M2M: Supporting Justice-Impacted Individuals Experiencing Behavioral Health Issues

Felton Institute is a proven leader in providing impactful and life-changing services for justice-impacted individuals. Felton’s Mission to Motivate (M2M) program serves justice-impacted clients who also experience mild to moderate behavioral health issues.

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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.

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® and 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!

Felton Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate teachers nationwide. 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.”

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Integrated Care:

Addressing the Needs of the Unhoused

Video by The California Chronic Care Coalition.

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.

“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 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!

Dame Drummer Presents:

“Black Daddy: The Experience”


Mon. June 5th, 2023

DOORS: 7:30 PM

SHOW: 8:00 PM

PRICE: $25-$49


Yoshi's Oakland

510 Embarcadero W.

Jack London Square

Oakland, CA

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“Black Daddy: The Experience” is an interactive journey. Part film, part performance, part dialogue and open discussion rooted in “Black Daddy: The Movie,” the award-winning film by Damon Jamal Taylor, aka “Dame Drummer.”

Experience various levels of introspection, healing, and great original music as we unpack the truth behind Black men dedicated to raising their children and the next wave of Black excellence.

“Black Daddy: The Experience” can be enjoyed by a wide viewing audience from children to elders and passed down from generation to generation.

Caring for the mental wellness of one is caring for the mental wellness of all.

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