FEST is comprised of Felton Engagement Specialist Team (FEST) members who are skilled case managers working in collaboration with the San Francisco Departments of Public Health, Public Works, Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and the San Francisco Police Department.
Learning with Leaders brings together board members, guests, and staff in an intimate setting to learn more about Felton’s programs. Dr. Robin Ortiz, Director of Business Development and Justice Services and Curtis Penn, Program Director for FEST and Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) explains how FEST is providing critical services for those who are insecurely housed or homeless.
The FEST program collaboration provides rapid response, community engagement, service linkage and relationship-building assistance to San Franciscans in the Justin Herman Plaza, Castro, Showplace Square, Mission, and Civic Center neighborhoods. The group focuses on those who are insecurely housed or not housed at all.
The collaboration provides rapid response, community engagement, service linkage and relationship-building assistance to San Franciscans in the Justin Herman Plaza, Castro, Showplace Square, Mission, and Civic Center neighborhoods. The group focuses on those who are insecurely housed or who are homeless.
Engagement Specialists provide outreach and service linkage to support clients by addressing any combination of substance use, mental health, and physical health needs. The team also attempts to secure temporary or permanent housing and promotes wellness, recovery, and safety for eligible clients.
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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 60 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