Recovery Services

Tenderloin Housing Clinic began offering Transitional Housing in 2015 and renamed the department to the Department of Recovery Services in 2024. The department runs three separate programs to provide safe and supportive housing for individuals needing stability and support while working to transition into permanent housing.

THC’s Recovery Services team

New Horizons Transitional Housing Program

Clean and Sober Transitional Housing

About the Program

New Horizons clients will participate in regular case management, housing planning activities, and income planning in a clean and sober environment for up to 12 months at the Drake Hotel, a converted SRO. Participants will be encouraged to build connections and will work together to contribute to the good of the community both inside the Drake and in the neighborhood by helping keep the building clean and by participating in events and activities.

Savings Plan

While in the program, clients will set aside a percentage of their income every month to save for their exit plan.

New Horizons Eligibility

Case managers working with APD may refer clients who are homeless and who meet probation requirements. Only clients who wish to live in clean and sober housing will be referred.

Billie Holiday Reentry Navigation Center

About the Program

The Billie Holiday Center (BHC) is a culturally responsive transitional living space designed to provide a rapid connection to next-step resources for justice-involved adults experiencing homelessness. Located in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, the BHC provides placements as part of the City’s Tenderloin Emergency Initiative.​ In a unique partnership with Westside Community Services and Tenderloin Housing Clinic, guests of the BHC will receive case management, clinical therapy, reentry planning, assistance with permanent housing placement, benefits acquisition, and next-step resources which include drug treatment and detox, transitional housing, and services through the Community Assessment and Services Center (CASC).

Program Eligibility

The BHC program is open to all justice-involved adults in San Francisco who are experiencing homelessness, struggling with addiction or other behavioral health challenges, as well as those being released from the San Francisco County Jail.

Collaborative Courts Emergency Stabilization Housing

Exiting Homelessness

About the Program

San Francisco’s Collaborative Courts works with THC to offer a six-month stay in emergency stabilization housing for qualifying individuals. Units in this program are located in one of San Francisco’s historic SROs. Participants are connected to an independent case manager who works closely with a THC Housing Planning Specialist in addition to Collaborative Courts staff and the building’s manager. This helps participants succeed in retaining short-term housing. Long-term housing planning with the Housing Specialist creates the best possible chance for participants to find a permanent home.

Stabilization Eligibility

Stabilization units are set aside for Collaborative Court clients who are currently homeless and prepared to enter a housing plan with case manager.

Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO)

Tenderloin Housing Clinic adheres to all policies and protections provided by the Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) to all housing applicants. More information on the FCO can be found here:

  • Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) San Francisco Police Code External link to open a new browser tab/window.
  • Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) San Francisco Police Code – Chinese/中文 External link to open a new browser tab/window.
  • Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) San Francisco Police Code – Spanish/Español External link to open a new browser tab/window.
  • Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) San Francisco Police Code – Tagalog