Mission

RescueSF is a citywide coalition of residents advocating for

compassionate and effective solutions to homelessness in San Francisco.

Approach
  
In pursuing our mission, we have three core activities:

We are building a grassroots coalition

At the start of RescueSF, we understood that building popular support behind our ideas would allow us to have influence with City Hall.  We also recognized that we needed a grassroots, citywide coalition to form relationships with each member of the Board of Supervisors.  We are currently engaged with more than forty-five neighborhood associations and community benefit districts across all eleven electoral districts.  We are independent, non-ideological, and non-partisan.  We have already established a track record of successful community organizing.

We are policy entrepreneurs

When we formed RescueSF, we understood that vague expressions of frustration would not produce an impact at City Hall.  Instead, we need to engage with homelessness on a deeper, substantive level in order to present specific, actionable ideas. 

We facilitate collaboration among stakeholders

As we started to build our coalition, our political leaders paid attention, but we understood that we represented one of many voices at City Hall.  Business as usual at City Hall involves different interest groups fighting for influence over politicians.  Business as usual often leads to either paralysis or inferior solutions.  As an alternative, we are striving to unite different stakeholder groups -- representing government, business, non-profit service providers, advocates, faith-based communities, academics, and residents -- behind a common vision for change.

Who We Are
Management Team
Board of Directors
Chip Zecher

Chip Zecher

Joseph Alioto

Joseph Alioto

Lori Brooke

Lori Brooke

Mark Nagel

Mark Nagel

Advisory Board
Alex Tourk

Alex Tourk

Founder, Ground Floor Public Affairs

Andrea Urton

Andrea Urton

CEO, HomeFirst Services

Cheryl Shanks

Cheryl Shanks

Lived experience of homelessness

David Faigman

David Faigman

Chancellor & Dean, UC Hastings

Ed Kressy

Ed Kressy

Lived experience of homelessness

Gregory Nottage

Gregory Nottage

Exec Dir, Streets Team Enterprises

Juthaporn Chaloeicheep

Juthaporn Chaloeicheep

Lived experience of homelessness

Lena Miller

Lena Miller

Founder & CEO, Urban Alchemy

Louis Chicoine

Louis Chicoine

CEO, Abode Services

Romie Nottage

Romie Nottage

Sr Dir, Downtown Streets Team

Tom Wolf

Tom Wolf

Lived experience of homelessness

Mark Nagel

Mark Nagel

Co-founder, RescueSF .

Lori Brooke

Lori Brooke

- Co-founder, RescueSF - President, Cow Hollow Assoc

Carolyn Kenady

Carolyn Kenady

Chair, Dolores Heights Improvement Association

Marlayne Morgan

Marlayne Morgan

Co-chair, Van Ness Corridor Neighborhoods Council