Get Involved with Calvary's Matthew 25 Partners for Change
Calvary supports four key nonprofits, our Matthew 25 Partners for Change:
- New Door Ventures
- Raphael House
- San Francisco Achievers
- San Francisco SafeHouse and The Hope Center
These partners used to be called “breaking cycles of poverty” partners.
Our new name more accurately reflects the work of these four nonprofits, which includes various efforts to level the playing field, not only anti-poverty work, and conforms to the broader social change vision of a Matthew 25 church.
New Door Ventures
New Door Ventures offers paid job readiness training, internships and educational support for youth ages 16-24 who are not working or in school. New Door’s vision is a world where all young people can successfully transition to independent adulthoods. Embedded in every detail of New Door Ventures’ program design is the understanding that youth who are black, Indigenous, and people of color (who make up 97% of program participants) are not solely overcoming the effects of growing up in a context of racism and inequity, but are faced with navigating how to enter, adapt, and succeed in employment environments that are unwelcoming to them.
New Door relies on Calvary volunteers to help with mock job interviews, resume review, career panels, and much more.
Raphael House provides transitional housing and a full program of support for families experiencing homelessness. Their mission is to help families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. Calvary volunteers help prepare and serve dinners for the families staying at Raphael House, organize special events, tutor children, help with facility upgrade projects, and fill many other roles.
San Francisco Achievers
SF Achievers’ mission is to support African American young men in SF Unified School District classrooms lead and thrive in higher education and beyond by closing the opportunity gap. SF Achievers does this through college scholarships, leadership training and mentoring. Calvary volunteers participate in this mission by serving as mentors. The mentor program’s goal is to empower African American young men to make positive life choices through activities that enable them to maximize their personal and academic potential.
SF Safehouse and The Hope Center
SF Safehouse and the Hope Center empower and support women who are experiencing housing instability and sexual exploitation or trafficking, by creating survivor-centered spaces, services, advocacy, and community education. Safehouse has always been an organization that supports all women in reaching the futures they imagine for themselves. Calvary volunteers prepare meals and provide personal necessities at the Hope Center, a drop-in center in the Tenderloin that provides housing resources, case management and necessities for those still living on the streets.