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LEGAL ADVOCACY

Eligibility for Advocacy Services

Disability Advocacy

PRC offers legal advocacy for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI). San Francisco residents who are HIV-positive and/or have mental health disorders may receive disability advocacy services. HIV-positive individuals may access services directly without referral. Individuals with mental health disorders must be referred by a referring San Francisco Department of Public Health mental health clinic.

Location

785 Market Street (near 4th Street), 10th Floor
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Powell Station.

Call (415) 777-0333 for more information.

Healthcare Advocacy

PRC’s Equal Access to Healthcare Program (EAHP) provides healthcare advocacy to San Francisco residents who are HIV-positive and to HIV service providers. Services include assistance with accessing Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered CA, private insurance, and other programs. Phone consultations are available to individuals and service providers for general information and advice. Full-scope legal services are available to eligible individuals.

Location

785 Market Street (near 4th Street), 10th Floor
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Powell Station.

Call (415) 777-0333 for more information.

EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Eligibility for Employment Services & Computer Training

Services are available to adults 18+ who are living with HIV/AIDS or mental health conditions.

For people who are HIV+ or who have a Mental Health Condition:
New and returning clients need to attend a PRC Employment Services orientation, which is held each Wednesday from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. HIV+ individuals must present a letter of HIV diagnosis at their scheduled intake appointment. There is no orientation the last week in December.

LOCATION

785 Market Street (near 4th Street), 10th Floor
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Powell Station.

Call (415) 777-0333 for more information.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

Eligibility for Residential Services Treatment

PRC Baker Places accepts any adult age 18 and older. Most clients have experienced episodes of homelessness and previous hospitalizations for mental health crises, as well as drug and alcohol intoxication.

All individuals referred from community partners must:

  • Be a resident of the City and County of San Francisco
  • Be marginally-housed or homeless
  • Be uninsured or receiving city or state health benefits (not from employment)
  • Have a source of income (usually SF-CAPP/General Assistance or SSI/SSDI) to pay program fees – with the exception of Joe Healy Detoxification Program, which is a free service

 

All individuals referred to PRC Baker Places’ mental health programs are required to be authorized for treatment stay by the SF Department of Public Health Placement Team prior to admission, as part of the referral process to the PRC Baker Places Intake Department.

The referral process also requires individuals to have a physical exam, tuberculosis clearance, and a mental health diagnosis provided by a licensed practitioner (MD/NP/PA/LCSW/LMFT/Ph.D./Psy.D.).

Acceptance Place and Ferguson Place Eligibility

PRC Baker Places offers two Substance Use Disorder residential programs: Acceptance Place, which is a residential program for gay identified men, and Ferguson Place, which is a residential program for individuals with HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, and Substance Use Disorder diagnoses. The referral process for these two programs requires individuals to have a physical exam, tuberculosis clearance, and a substance use disorder diagnosis. At this time, referred clients do not require SF Department of Public Health Placement Team authorization for treatment stay prior to admission, but will be required to have this authorization in the future.

Joe Healy Detox Program Eligibility

This program accepts clients referred from hospitals, health clinics, and San Francisco’s Respite and Sobering Center, as well as other San Francisco community healthcare partners. A medical provider’s examination is crucial to determine the patient’s appropriateness for the medically-assisted detoxification. A physical examination, tuberculosis clearance, and the drawing and evaluation of required lab work are the referring provider’s responsibilities.

All referrals to the Joe Healy Program must be approved for admission by the Senior Intake Coordinator or the Weekend Intake Coordinator. The Intake Department can be reached from 7 am to 3 pm Monday through Friday, and from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday. Call the department at 415-336-8672. Our fax number is 415-864-2086.

Typically, admissions are accepted into the program between 7am to 5pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. A later admission may be coordinated with the Intake Department.

EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Eligibility for Emergency Financial Assistance Services

Applicants must live in San Francisco and be HIV+. Income limit is $2010/mo for Emergency Assistance, and $4020/mo for Eviction Prevention and AEF-HIPP.

To Apply

Individuals can apply in-person at our office (address listed below) between 10 am and 12 pm or between 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individuals can also apply through one of our community partners.

We Require

A current letter of diagnosis indicating the applicant is HIV+; current proof of income and residency, dated within six months; current housing documentation for rental payments; and/or current bills to be paid, either utility or medical bills.

Location

12 Grace Street, Suite 300
San Francisco CA 94103

The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center Station.

Call (415) 558-6999 for more information.