Community Forward SF
(formerly Community Awareness & Treatment Services, Inc.)
The complex problem of homelessness leaves many in a desperate situation. In a city like San Francisco, filled with resources and energy, Community Forward is dedicated to helping this fragile population.
The goal of A Woman’s Place Drop In Center (formerly Oshun Drop In Center) is to provide trauma-informed, gender-responsive care to women and families in the form of low-threshold drop-in services targeted to the complex needs of multiply diagnosed homeless women, with close linkages to primary care, case management, residential substance abuse and HIV transitional housing and care. A Woman's Place Drop In Center targets women, transgender females and families i.e.: single mothers, mothers and fathers must have a dependent child. For all adult clients the age criteria is 18 + who abuse substances, suffer from mental illness and who are homeless and often victims of violence in and around the Tenderloin. The AWP Drop-In program dedicates 40 chairs for women wanting to access 24 hour drop in services and a separate dedicated area for families for overnight accommodations.
Community Forward is not just one facility. We are a network of programs designed to work together to meet every stage of need--from first response to relapse prevention and all in between.
Our continuum of care provides the tools to sobriety, treatment for substance abuse and a place to call home.