Who We Are

Mary Elizabeth Inn is a non-profit organization with a more than 100-year history of providing safe and affordable housing and crucial services to women in our community who are in need.

It is our mission to end the cycle of poverty and homelessness for women in then Bay Area by providing low income housing and supportive services. It is our vision that women across all life's stages are empowered to achieve self-sufficiency, independence and security. Women served by Mary Elizabeth Inn include those who are homeless and low income, and many of whom are survivors of domestic violence.


"Mary Elizabeth Inn has not only provided me with shelter, but a safe positive environment where I can heal…"

"The Mary Elizabeth Inn has a really great support system."

Partners / Funders

  • The City and County of San Francisco, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing

  • The City and County of San Francisco, Department on the Status of Women

  • The San Francisco Food Bank

  • The William G. Gilmore Foundation

  • United Methodist Women, National Office

  • The Suzie S. Thorn Family Foundation

  • Local United Methodist Women and other generous individuals.