The Salvation Army Golden State Division: San Francisco and Central California

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  San Francisco Harbor Light Center:

1275 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Mailing Address:
1275 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Executive Directors:
Major Michelle Pierce
Major David Pierce


The Harbor Light Center, providing comprehensive chemical dependency treatment for men, women, and families, has been successfully serving the San Francisco bay area for over 70 years. Drug and alcohol addiction are a real part of our social structure and affects many people, their friends, and their families. There is hope. Through a program of progressive care, education, workforce development, and personal development, people's lives are transformed.

Veteran Services

Veteran's face unique personal issues as they re-enter civilian society from their time in service. Our service men and women who are dealing with addiction are often also struggling with service related stress such as PTSD. The Harbor Light Center provides specialized services to our returning veterans to help them gain access to their benefits, find work, gain housing, and develop the skills necessary to lead fulfilling lives.

Community of Services

The Harbor Light Center is a state licensed, multifaceted, comprehensive treatment facility comprised of the HARP Detox Center, Harbor Light-Primary Treatment Program, Harbor House Rentry-Secondary Program, Harbor House Child Care, and the Lighthouse Corps.

Our Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center is a 12-Step, spiritually based social model program. Comprehensive treatment and professional care are provided in a safe, supportive environment. Individuals and families receive help with alcohol and drug issues that include related social, spiritual and cultural concerns.


In 2013, The Harbor Light Center provided...

Harbor Light Center Stats

In addition to detox and rehabilitation programs, the Harbor Light Center Corps Homeless Outreach program distributes on average 1,496 meals and 594 donated items (clothing, blankets, hygiene kits) per week for those in need throughout San Francisco. That's almost 80,000 meals and 31,000 items delivered per year to those living on the streets of San Francisco.

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