Trust. Integrity. Respect.

Our program was started in the spring of 2000 by Francis Ford Coppola along with a group of residents and merchants who joined together to discuss the rise of homelessness in their neighborhood. Rather than merely feeding them and sending them on their way, these neighborhood visionaries envisioned a real change; a resource center that homeless and low-income residents could use as a base and a starting point to rebuild their lives and reconnect with their community. North Beach Citizens was born in January 2001 staffed only with volunteers. Within one month, North Beach Citizens was working with 50 homeless citizens.


Our Staff

The North Beach Citizens team that makes all of our work possible.


Kristie Fairchild

Executive Director

"Our service-oriented approach provides a welcoming environment for our clients and serves as a catalysts for change. Our success stories provide a platform for our new clients to find hope that they, too, can recover and ultimately help others along their journey. I am always amazed by the tenacity, optimism, and gratitude of those we serve. The clients we serve motivate me every day to continue to serve the community."



Operation & Program Manager



Street Beautification Supervisor


Program Aid

Janet Pak

Development & Program Assistant

Francis Ford Coppola, Chairman
J. Timothy Falvey, President
Stephanie McNeill, Vice President
Simon W.R. Snellgrove, Treasurer
Sharna Brockett, Secretary

Janet Crane
Nick Ferris
Jeanne Milligan
Janine Moss
Pratap Penumalli
Kelly Powers


1034 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
tel: (415) 772-0918
fax: (415) 358-5893

Monday – Friday: 9:30AM – 12:00PM
Monday – Friday: 1:30PM – 5:00PM by appointment only
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed



General Inquiries