ECS's second new construction project, the award-winning Canon Barcus Community House (670 Natoma Street,) opened in March 2002 to provide permanent housing to homeless, very low-income families, many of whom are living with special needs, such as mental illness, physical disabilities and substance use.
The five-story, 48-unit building includes: four one-bedroom flats; twelve two-bedroom flats and townhouses; twenty-seven three-bedroom flats and townhouses; and five four-bedroom townhouses.
Tenants can participate in a variety of services, including an after- school program for children provided by the Embarcadero YMCA; a Teen program; an on-site health care clinic supported and staffed by St. Luke's Hospital; employment services; and ongoing case management support.
Click here to read about Canon Barcus Community House in the San Francisco Foundation's 2006 Annual Report.
A special benefactor to all residents of Canon Barcus Community House is McRoskey Mattress Company. As the building was being constructed in 2001, Robin Azevedo, President of McRoskey Mattress Company decided to donate a new bed to every resident in Canon Barcus. That special gift continues and in the past nearly 15 years beds valued in the hundreds of thousands have been donated. When a resident moves out, the bed goes with them! From all the residents of Canon Barcus – thank you Robin Azevedo and McRoskey Mattress Company.