Supporting Women & Children Since 1981

Mother's love all the way
Located in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, The Bay Area Women’s and Children’s Center (BAWCC) stands as a beacon of support and empowerment for low-income families, children, and women. Since its establishment in 1981, BAWCC has been dedicated to addressing the multifaceted needs of this diverse inner-city community.

We provide a plethora of services between the two branches of our organization. Our women's center, located at 318 Leavenworth St. provides tutoring, clothing, food, and other resources for women with children.

Likewise, BAWCC is responsible for funding and building The Tenderloin Community Elementary School located at 627 Turk St. Today, we still hold steadfast to our commitment of providing supplemental services and care to teachers, students, and parents.

Signature Programs

Mother and son looking at the flowers next to a Sabinar tree twisted by the wind of El Hierro
The Tenderloin Connections Program builds community through monthly Bay Area adventures, fostering connections between women and their children.
Little girl opening Christmas gift boxes while sitting on the floor near the Christmas tree
During the holidays, the Angel Child Program at BAWCC provides gifts to families, thanks to our generous donors for over 30 years.
The annual event unites the Tenderloin community to improve the school environment through activities, fostering relationships and a commitment to well-being.

Community School

What We Offer at TCS

More than two decades after building TCS, BAWCC is still invested daily in its growth and development. Today we provide a variety of services within the school and hold a tight partnership with the school district to ensure students get the services they need.

The Center

BAWCC’s resource women’s center is newly remodeled and located in the heart of the Tenderloin at 318 leavenworth st. in San Francisco. This center serves as a safe space for women with children to receive a plethora of services and support for their families.

BAWCC Projects


Ways to Donate

By making a tribute donation to Bay Area Women’s & Children’s Center, your gift will make a lasting impact on the lives of others, just as your honoree has done for you.

A Tribute Gift is a meaningful way to honor the memory of a loved one. It is also a way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or any other special occasion.

Workplace Giving

There are several ways to support BAWCC’s programs by giving at your place of work.
Woman gives Ukrainian refugee clothes and toys to support them because of the war attack