The Epiphany Center

  • CA


100 Masonic Avenue
San Francisco
United States

About Us

Mount St. Joseph was founded in 1852 by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul as the Roman Catholic orphanage for children whose parents died in the cholera epidemic, which devastated San Francisco. Seven sisters traveled from Emmitsburg, Maryland to establish this ministry.


The Epiphany Center strengthens family life through programs faithful to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, rooted in Judeo-Christian values and the tradition of service of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.

The Epiphany Center provides client-centered care to a diverse population of children, women, and families who are the most vulnerable in our society. Our purpose is to strengthen family life and to enhance the physical, social-emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth of each person in our care.

Our vision is to create a safe environment that reflects the belief that each person is created by God, is endowed with unique gifts, and is worthy of respect. We believe that our care for individuals enriches their present and future lives, the lives of their families and, through them, the community in which we live.



To create a safe environment that honors individual and cultural differences.

Compassionate Care

To strive for excellence in treatment planning, team work among staff and a healthy environment for both staff and clients.

Inventiveness to Infinity

To work together and to form collaborative partnerships to discover new solutions for every challenge.


To speak and act consistently toward enriching the present and future lives of children, women, and families.


To act with integrity, clarity and honesty.