Location

Golden Gate ParkThe Waller Center occupies the southeast corner of Waller and Belvedere Streets in San Francisco. We are located one block south of Haight Street, which carries five bus lines and forms the main axis of the greater Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. The MUNI light rail stop at Carl and Cole Streets, the center of the Cole Valley business district, lies four blocks to the southwest of the Waller Center. Parks surround the neighborhood on three sides: Buena Vista to the east, the Panhandle to the north, and Golden Gate Park to the west. Read more about our historic neighborhood here. Click here for directions to the Waller Center.

We are located near the geographic center of the City and County of San Francisco, placing us within only a few miles of each of San Francisco’s iconic attractions. While you are staying with us, please take time to explore our beautiful city! If you would like some recommendations on things to see and do, just ask us, and we will offer some suggestions.

San Francisco provides not just a beautiful setting for visiting non-profits but an exceptional context in which one can examine issues of social justice. The city has long been an important nexus of social justice movements, including movements around lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) concerns, environmentalism, and affordable housing. San Francisco’s diverse population includes Immigrants from all around the world as well as a several thousand residents who live on the streets.

We encourage you to sign up for our a social justice seminar to learn more about how San Franciscans have pushed for social change and responded to community needs. Seminars are custom designed in consultation with participating groups based on visitors’ interests and timeframe. You can find more information on our seminars here.