165 years serving the San Francisco community

Epiphany Center's roots go back to 1852, when the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul founded Mount St. Joseph's as the Roman Catholic orphanage for children whose parents died in the cholera epidemic that devastated San Francisco. 

Epiphany Center (formerly known as Mount St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth ) has a rich heritage of serving San Francisco’s families. To learn more about how the agency has evolved since 1852 refer to our historic timeline below.

1852 | 1858 | 1862 | 1906 | 1910 | 1921 | 1927 | 1952 | 1953
1976 | 1986 | 1993 | 1995 | 1999 | 2002 | 2004 | Now