Affectionately called the ‘Nabe by its members and people familiar with this association, the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (PHNH) is, according to its website, a “multi-purpose, multi-generational community center that has been in operation for over a century.” It offers a micro-system of family privilege to all members, aiming to help youth and seniors overcome risks associated with violence, hunger and lack of education. Potrero Hill Neighborhood House initially served as an educational and social center for Russian immigrants who came to Potrero Hill in 1905. It officially became Potrero Hill Neighborhood House in 1952 and, since then, offers a safe place that is conducive to healing and learning, as well as, an ideal place for entertainment and inspiration to its community.
What’s good about the ‘Nabe is that it is open to all residents of San Francisco and, best of all, it is free! It benefits those who are in need, especially the people coming from Potrero Hill, Visitation Valley, Bayview Hunters Point and other locations of the Southeast section of the city.
The Neighborhood House will not continue to exist and be able to help without the support of its donors and volunteers. The programs, which include Children’s Programs, Youth Programs, Juvenile Programs and Senior Programs, offered by the Neighborhood House are in dire need of volunteers to help in the different activities. Organizing and helping in special events, as well as, administrative functions for these programs are some of the volunteer responsibilities that are available for those who are willing to give their time and energy freely.
If you do not have the time to volunteer, another way you can help is by opening your wallets and giving donations. The five ways you can donate are as follows: Associate- $1,000+, Sponsor- $500 – $999, Benefactor- $250 – $499, Patron- $100 – $248 and Friend- $5 – $99.
For more information about the Potrero Hill Neighborhood House, programs offered, volunteer work and donations, please visit http://www.phnh.org/index.html
Potrero Hill Neighborhood House
953 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 826-8080
Fax: (415) 826-5252