Socks–Mike, October 13, 2022 – Father River Sims

Temenos Catholic Worker

Temenos Catholic Worker is a not-for-profit ministry that provides support to homeless youth in the Polk Street neighborhood of San Francisco. Ministry is carried out in the spirit of Jesus of Nazareth and in the Catholic Worker tradition of Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin.

Urban Retreats avaliable upon request.

Temenos Catholic Worker works with homeless street youth providing pastoral care, food, socks, and sacramental ministry. We believe all need non-judgment in their lives, and we serve every one. Temenos meets people where they are with out regard to race, religion or sexual orientation.

We work with the poorest of the poor.

  • Harm Reduction: Provision of food, clothing and other necessary personal items; needle exchange; condom distribution.
  • Sacramental and Pastoral Care: As a part of providing a living presence of God's accepting love in San Francisco's Tenderloin/"Polk Gulch"/Haight districts, Fr. River Sims offers pastoral care and the Sacraments upon request.
  • Referrals: Information and referrals are made for housing, medical/psychiatric services and substance abuse treatment programs as appropriate.
  • Crisis Intervention
  • HIV Prevention and Education

Temenos Catholic Worker
1618 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 642656, San Francisco, CA 94164

Phone: 415-305-2124


Website: Temenos Catholic Worker Home Page

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“We must make the kind of society where it is easier for people to be good.”

—Peter Maurin

“God meant for things to be much easier than we have made them.”

—Dorothy day