People living with disabling HIV/AIDS can turn to Derek Silva Community for low-cost, long-term housing and support services. The program provides the security of permanent subsidized housing to its residents, allowing them to focus on their medical treatments, relevant mental health issues, and/or substance abuse issues without the threat of homelessness. The program assists all residents to live with dignity and to maintain a maximum level of self-sufficiency.
Our staff members also provide on-site counseling, referral advocacy, and direct assistance. Residents may also receive crisis intervention and emotional support services.
The program was named for Derek Silva, who died of AIDS in 1994. Through the program, Derek’s family has generously supported HIV/AIDS housing in San Francisco.
“It has been a privilege serving our clients at Derek Silva Community for these many years. I have learned much from them and wish to continue to assist in all facets of their lives as they make the Community their home.”
– Clare, Catholic Charities Derek Silva Community Case Manager of 15 years