Providing Shelter and Hope: Bayview Site F Lead Case Manager, Thomas Taylor

Thomas Taylor, a Bay Area native and Lead Case Manager for Felton’s Bayview Site F, has witnessed many challenges and successes with the unhoused populations he works with. In his role, he oversees case managers and connects clients with life-changing resources.

This vital support creates opportunities for clients to thrive. “I’ve seen people turn their life around,” Mr. Taylor explains.

Felton’s Bayview Site F: In Conversation with Bay Area Rapper Gunna Goes Global

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In honor of Juneteenth, Felton’s Bayview Site F hosted San Francisco native Gunna Goes Global at a community event last week.

Since 2020, Site F has supported unhoused clients with housing by providing them a trailer to live in, complete with water, electricity, and food. Gunna joined Mr. Gilbert in touring the site and participated in a conversation about mental health, suicide awareness and prevention. 

Juneteenth is an important part of America's history and progress toward equality for all citizens, and Gunna Goes Global is committed to the people. 

"I'm the voice of the voiceless, representing people who many have seen, but few have heard."


In addition to the lively discussion, Bay Area barber and owner of LUXGROOM, Notch Taplett, gave residents at Site F haircuts and grooming services, giving them a new look that boosted their confidence and self-esteem.

SF Suicide Prevention's HIV/AIDS Nightline: 

A Call for Help in the Dark

Nightline was created at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic to help at-risk San Francisco communities and individuals. The loss of health and deaths of family and loved ones increased mental health issues and suicidal ideation.

Felton’s Training, Research and Evaluation (TRE) Division Leads in LGBTQIA+ Training

Among the multifaceted behavioral health trainings is an array of topics elevating LGBTQIA+ issues that address mental health and the unique experiences of older adults, immigrants, and youth, in addition to other demographics.

Korean Delegation Visits Felton Institute

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Felton Institute was honored to host Korean Delegates who came to the Bay Area to learn about our cutting-edge Senior Services.

Felton CEO and President Al Gilbert was joined by Senior Division Director Cathy Spensley and Program Director of Workforce and Engagement Services Amy Yu, to present on Felton’s groundbreaking Older Adult programs that support and empower seniors.

The talk was followed by a tour of Sagebrook Senior Living in San Francisco, where Ombudsman Co-Director Benson Nadell spoke about Felton’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, a federally mandated program that advocates for residents in nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities.

We express our gratitude and heartfelt thanks to the Korean Delegation for joining us!

Ombudsman: Advocates Who Give Voice to the Concerns of Long-Term Care Residents

Felton Institute’s San Francisco Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is excited to debut its new video featuring their dedicated staff and volunteers and the residents they serve. The federally mandated program gives a voice to older adults in nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities.

On June 7th, 2023, a special dinner was held at the Presidio Social Club to thank our Long-Term Care Ombudsman volunteers. They were honored for their hard work and commitment to advocating for the well-being and rights of long-term care residents.

Highlights of the evening included the presentation of recognition awards, heartfelt toasts, good food, and meaningful conversations.

The night was filled with gratitude and deep appreciation. It was a memorable and uplifting event for everyone involved!

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