Admissions Criteria

Prospective residents should meet the following general admissions criteria:

  • have an AIDS diagnosis or disabling HIV
  • be a San Francisco resident
  • be 18 years or older
  • requires 24-hour nursing or hospice care
  • We have one room for one individual without HIV/AIDS; Income less than $34,800
  • accept admissions agreement
  • For more information contact Program Director Crystal Russell, (415) 558-3006,

Levels of Care

Maitri is one of San Francisco’s most respected and valued resources in providing care to people severely debilitated by AIDS. Our current home on Duboce Avenue opened in 1997, after ten years as a residential hospice on Hartford Street. Maitri is licensed as an RCFCI (Residential Care Facility for the Chronically Ill) and offers an innovative, multi-focal program designed to meet the changing needs of people living with AIDS in a dignified and caring manner.

The care offered at Maitri are:

  • End of Life
  • Transitional (short-term medical stabilization)

Maitri’s comprehensive program includes these main components:

  • Access to multi-disciplinary care professionals including nurses, attendants, social workers, physicians, and psychiatrists
  • Single-occupancy room in a facility designed as a healing space, nurturing home, and functional dwelling
  • Spiritual and pastoral support
  • Emotional and practical support volunteers
  • Activities including art therapy, meditation, and bodywork
  • Home-cooked meals by stellar kitchen staff and individual dietary plans to meet specific needs