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    The Felton Institute responds to human needs with cutting-edge social services and mental health programs that combine the best social science research with cultural sensitivity, a deep respect for the individuals served and a commitment to social justice.

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    Providing Services for 125 years

    Felton Institute and Family Service Agency of San Francisco meet the social services and mental health needs of some of San Francisco’s most vulnerable populations.

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    We utilize strength-based approaches that respect the individual and focus on the goals of the client.

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    PREP and BEAM

    The PREP and BEAM programs offer early intervention and comprehensive treatment for Early Psychosis and Bipolar I Disorder in teens and young adults.

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    Felton pursues rigorous research and provides training in proven evidence-based practices and modalities in order to ensure the best quality treatment and care available.

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    Care and Compassion

    Felton offers care management to low-income adults and seniors living with physical or mental health disabilities and challenges.


October 1, 2014—The Felton Institute Board of Directors has announced that President and CEO Bob Bennett has been placed on administrative leave effective immediately pending the outcome of the Board’s assessment into an anonymous concern regarding the personal blog site of Mr. Bennett and materials contained therein.

Chief Operating Officer Al Gilbert, a long-tenured Felton Institute executive, will assume the role of Acting President and CEO.

The Board will conclude our internal assessment and reconvene within ten days to discuss our findings and determine the best course of action for the future of Felton Institute and the thousands we serve on a daily basis.

As we celebrate our 125th anniversary this October, Felton Institute looks forward to continuing our mission of providing exceptional social services and treatment to low-income families, children, the elderly and people living with disabilities.

Felton Institute Board of Directors

Any inquiries regarding this matter should be addressed to Board Chair Paul Adams at the email below.
Paul Adams, Felton Institute Board Chairpadams@felton.org

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