Felton Institute and LGBTQIA+ Advocacy: A History of Activism

The LGBTQIA+ history in the San Francisco Bay Area is proud, prominent, and prestigious. San Francisco has trailblazed countless steps forward for the LGBTQIA+ community. With the city’s first gay bar opening in 1908, its inauguration of the Gay Pride Parade in 1970,...

Employee Spotlight: Dr. Schon Wade on Empowerment and Inclusion

Dr. Schon Wade empowers others by being herself. As the Training and Special Projects Coordinator, she brings personal experience and professional expertise to her role, while emphasizing the importance of self-acceptance. “I think empowerment comes from within,” she...

Celebrating the Legacy of Juneteenth

Juneteenth, the nation’s oldest commemoration marking the end of slavery, is a day of reflection and celebration. Also known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, and Freedom Day, it was first observed over one hundred and fifty years ago and just last year declared a...

Michael N. Hofman on Giving Back

“If you want something, you have to give it away,” Board Secretary and Finance Committee Chair Michael N. Hofman asserts. He was given this invaluable insight by a fellow board member, explaining “if you want fulfillment, or success, or security, then you have to give...

Employee Spotlight: Malage LeBlanc on Access and Accessibility

Felton has always understood that equitable access to quality Mental Health services is paramount. Our commitment is reflected in the breadth of our behavioral health services and the diversity of populations served. Beyond access, what we must consider is the...

We Are the Safety Net

We learned many lessons and remembered some universal truths during the COVID-19 pandemic. We were reminded of the lengths we will go to keep our loved ones safe, how much we miss when we’re isolated, and what we’re willing to do to protect and help those most...

Volunteer Spotlight: Patty Hayes on Aging with Dignity

Consider having to organize an assisted living situation for an aging family member, perhaps even having to place them in a long-term care residence. You want the best for your loved one, so you’ve done what research you can and found a place that looks nice with...

Solmar Learning Center Officially Opened to the Public

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 18, 2022) – Felton Institute celebrated the opening of its fifth early care and education site, Solmar Learning Center (SLC), with a ceremony complete with special guests, speeches, tours and ribbon cutting. The ceremony, full of laughs, a...

March Brought Spring and Board Transitions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 2022) – On the cusp of seasonal change, Felton Institute too, has experienced recent changes to its Board of Directors. We proudly welcome two new members, Daniel Costello and Dr. George Woods, who began their tenure September 2021 and January...