Hummingbird Valencia Opens in San Francisco’s Mission District

On Tuesday, May 18th, Hummingbird Valencia opened its doors to San Francisco adult residents experiencing homelessness, mental health crises and substance use disorders. Based on the success of its predecessor, Hummingbird Potrero, the Valencia respite center will be a vital resource to help the City’s most vulnerable on a path to a better future.                 “PRC’s […]
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“Your donation to PRC will change lives. It changed mine.”

Calvin first learned about PRC during a chance meeting with PRC Employment Specialist Lauren Vega while volunteering at the Castro Country Club, a clean and sober gathering place for the LGBTQ recovery community. Lauren had been seeing clients there and suggested PRC’s LiftUp SF career pathway training program to Calvin. A big believer in things happening for a reason, Calvin decided to give it a shot. He’s so glad he did.
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Client Spotlight: In His Own Words

Dave Charbonneau sat down in June to talk about his experiences with addiction and PRC. You narrow yourself into a corner when you use for a long time. I was emaciated, missing teeth, homeless, jobless, unemployable, and contracted HIV. When you’re in that place, it’s hard to see any possibility. What’s on the other side? […]
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Reinvesting in Black Communities

Seeded by a generous grant from Gilead Sciences, the Black/African American Leadership Council (BAALC) launched in August 2019 to sharpen focus on addressing disparities impacting the African-American community in San Francisco. PRC expected a year-long quiet phase for the collective of 47 (and counting) cross-sector African American leaders before publicizing the BAALC. However, urgency surrounding both the pandemic […]
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COVID-19 ADAP Update from the California Department of Public Health Office of AIDS

For all participants whose enrollment expired or was set to expire before August 30, 2020 ADAP & PrEP-AP has extended eligibility to August 31, 2020 OA-HIPP, EB-HIPP & MDPP enrollments have been extended through September 30, 2020 New ADAP applicants can reach out by phone or email to an enrollment worker Find an Enrollment Worker Site here […]
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What is PrEP?

Have you heard of PrEP and wondered what it stood for? PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. PrEP is a daily HIV prevention pill for those who are HIV-negative and want to reduce their risk of exposure to HIV.  Research shows that, when taken consistently, PrEP provides protection from contracting HIV in a high percentage of […]
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Black Lives Matter

In response to the tragic events of the past week, we want to restate our key organizational value of Justice in all its forms. Our clients represent communities that have long faced cyclical poverty and structural inequity. At a time when their suffering is already compounded by COVID-19’s devastating impact on their health, community and […]
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Emergency Response to COVID Must Include Behavioral Health

What happens when Californians living with mental illness and substance use disorders (SUDs) are unable to receive the care they need? Historically, many end up in jails and Emergency Departments or living on the street. Before COVID-19, this was an inadequate solution, one that community safety net providers worked hard to remedy. Now, the need […]
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A new job and new hope: Henry’s Resilience

A sense of momentum was hard to hold onto with the COVID-19 pandemic unfurling around him. Not only did Henry lose his income as a driver for Lyft, but his sense of well-being and a promising future—like all of us struggling to stay positive and focused during the changed circumstances of this public health emergency—disappeared. I […]
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Accessing Services During COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place

Your health and safety are our top priority at PRC. During this COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) public health emergency, we remain steadfast in our mission to stabilize and champion the most vulnerable among us and to support adults of all ages who are affected by addiction, HIV/AIDS, mental health challenges, under or unemployment, and homelessness.  We are […]
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