This past month, Skilled service + Determination to serve the most vulnerable = Felton’s demonstrated commitment as a frontline service provider in our community’s battle against the ravages of COVID-19. In addition to my profound appreciation for the bravery of our staff, I want to express gratitude to all of the community partners who have joined with us while we continue to provide essential services as the impact of coronavirus COVID-19 expands.

Felton’s mental health and social service programs range from pre-natal to aging services and COVID-19 affects all of our vulnerable populations. As Felton has for the past 131 years, we have transformed our models of care when circumstances dictate change. While we have pivoted during the last seven weeks and maintained our ability to provide services for the majority of our clients, we know that there will be more navigation of new territory to come; we are working to prepare for the new emerging needs related to this pandemic.

I remain humbled by all that you do on a daily basis to make the harsh realities that many face more bearable. We are truly stronger together and the service and mission that began in 1889 continues.

Al Gilbert, Felton Institute CEO

Al Gilbert
President and CEO
Felton Institute

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.