For many, many years, The Hamlin School has worked to support families experiencing homelessness in San Francisco through a profound partnership with Hamilton Families.
Hamlin’s connection to Hamilton dates back to the late 1990s when Hamlin’s Lend-A-Hand started partnering with the center. Lend-A-Hand is Hamlin’s dynamic Parents Association service learning program. It is open to all families and offers service opportunities with San Francisco organizations that focus on hunger, homelessness, and literacy.
Hamilton Families’ mission is to end family homelessness in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our pioneering homelessness prevention and housing subsidy programs are nationally recognized. In addition, we provide shelter and stability, and support the well-being of children experiencing homelessness.
Our largest event connected to Hamilton is our annual Harvest. This year numerous Hamlin students, parents, and faculty members prepared food for families currently experiencing homelessness. On Saturday (February 1), we made vegetable lasagnas, salads, garlic bread, and apple crisps. The following day a group of Hamlin Grade 8 students served the food at Hamilton Families. Altogether, Harvest provided nourishment for about 300 people.
The Saturday event took place between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and consisted of two work shifts. As part of the morning Rachel Kenemore (from Hamilton Families) addressed our volunteers.
Special thanks to faculty member Sheena Tart-Zelvin, and Hamlin parents Daisy Downs, Rachel Euretig, and Jennifer Lindh for helping to organize this wonderful event.
To learn more about Hamilton Families please visit: https://www.hamiltonfamilies.org/