There's always sections of a city, where the surroundings and atmosphere doesn't feel as safe or as clean as the rest of the city. It seems, somehow, all the unsightly people, the homeless, the addicts, are all pushed into one area. An area of controlled chaos, where anything goes.
In San Francisco, this is the Tenderloin.
A district where there are more liquor licenses per square block than anywhere else in the city, where crack is bought, sold, and used in broad daylight, a place where its hard not to walk down the street and not see someone drunk, no matter the time of day. As you walk, its almost hard to notice that you are surrounded by buildings, but, in its day, this was a hub of nice hotels and theaters only now to be government subsidized and low income SROs (Single Room Occupancy).
These hotels have become slums, where not only do drug lords and pimps have their rule, but also isolated and lonely people shut themselves in from the rest of the world.
As City Impact says, "The health of a community is determined by what happens behind closed doors". So if you want to see lasting long-term change and see the lives of these hurting individuals restored, how do you go about that?
EVERY FLOOR, EVERY DOOR
That's the way, for the 37,000 residents in the hundreds of buildings in the Tenderloin, Adopt-a-Building (a ministry of San Francisco City Impact) is committed to "Every floor, every door, to intervene through building relationships that will lead people to life transformation. "