We at Felton Institute hope that you are well during these unprecedented times. In light of Governor Newsom’s announcement and the Department of Public Health Order requiring all California residents to shelter in place, we have made certain adjustments.


Felton Institute is continuing our delivery of critical life transformative mental health and social services for our community. Our staff members continue to provide essential services such as: family support, resource and referral, telehealth, and clinical services, including crisis assessment and intervention, case management, therapy, rehabilitation services and crisis hotlines throughout the five counties that Felton serves. Department of Health “social distancing” COVID-19 guidelines are being implemented throughout the agency. We will continue to monitor this public health crisis daily and act promptly in response to the recommendations and guidance from public health authorities and in the best interest of the communities we serve.

For more information, please call 415-474-7310; we are here for you.

Stress Busters While Sheltering in Place

We’ve included home fitness videos to get you moving, some recommended reading and watching material and some recognition of the many ways that people are reaching out to their loved ones and communities. We hope that the information here is useful whether you are performing essential services or are required to shelter in place and work from home.

Recommended Reading from Psychology Today

Even with constant new developments, we think that Dr. Kristen Fuller’s article, written earlier this month contains a great degree of useful information.

Is the Coronavirus Impacting Our Mental Health? 
Article by Kristen Fuller, M.D. Psychology Today,
Posted Mar 10, 2020

Home Fitness

With working from home and social distancing becomes our “new normal,” it’s important that we still make an effort to stay active. Local government guidelines state it’s still a good idea to get outside and do some exercise, as long as you respect the six foot distance between people. There are also a lot of good youtube resources for an instant 10-minute pick-me-up workout!

Here are just some videos to get you started!

10 minute Cardio Home Workout: no equipment is needed


Family Fun 10 minute workout


10 Minute Pilates at your desk!

FACE COVID – How To Respond Effectively To The Corona Crisis


Connecting with Community

What many people are reporting during this time is that they are expanding their professional and social networks, connecting more deeply with special people in their lives and having memorable conversations while using FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp and other visual means of communication.

Others are re-evaluating connections and limiting their time on social media and pruning their networks. Some companies are noting that their staff members are working together more effectively while focusing on the team mission.

Many artists continue to share their gifts with the world, including these students from Chino Valley, California, who improvised when their scheduled concert was cancelled.

We hope that you enjoy their performance and that you remain in good health. 


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