Because of those we serve, our Felton family knows firsthand why our nation must do better in all aspects of protecting and preserving humanity.

Providing services to the most vulnerable in our communities is our work toward transforming the lives of our impoverished neighbors, seniors, children, families of color, those grappling with mental illness, and those experiencing injustice due to who they are or who they love. It is why we join the clarion call, Black Lives Matter.

Our mission motivates our work, embracing those who have become entangled in our criminal justice system and who now are seeking support as they find their way back to community and family. Through our work, we divert individuals from incarceration and support families and incarcerated men and women transitioning from jails and prisons. Our justice programs honor Felton’s mission to respond to human need with a deep respect for the consumer, and a commitment to social justice.

Al Gilbert, Felton Institute CEO

Al Gilbert
President and CEO
Felton Institute | FSA

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.