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Fran Farewell

Fran Millar, our Jesuit Volunteer intern, ended her year of service with a surprise party thrown by her friends at the Computer Training Center where she was Assistant Director. Click here for pictures from the party.

SF Chronicle column highlights Network Ministries

Columnist Stephanie Salter writes: "Let's cut right to the chase. This has been a rotten year for a whole lot of people. People you know and people you don't. The only thing trickling down in the economic arena seems to be pain. And it's likely to get worse. Every year at this time, I provide a short list of small charities for which a $25 check - let alone one for more - still matters. This year I'll skip the stump speech. If you aren't hurting yet, if you are like most of us, you can afford to give a little to somebody else." Salter goes on to recommend five bay area charities to consider, naming Network Ministries first.

"San Francisico Network Ministries - Now in its 29th year, the Rev. Glenda Hope's Tenderloin-based program serves the people you probably stopped looking at long ago. It includes a 38-unit apartment building for low-income families, computer training and tutoring for adults, and a long-term safe house for women who want to stop being prostitutes and addicts: 559 Ellis St., SF 94109."

- San Francisco Chronicle, December 26, 2001.

Ministering to the Homeless in the Tenderloin

Glenda Hope and Network Ministries were featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article in May. The article is titled, "A Lion in the Tenderloin -- For a quarter century, she's ministered to the souls of the street" You may read the article online or check out more photos.

Saying Goodbye

John Anderson, a student and friend at the Computer Training Center, passed away this fall. John spent countless hours volunteering at the Computer Center, where he helped beginners, as well as those who had been coming for years, with patience and kindness. Every ready to lend a hand or a joke (as the situation required), he was also a talented musician devoted to his art.

John's passing was a great loss and he will be missed. The Tenderloin is not the same without him.

Salim's Story

Our very own Salim Chhith was spotlighted in the last of a four-part series in the San Francisco Examiner with related articles on fear of eye contact and changes in the law, Salim was spotlighted on September 14, the day the stories focused on the fearless.

Here is Salim's story.

Two benefit concerts for SafeHouse

SafeHouse was lucky enough to be the benefit of two wonerful concerts earlier this summer. In May, SFNM put on its annual Interfaith Concert of Sacred Music at Temple Emmanuel. The concert was a wonderful success! Next, in June, WomenSing performed a benefit performance of Adiemus I & II, Songs of Sanctuary and Cantata Mundi in Oakland. This concert raised over $16,000 for SafeHouse. Thank you to all theWomenSing members and dancers that performed for us. The July 2001 journal articles "The Cure for Depression Part 2 & 3" and "A Thank you from the Conductor of WomenSing" give accounts of these performances.

Family Apartments Included in "Design Matters"

"Design Matters" is a catalog of exemplary affordable housing located throughout the U. S. The City Design Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago compiled this Internet catalog to recognize and learn from the dedicated work of outstanding practitioners. A broad spectrum of projects, built between 1980-2000, are presented: housing that is functional, innovative, satisfying -- and above all, affordable to households with limited incomes. The catalog demonstrates that:

Quality design can be affordable. Affordable housing can embody quality design.

Visit the Design Matters Website to find out more or view the listing for the Ellis St. Family Apartments.

Glenda Hope receives compassionate service award

On Wednesday, May 16, the Dalai Lama honored 51 people from throughout the world for their compassionate service in a special ceremony in San Jose, sponsord by the Bay Area nonprofit Wisdom in Action. Glenda is among the thirty-five honorees from the Bay Area.

Homeless who died in San Francisco are Remembered

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The sun slipped down on the longest night of the year yesterday as a crowd of homeless people and their friends came together in the cold outside City Hall, lighting candles and praying...

Glenda on Oxygen

This piece was originally aired on Oxygen TV.

In this interview, Glenda talks about her work in the Tenderloin with SFNM and highlights some of our programs. You need Real Player to watch Oxygen's video clips. Test here or download a free copy from Real.