October 2017


Thursday, October 12, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am

All are welcome! Bring a friend!

St. Mark's Lutheran Church  (Heritage Hall)  
(1111 O'Farrell St. at Franklin, San Francisco)

Please do not park in the St. Mark's parking lot as those
spaces are rented to others. Parking is available
across the street at St. Mary's Cathedral.



Sister Rosina Conrotto, P.B.V.M.
Director of the Office for Religious


Jessica Li, Executive Director
Toni Eby, Operations Manager  

San Francisco SafeHouse is a nurturing and empowering living community for homeless women escaping sexual exploitation, prostitution, and sex trafficking. Through transitional housing, direct services, aftercare, and outreach to women on the street, SafeHouse strives to serve its mission to help the most vulnerable members of our community. SafeHouse was founded in 1998 by Rev. Glenda Hope, a Presbyterian minister, known for decades of service to the poorest neighborhoods in the City. Rev. Hope began SafeHouse in response to a series of brutal murders and assaults upon prostituted women in the mid-1990s. She worked in collaboration with Sister Rosina Conrotto of the Sisters of the Presentation. Long before "trafficking" became a media issue, SafeHouse has reached out to marginalized women on the street. Since its founding, SafeHouse has served over 350 women and successfully created a healing space that addresses gender-specific trauma, homelessness and substance abuse. The women that SafeHouse has served and continues to serve are a testament to the possibility of overcoming obstacles and making major changes in their lives.

Jessica Li is the Executive Director of San Francisco SafeHouse. Jessica brings over  ten years of global experience working on  violence against women issues. She was most recently Executive Director of the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project in Washington, D.C., where she worked closely with law enforcement, service providers, government officials and community leaders to provide training, outreach, and technical assistance ensuring that the voices of domestic violence survivors are not silenced. She has also served as the Public Outreach Officer with  the United Nations Mission in Sudan and worked with the International Rescue Committee, advocating on behalf of internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum seekers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and international relations from Syracuse University in New York and a Master's of Public Administration degree with a concentration in human rights and social justice from Cornell University.

Toni Eby is the Operations Manager at San Francisco SafeHouse. She brings eight years experience with accounting, office planning, and administrative support as well as five years experience working with victims of sex trafficking and sexual violence. Prior to accepting the position as Operations Manager she handled the accounting, maintenance scheduling, inventory and event planning for Thornley & Pitt, Inc. She has also served as a Residential Counselor for SafeHouse as well as a Domestic Violence Counselor for St. Vincent de Paul's Riley Center where she worked to counsel, advocate for and empower survivors of violence against women. She is currently in her senior year at San Francisco State where she is seeking an under-graduate degree in Women's Studies. In addition, she is a graduate of San Francisco SafeHouse and uses her personal experience as motivation and inspiration to continue serving survivors of violence against women.


Andrea Shorter, Commissioner

The SF Department of Aging and Adult Services and

The San Francisco Interfaith Council


"Faith Community & City: Coming Together to
Support Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities"

In collaboration with the San Francisco  Department of Aging and Adult Services  (DAAS), the  San Francisco Interfaith Council  will host a half-day workshop at which faith communities will engage in a rich discussion with DAAS and its partner organizations  on serving the needs of our older adults and persons with disabilities.

Date:  Monday, October 16, 2017

Time: 8:30 am - 12:00 Noon

Location:   St. Mary's Cathedral (St. Francis Room)
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco

To register please visit:

Continuing Education Information  (3 Continuing Education Units): APA; BRN; CAMFT (serves LCSWs); MCLE.

Introductory Level : No prior knowledge of the specific content area is needed in order for you to participate fully and effectively in the workshop.  The informa-tion or skills will be new for those who enroll.

All Continuing Education certificates will be delivered digitally, of the event. An evaluation-test will be provided to all CE registrants, who must then attend the entire program and turn in their evaluation at the end of the program in order to qualify for a CE certificate. 

American Psychological Association (APA): Institute on Aging is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Institute on Aging maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Provider # CEP13610, for 3 Contact Hours.

CAMFT: Course meets the qualifications for 3 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. CAMFT provider number is #135377.

State Bar of California (MCLE) : Course meets the qualifications for 3.0 hours of continuing education credit for Attorneys/Fiduciaries (Provider #13264).

For questions regarding continuing education only, 
please contact Caitlin Morgan at cmorgan@ioaging.org or call 415-750-4114.



Prayer Breakfast Chair Kaushik Roy

Announces the San Francisco Interfaith Council's
20th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am

Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post Street (at Laguna),   San Francisco

"Communities of Faith 
Nurturing   Education   in our City"

For our milestone 20 th  Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast on November 21, 2017, the theme is "Communities of Faith Nurturing Education in our City." We will honor philanthropist, Clint Reilly, for his efforts in pioneering the Bay Scholars program that enables promising low-income students to have access to our City's faith-based high schools. We will also recognize the significant role communities of faith play in providing educational opportunities to our City's young people. 


To purchase individual tickets ($50 per ticket)
or sponsorship packages please visit:

PLEASE BRING: Non-perishable food items to fill the  SF-Marin Food Bank barrels.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION/PARKING:  Muni bus lines 2, 3, and 38. There is metered street parking adjacent to the event until 9:00 am. Enforcement of metered parking starts promptly at 9:00 am. There is also parking available in Japantown garages at reasonable rates. We encourage you to park in these garages.

For additional information please contact Cynthia Zamboukos at:
415-474-1321 or cynthiaz@sfinterfaithcouncil.org

Link to this email here