Shanti Project reduces isolation, enhances health and well-being, and improves quality of life for individuals experiencing inequities and barriers to care.

This year, we are honored to celebrate 49 years of service in San Francisco. Throughout the years, Shanti has become a critical part of our City’s continuum of care, and we feel more connected than ever to our community—our clients, partners, supporters, and neighbors. Through our work, we foster a sense of belonging for the people who connect with Shanti—within our agency, within communities, and within our City.

We are pleased to share the ways we reduce isolation and build belonging in San Francisco and beyond with highlights from fiscal year 2021-2022 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022).



People received compassionate care, connection, and community with Shanti


Shanti staff members made this work possible, including 24 who have been on staff 5+ years


People offered support as Peer Support Volunteers or Pet Assistance Volunteers


Hours of direct care were provided to clients by Shanti staff and volunteers


HIV Programs Client

“Through the groups and outings at Shanti, I have made friends in the community, which has helped lift me out of my depression. I now have friends that provide me emotional support, and I can talk to them without feeling judged.”


Shanti Volunteer

“Volunteering with Shanti has given me a lot of perspective, a lot of gratitude for what I have, and the difference that one can make, even if it’s just the simple things like commitment—committing to meeting this person once a week.”


LGBTQ+ Aging & Abilities Support Network Client

“Shanti helps keep me out of depression and isolation, helps me not feel alone or lonely, helps me feel like a better person and a citizen of the City.”