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City Outreach: San Francisco

May 11, 2019  |  July 20, 2019  |  September 13-15, 2019

Serve, Stretch, and Grow With Us in San Francisco

Esther Movement is partnering with Because Justice Matters, a powerful ministry that works with women in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. This inner-city enclave is home to drug addicts, prostitutes, immigrants, refugees, the poor, the homeless, and the hopeless. 


It is a privilege to step into this world for just a moment in time and serve there. It is a privilege though it may not feel like it at first. In fact, it will feel very uncomfortable and maybe even unsafe. This is how most of the people who live here, especially women, feel every single day.


Led by our Ministry Partners (BJM) who know the area well, we will canvass what is arguably the roughest neighborhoods in the city. While we spend the weekend in busy activity prayer walking strip clubs, making lunches for the homeless, and caring for women who live on the streets, it is in our hearts that the Spirit will bring the biggest change. He will stretch us and He will grow us. Time spent in the trenches of the Tenderloin will help us know how to pray for and serve a desperately lost and broken world. 


Space for weekend trips is limited but the day trip option is wide open . Men are welcome to participate! 


Donations Always Needed

The Well, BJM’s neighborhood drop-in center for women in the Tenderloin, needs everything from basic hygiene items to art supplies to nail polish to dance tutus for their precious little ballerinas. Click HERE for more on what is needed and how to donate. 


Team Leader Contact

If you’re interested in learning more please contact Janet Ables at to setup a time to talk. 

Because Justice Matters


Because Justice Matters began as a simple dream to address injustice faced by women in San Francisco. Founder, Ruthie Kim, had been living and working in the Tenderloin district of the city for eight years, witnessing the exploitation and isolation of the women she was reaching.


Towards the end of 2008, they launched their first Monday manicure outreach on a small table on the sidewalk and began developing outreach to women and their families. Since then BJM's services have grown to include street outreach, case management, ESL, parenting classes, mother’s breakfast and much more.


BJM believes in real relationships built over time, with a commitment to help women make choices that build better lives for them and their families.

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