Per the Street Sheet:
“Safe Havens include 52 businesses, nonprofits and residential hotels, spanning from O’Farrell Street to Sixth and Howard streets. Each site is identified by a neon-green sign depicting a a pair of hands sheltering figures of a man, woman, child and a wheelchair-bound person. The Safe Havens are also places where the endangered may stay up to 15 minutes and make a phone call, if necessary, until the emergency subsides.”
Can you see the neon-green sign in the window at 1000 Market?
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The website’s now gone (a movie company bought it?), but SafeHavenSF had a vision statement ‘n stuff:
“The Safe Haven Vision Statement
We start from a standpoint that everyone deserves to walk the streets in safety. Safe Havens are rooted in the idea that it takes an entire community to increase the peace in our neighborhood. This means involving everyone in the solutions to the problems we face. We reject scapegoating and racial profiling. We reach out to working-families, seniors, small-business people, immigrants, straight and queer folks, service providers, housed and homeless people, those struggling with addictions, and youth. We understand that people who have at times in their lives participated in activities that have harmed the community can also play a role in improving it. The problems we face in the Central City area weren’t started by any single group, so they can’t be solved by a single group either. We organize for solutions that are effective, socially just, and provide alternatives to the endless cycles of violence and incarceration.”
And here’s an old map:
Gene Friend Recreation Center 270 6th Street
City Produce 174 6th street
San Cristina Hotel 1000 Market
Ambassador Hotel 50 Mason
TNDC admin office (201 Eddy) 201 Eddy St.
TNDC admin office (215 Taylor) 215 Taylor
Youth With a Mission 357 Ellis St.
Downtown Grocery 289 Eddy St.
201 Turk Street Apartments 201 Turk St.
TL Community Benefit District 118 Jones St.
Boys and Girls Club 115 Jones St.
St. Boniface Church 133 Golden Gate Avenue
Art Studio/CCHH 146 Leavenworth Street
CCHH Men’s Shelter 146 Leavenworth Street
Shi-yu Lang YMCA – youth deparment 220 Golden Gate Avenue
Hospitality House 290 Turk St.
Empire Market 399 Eddy St.
Senator Hotel 519 Ellis St.
Wild Awakenings Café 142 Mc Allister Street
Morty’s Deli 280 Golden Gate Ave
Central City SRO Collaborative 259 Hyde St.
Coalition On Homelessness 468 Turk St.
Iroquois Hotel 835 O’ Farrell Street