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 with the City, PRC launched a Hummingbird Place in 2017, a homeless navigation center on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus in 2017. Unique in focus, it offers people experiencing a psychiatric episode or struggling with substance abuse a safe, welcoming environment with experienced behavioral health specialists to help them see a path forward off the streets. Hummingbird is designed as an entry point for the most frequent users of crisis and inpatient services across San Francisco who are homeless and typically the hardest to engage in stabilizing treatment.
It’s working! At the end of 2018, nearly 1 out of 2 people accessing the program’s overnight beds exited the program to take another step toward health and out of homelessness.
*Photo credit: Santiago Mejia / The Chronicle