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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Bold Steps for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Access

PRC is proud and grateful for the series of bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed into law that will tremendously help our clients, partners, and agencies serve the most critical needs of those suffering with behavioral health challenges.  These measures represent bold steps in the right direction that will make it easier for people to access […]
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In History: Medicare and Medicaid Celebrates the 55th Anniversary

On July 30, 1965, Medicare and Medicaid programs were establish when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the legislation them into law. This year marks the 55th anniversary of these important healthcare programs and they have continued to protect the health and well-being of millions of families, saving lives, and improving the economic security in the United States. To […]
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And All That Pride…

Some things don’t have to change. We are who we are. Thank god. While this pandemic will prevent us from marching down Market Street in colorful mass to mark the 50th anniversary of the first Pride parades held in San Francisco and New York City, it does not prevent us from coming together to celebrate ourselves, […]
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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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Computer Learning Center Expands Opportunity

Inside PRC’s buzzing 24-station Computer Learning Center, more than 100 people like Marilyn, Kim, and Sam are building digital literacy and skills to grow their income and workforce engagement. “I’m so excited to move forward and into the workforce again.” Outdated skills and gaps in employment can be hard to face, so PRC Workforce Development […]
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When Personal Networks Aren’t Enough

When she was referred to PRC’s Co-op Supported Living Program by a city clinic, Kathy—a 53-year-old Korean-American woman who moved to the US when she was two—was living with and working as her ailing mother’s caregiver. Kathy had been diagnosed with schizophrenia in her late 20’s following methamphetamine use during graduate school. Since then, she’s […]
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Lift UP SF: A win-win-win for San Francisco

We’re proud to introduce a new pathway to personal and economic growth for the thousands of people overcoming mental health, HIV or substance use challenges each year in San Francisco. One of five California programs selected, the Office of Statewide Health Planning will invest nearly $500,000 over two years in PRC’s award winning workforce development […]
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Moving People Forward: 2019 Impact Report

Dear Friend, It’s been a tremendous year at PRC, and I’m pleased to share PRC’s 2019 Impact Report with you today. As you’ll learn, PRC’s staff, volunteers, and clients have been hard at work transforming lives and the systems San Francisco has in place to support vulnerable adults. We opened PRC’s new Integrated Service Center […]
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Hummingbird Navigation Center in the News

A February 8th article in the San Francisco Chronicle announced a new San Francisco Meth Task Force spearheaded by Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Rafael Mandelman. The task force will prioritize solutions like PRC’s Hummingbird Place that provides crisis care for people recovering from drug or mental health conditions.  Read the story here. In partnership […]
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