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LEGAL ADVOCACY

Eligibility and Accessibility Services Available at PRC’s Integrated Service Center

 

170 9th Street
San Francisco CA 94103  

Map (The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center Station.) 

(415) 777-0333 

Disability Advocacy

PRC Benefits Counseling offers legal advocacy for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI).

Services are available to:

  • A San Francisco resident living with HIV may access services without a referral 
  • A San Francisco resident with mental health impairments referred by a San Francisco Behavioral Health Services referral site 
  • Individuals who are living with disabilities who are part of a “household.”
  • People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

Location

170 9th Street
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center Station.

Call (415) 777-0333 for more information.

Healthcare Advocacy

PRC’s Equal Access to Healthcare Program (EAHP) team assists with accessing Medi-Cal, Medicare, Covered CA, private insurance, and other programs. Full-scope legal services are available to eligible individuals. 

Services are available to . . . 

  • A person living with HIV and San Francisco resident with an income below 500% Federal Poverty Level
  • Community partners who serve people living with HIV and who are San Francisco residents 

Email: EAHP@prcsf.org or individual or service providers call 415-777-0333 to schedule a consultation for general information and advice. 

Location

170 9th Street
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center 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

170 9th Street
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center 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 limits may apply, depending on circumstances.

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

170 9th Street
San Francisco CA 94103 Map

The closest BART/MUNI station is Civic Center Station.

Call (415) 777-0333 for more information.