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Greenlighting May – Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Felton Institute led Mental Health America’s “Light Up Green” campaign for the local Bay Area, where buildings across the country lit up green to help spread mental health awareness.

Felton was honored to host two “Light Up Green” events in San Francisco and Alameda. San Francisco’s tallest building, the Salesforce Tower, joined Felton’s Alameda Headquarters to light up their building green to show support for Mental Health Awareness. It was simply beautiful. The bright green tower could be seen all over SF and Oakland. Felton HQ did not disappoint either! Felton held viewing parties for both events with snacks, music, and glow sticks. Leadership, staff, families, and community members joined in on the fun and recognition of the importance of mental health for all!


(re)MIND® Alameda Open House

Felton’s Early Psychosis programs (re)MIND® & BEAM hosted their annual Mental Health Awareness Open House party to celebrate everyone who has shown their support and made these programs a success! This year’s theme was “Aiming High and Reaching for the Stars.” Clients shared how (re)MIND® & BEAM have positively impacted their lives and expressed gratitude for the life-changing programs. Attendees enjoyed delicious food and drinks, fun games, prizes, a photo booth, and interactive activities!


“Aftershock” Film Screening

In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, Felton Institute was honored to join the Black Leadership Council (BLC) to co-host a powerful film screening of “Aftershock” and a post-film panel discussion at the Historic Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland. This important film highlights the painful realities surrounding Black maternal mortality and how two surviving Black fathers turned their pain into activism and healing for others in the same circumstances.

The event was informative, emotionally impactful, and spurred heartfelt conversations about ways to seek justice for health equity through legislation, medical accountability, and community mobilization.


Felton Celebrates “Teacher Appreciation Week”

Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate teachers across the nation. At Felton, we are beyond grateful to all our educators. The work they do is truly inspiring.

CEO and President Al Gilbert expressed his appreciation as he marveled at our wonderful team of educators who return to the classroom daily excited to encourage our students not only to learn but “to be compassionate and inspire others.”


Integrated Care: Addressing the Needs of the Unhoused

Felton Engagement Specialist Team (FEST) program Manager Shannon Wise gives her personal and professional insights and expertise about providing integrated care for unhoused populations. Wise, who is formally unhoused and has worked with the unhoused in San Francisco for over twenty years, talks about the challenges and solutions to linking the homeless with behavioral health services and supportive housing.


AQCRT Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Angelo Quinto Community Response Team ribbon cutting ceremony featured on multiple media news groups, including CBS News Bay Area.

The City of Antioch held a ribbon cutting ceremony to welcome Felton’s Angelo Quinto Community Response Team (AQCRT) to the community. AQCRT works in collaboration with the City of Antioch, Antioch Police Department, and local community-based organizations to provide a 24/7 non-police response to low-level, non-life threatening 911 calls. Felton was unanimously selected by Antioch City Council to launch the city’s first, as well as Contra Costa County’s first, 24/7 community response team.


Felton Institute Hosts Mother’s Day Brunch at Pier 94!

To honor mothers in the community, Felton hosted a Mother’s Day Brunch at Pier 94 in San Francisco. Attendees enjoyed delicious food and drinks and were presented with gifts! This was a simple but important event to recognize the sacrifice and commitment moms make for their children and families and an opportunity for us to say thank you!



Felton Institute responds to the needs of our community by providing innovative, evidence-informed social services to transform lives. Our organization offers 50+ programs that address mental health, the unhoused, early care and education, those impacted by the justice system, transitional age youth, as well as aging adults. Our award-winning programs, which have been recognized as national models, combine the latest scientific research with cultural sensitivity and a deep commitment to supporting and reflecting the communities we serve.

Founded in 1889, Felton is the oldest secular non-profit social services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. We have expanded our services across most Bay Area counties and continue to be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches to meet the emerging needs of underserved populations.

We know what it looks like to successfully build community.

We foster impactful change by strengthening the community as a premiere service provider. We also strengthen other service providers by supporting them in their fiscal, human resources, communications, IT and overall agency operations. With Felton’s support, they are able to focus on providing the best services to their clients, doing the work they were meant to do.

Felton empowers the community and ensures successful outcomes to all we engage with.

Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.

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