Infinite Global partners with St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco to release short film
April 8, 2020
Infinite Global is pleased to announce its role in producing a short film on behalf of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco (SVDP-SF). Established in 1860, SVDP-SF’s mission is to offer hope and service on a direct person-to-person basis, working to break the cycles of homelessness and domestic violence.
For the past two years, Infinite Global has provided pro bono support to SVDP-SF, focusing on internal and external communications, as well volunteering from time to time at the organization’s Multi-Service Center South (MSC-South) shelter, San Francisco’s largest and most extensive homeless shelter. Inspired by witnessing the organization’s critical efforts to curb homelessness during one of these visits, Infinite Global worked with SVDP-SF to produce the film, “Awakening at the Drop-in.”
The video profiles one of SVDP-SF’s many critical functions: its Drop-In Center at the MSC-South shelter. The Drop-In Center is essentially the lobby of the shelter, but it has become a hub for transformation and recovery of the chronically homeless in the city. Open 24 hours and offering about 70 chairs, visitors are able to stay as long as they wish. Most do not have shelter and the Drop-In Center serves as their only respite from the streets.
Most inspiring about the Drop-In Center is the way those who enter are treated. The staff meets each person with compassion and with no judgement, quickly cultivating a sense of worthiness to be alive. Once that confidence builds, the team encourages the next step in their healing process, meeting everyone right where they are with respect and patience. Before their name is called for a shelter bed, many here are already of the road to recovery from circumstance. As a testament to the care and service those at St. Vincent de Paul and the Drop-In Center provide, people come back to the facility long after they are housed and helped to give thanks and spend time with the organization’s staff and volunteers.
If you are interested in learning more about SVDP-SF’s mission check out their website here.