Together, We Make a Difference

Collin Burry, Principal at Gensler

When PRC asked me to kick-off their Chair the Love campaign for the new service center at 170 9th Street, I was humbled and honored. And after working together for more than a year to create a permanent home, PRC’s new building is under construction and due to be completed this spring —I couldn’t be more thrilled.

I’ve seen firsthand how integrating the AIDS Emergency Fund, Positive Resource Center and Baker Places into PRC has created a more focused and impactful organization. The late Mayor Ed Lee initiated and supported this change because of the success of the incredible work by the Positive Resource Center team. They have made a difference in the lives of those they’ve served and in the process made San Francisco a better and more compassionate city for everyone. This Spring, PRC will have a one-stop community hub to provide a continuum of care in a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can find support to redirect their lives. San Francisco’s most marginalized and vulnerable individuals and families will have access to cost-effective interventions that range from access to transitional and permanent supportive housing, employment services and workforce reintegration to residential treatment services for people in mental health crises and emergency financial assistance. It can be challenging for people to find the services they need to move their lives forward. If someone needs emergency aid, support in learning new job skills, or help in finding drug treatment programs, PRC is a safe and welcoming place to assist them. This is where you come in – we need your help. An environment like this doesn’t happen by itself –  the collaborative effort, hard work and dedication from the designers, general contractor, vendors, manufacturers, elected officials, and PRC staff have all contributed to make the new space a reality. We’re asking for your help to bring the project over the finish line. Gestures large and small are all appreciated, and you can feel good knowing that you contributed to making lives better. Our campaign called Chair the Love highlights our most current need – furnishing PRC’s new home! With your assistance, this spring PRC’s doors will open wide with the following:

  • Expanded computer lab with 24 terminals to teach job skills and support the job application process
  • Brand new training room for 12 learners
  • Workstations for 80 staff – one-third of PRC’s staff city-wide
  • Counseling rooms to support the 5,000 people PRC uplifts each year

Please follow this link to PRC’s registry page, open through April 30th**, where you can direct your donation.

As a community-based organization on the front lines fighting to remove the barriers to good health and financial stability, PRC’s new location will make a difference. Clients will have an environment where PRC’s outstanding team can provide the best service possible with programming that continues to be an example for care that is a nationwide model. I couldn’t be more proud of our joint accomplishment.

Collin Burry FIIDA LEED AP
Principal, Gensler PRC ElevateSF Cabinet Member   **Chair the Love has been extended to May 31, 2019