On January 24, 2020, Felton celebrated the start of the Early Intervention Program at our Sojourner Truth Center site with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The event was organized by COO Yohana Quiroz and Early Intervention and Inclusion Director Michelle Kaye.

Yohana spoke about Felton’s vision and replication of services expanding Felton’s impact in this community; Michelle shared the importance of finally having early intervention services in the Bayview community. Phyllis Hogan, Training and Volunteer Supervisor, spoke about Felton’s 49 year legacy of providing early intervention services to children with special needs.

Sojourner Truth Center Site Supervisor, Telma Alcantara told everyone about her special connection with Felton because her grandson with special needs received services at Felton’s Family Developmental Center. A Sojourner Truth Center parent spoke about how much his son has benefited from receiving care at the center.


The event was attended by Felton Early Care and Education staff, Sojourner Truth Center family members and Felton board members. The festive event received community support from funders and community partners including First Five San Francisco, San Francisco Office of Early Care and Education, the Low Income Investment Fund, Golden Gate Regional Center, Instituto de la Raza, Help me Grow, and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. It concluded with a ribbon cutting and a tour of the classrooms.

Enjoy this featured video about Felton’s programs and to hear one parent’s testimony of how her daughter benefitted from our programs.

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About Felton Institute: Founded in 1889, Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based mental health and social services that transform lives. Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.

Offering more than 50 acclaimed and honored programs that address homelessness, mental health, prenatal, adolescent, adult and senior needs, Felton Institute provides services in San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Marin, and Monterey counties.

Felton is named for its social services pioneer and executive director Dr. Katharine “Kitty” Felton who was called the ”conscience of San Francisco” and was committed to ensuring that children and families in crisis have access to social services and resources in order to help them build upon their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency. www.felton.org