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...