Let’s look back at one highlight of last year’s 130th Anniversary celebration, when San Francisco Mayor London Breed officially proclaimed October 30 as Felton Institute Day in San Francisco.
On October 30, 2019, Mayor London Breed commended the agency’s work and commitment to the city of San Francisco, saying, “Felton has stood the test of time because of its commitment … to all those who need that extra wrap-around support services. Felton is an important partner in making us deliver what is necessary to make San Francisco a better, more equitable place for our residents.”
Felton Institute President and CEO Al Gilbert received the proclamation certificate, as the Mayor expressed her gratitude and involvement in programs. Felton Institute can trace its roots back to 1889. The agency, first called Associated Charities, was founded as the first relief organization in the city of San Francisco. Most famously, Felton Institute spearheaded relief efforts following the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
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