flyers and reports. Also internships.

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Alpha Pregnancy

Alpha Pregnancy Center

Alpha Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered organization that economically, emotionally, and spiritually empowers women and families facing unplanned pregnancy.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Translating (mostly Spanish and Chinese), Childcare, Assisting in Office, Client Services, Lafayette Delivery Team, Mom-to-Mom Mentors, and Volunteer Training

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Open-Door-Legal

Open Door Legal

Open Door Legal provides free legal counsel to low and moderate income residents of the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood and beyond.
Volunteer Opportunities:
For New Lawyers, Law Grads, Experienced Lawyers, Non-Legal Professionals — Pro-bono help on marketing, communications, human resources, accountants and financial evaluators.

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Mobilize Love

Mobilize Love

Mobilize Love is a city-wide mobile outreach for children, youth, and families in San Francisco. They deploy a fleet of outreach trucks to give underprivileged families access to basic human services such as laundry, food, and wellness, as well as mentoring relationships.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Monthly Community Outreach, last Saturday of the month.

Volunteer

Sunset Youth Services

Sunset Youth Services fosters long-term stability and growth for in-risk youth and families through caring relationships and supportive services. This mission is based on the belief that youth are inherently worthy of dignity and respect and have the potential to positively contribute to their communities when their real needs are met.
How to Be Involved:
Attend Annual Fundraising Gala and Annual Sunset Community Festival, among other events.

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The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center

The Chalmers Center equips churches with resources and tools to walk alongside economically disadvantaged communities while modeling Jesus’ compassion and power to overcome the spiritual, emotional, and material bonds of poverty. As an organization, Chalmers believes that Jesus Christ is making all things new — including our finances.

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Schools 4 Justice

Schools for Justice

Schools for Justice Foundation provides educational opportunities and loving childcare to the community of New Georgia, Liberia, with a fully-funded adult night school and an orphanage. SFJ works alongside Liberian partners, equipping and empowering them to build a brighter future for their country in the aftermath of civil war.

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HOPE International

HOPE International

The mission of HOPE International is to invest in the dreams of the poor and live out the Gospel in the world’s underserved communities. HOPE accomplishes this by providing discipleship, training, savings, and small loans in dozens of countries around the world.

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One Day's Wages

One Day’s Wages

One Day’s Wages is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. Rather than reinvent the wheel, ODW invests in carefully vetted partnerships around the world that are addressing core issues that perpetuate the cycle of poverty.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer or intern at their Seattle office, start a fundraiser, donate your birthday, or become a monthly donor.

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Rise Prep

Rooted in the Bayview District, Rise University Preparatory seeks to educate a diverse community of students who will discover their vocation and thrive in college and life. This 6-12th grade school also promotes systemic equity by reserving 80% of its seats for students who are low income, first generation to college, or Bayview/Hunters Point residents.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Tutoring (Monday-Thursday, 3:40-4:50),
mentoring, or scholar sponsorship.

Get Involved

Foster the Bay

Foster the Bay

Foster the Bay is a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in the foster care system. They work to inspire and equip churches to raise up foster care families and support friends, as well as to create foster care ministries that raise awareness of this urgent need in the Bay Area.
Volunteer Opportunities:
FTB regularly offers childcare at events, so babysitters are always needed and appreciated!

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Supported Missionaries

Caleb & Alexius Alldrin, Cru

Caleb and Alexius have been working with Cru in San Francisco since 2015 with the mission to empower and equip college students with the skills, tools, and faith they need to make an eternal impact in their communities.

Read their story

Gabby & Mateo Alzate, YWAM San Francisco

Mateo and Gabby Alzate have been with YWAM since 2010, working to help prevent cycles of violence and challenges many children and youth face while growing up in urban communities.

Read their story

Sameh Azab, YWAM San Francisco

Sameh, originally from Egypt, serves as the Director of School of Intercultural Studies at YWAM San Francisco, specializing in training Christians and churches to evangelize unreached peoples, especially the Muslim community in the Bay Area.

Read their story

Steve & Kayla Binnquist, YWAM San Francisco

Steve and Kayla have been working with YWAM San Francisco since 2004 and 2010 respectively, and together they lead Restoration Initiatives, a ministry dedicated to restoring, empowering, and serving residents of San Francisco’s Tenderloin.

Read their story

Brooke & Karen Butler, Athletes in Action

Since 2014, Brooke and Karen Butler have served at UC Berkeley with Athletes in Action, where they love ministering to college students because of their zeal and potential to impact their teams and world for Christ.

Read their story

Joanna Clark, Young Life San Francisco

Joanna works with high schoolers through Young Life San Francisco and loves how they ask real questions about life, pretend like they know everything, and are down for pretty much anything.

Read their story

Laina Humbles, Because Justice Matters

Serving in San Francisco since 2013, Laina Humbles is on staff with Because Justice Matters, working with children and youth to prevent cycles of violence and poverty, as well as coordinating volunteer and church partnership efforts.

Read their story

Sylvia Kamande, Because Justice Matters

Originally from Nairobi, Kenya, Sylvia Kamande serves with Because Justice Matters in the Tenderloin to help break the cycle of fear, violence, and hopelessness which many women and girls experience in San Francisco.

Read their story

Ruthie Kim, Because Justice Matters

In 2008, Ruthie founded Because Justice Matters, reaching women facing sexual exploitation, domestic violence, drug addiction, and chronic homelessness.

Read their story

Daniel Lai, Young Life San Francisco

Daniel has been on staff with Young Life San Francisco since 2014, and he dreams of every teenager in San Francisco having the opportunity to meet Jesus.

Read their story

Jason & Justine Martinez, YWAM San Francisco

Jason is the Director of Operations at YWAM San Francisco, and Justine is the HR Director at Because Justice Matters (an extension ministry of YWAM). They also both serve on their organizations' leadership teams.

Read their story

Jonathan Newman, Athletes in Action

Jonathan Newman serves in Athletes in Action at UC Berkeley, helping student athletes grow and thrive in their faith and equipping them to make disciples.

Read their story

Dave Nothhelfer, CHAI

Before serving internationally, Dave worked in marine ecology, biotech, and organic farming. He came to faith in 2001 and is now fundraising to serve the poor in the Philippines with CHAI (Community Hopes Alternatives, Inc.).

Read their story

Caihla Petiprin, Athletes In Action

As part of the Athletes In Action staff team at UC Berkeley, Caihla serves as the volleyball team’s chaplain, leads the Delta Gamma Bible study, disciples women, and leads community service for AIA at Cal through local and global missions.

Read their story

Udom Setthaya, YWAM San Francisco

Originally from Thailand, Udom Setthaya serves with YWAM San Francisco through the Restoration Initiatives Ministry, which serves, restores, empowers, and disciples residents in the Tenderloin.

Read their story

Kelsey Verrill, YWAM San Francisco

Kelsey serves with YWAM San Francisco in the Discipleship Training School, while also coordinating YWAM's food pantry program, which provides food for over 300 households in the Tenderloin.

Read their story

Renewal Partner Events

Here is our calendar of upcoming events hosted by our Renewal Partners. Click on each for details; if you cannot find event details on the partner's site, we recommend emailing them.