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The Village SF will gather indoor and outdoor cultural and ceremonial spaces and American Indian social services under one roof. Adjacent is the Friendship House, a 80-bed residential facility for American Indians recovering from addiction. Both facilities are located in the heart of San Francisco’s American Indian Cultural District, along the Mission District’s 16th Street Corridor, and provide visible testament to the original native history in both the Mission and San Francisco. UDCE is providing joint trench design and coordination for both sites simultaneously - helping power these empowering projects.

Led by an inter-tribal community coalition of Native organizations and groups that serve San Francisco’s Indigenous population, The Village SF will house:

  • A workforce development and continuing education center

  • A youth center

  • A cultural and ceremonial space including a space for elders

  • A medical, behavioral health and dental clinic operated by the Native American Health Center

  • Transitional housing for resident-advisor interns

  • The Women’s Lodge, a family preservation-focused program and residential substance abuse treatment program for American Indian mothers and their young children

  • A rooftop farm where American Indians will cultivate traditional foods and medicines

Rendering: @pyatokarchitects

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