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IFR 2017 Year in Review

Filed Under: Education, Family, Health, Help, Immigrants, LGBT, Programs, Youth

As 2017 comes to an end, we take some time to reflect back on all that IFR’s programs have accomplished this year.

Casa Corazón – the Chicano/Latino Family Resource System collaborative is comprised of four agencies that provide linguistically and culturally appropriate services for Latino families.

  • 704 participants received services during the period of November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017.
  • 570 participants participated in group services between November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017, including parent leadership classes, parenting workshops, parent support groups, parent/child interactive groups, and school readiness children groups.
  • 185 participants received individual services between November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017,
    including case management, differential response, family advocacy, enhanced visitation, job training, and therapy/counseling.

Early Intervention Program – Early Intervention provides mental health consultation services to care providers of children 0-14.

  • 1,459 children, 467 teachers and administrators and 523 parents received mental health consultation services during FY2016-17.
  • 30 early learning sites, over 20 Latino family child care providers, and 6 SFUSD elementary school sites received mental health consultation services.
  • 101,175 service hours were provided by Strong Parents and Resilient Kids (SPARK) to young children and their families living in Sunnydale Housing Development or were referred from Foster Care Mental Health during FY2016-17.
  • Early Intervention provided annual citywide trainings to all new consultants providing services under the Early Childhood Mental Health Initiative.

Indigena Health & Wellness Collaborative – The Indigena Health and Wellness Collaborative work to improve the health and well-being of Indígena families in San Francisco.

  • 3,197 participants received IHWC services during FY2016-17.
  • 384 Mayan/Indígena individuals participated in workshops.
  • 330 Mayan/Indígena individuals participated in spiritual ceremonies and cultural activities.
  • 111 Mayan/indigenous individuals participated in the annual “Health and Wellness” event focusing on trauma, its effects, and coping mechanisms.
  • 65 Mayan/Indígena individuals and families received individual/family therapeutic services, including screenings and assessments, crisis intervention support, risk reduction counseling, and clinical case management.

La Clinica – La Clínica addresses the social, emotional, and spiritual needs of the Chicano/Latino/Indígena community utilizing traditional, contemporary, and complementary approaches to community mental health.

  • 726 encounters for Behavioral Health and Primary Care Integration were provided in FY2016-17.
  • 183 adults and 109 children received mental health services in La Clinica from January 2017 to present.
  • Of 79 youth served, 66.7% improved on 50% or more items related to trauma.
  • 168,932 hours of direct service, including mental health services, medication support, crisis intervention and case management, were provided to adults in FY16-17.

La Cultura Cura – La Cultura Cura offers youth positive alternatives to violence and incarceration through a range of services and cultural arts activities, including intensive case management, court advocacy, mental health services, and innovative arts programming.

  • 326 youth received trauma recovery and healing services in FY2016-17.
  • IFR hosted 2 Drumming for Peace sessions to promote neighborhood peace and support individual, family and community healing.
  • La Cultura Cura conducted 231 hours of outreach activities to raise awareness of available programs and services.
  • 72% of program participants receiving individual treatment services showed improved functioning.
  • 70,381 hours of mental health and case management services were provided as part of Intensive Supervision and Clinical Services and Family First program during FY2016-17.
  • Semillas, which provides access to treatment through venue-based outreach and on-site group programming support, provided 158,248 hours of community and client services during FY16-17.

Roadmap to Peace – The Roadmap to Peace Initiative is a community-driven effort aimed at improving the health and wellness, safety, and economic well-being of Latina/o youth in San Francisco.

  • 146 youth, ages 13-24, were served during FY2016-17.
  • Youth received over 21,000 hours of services, including academic support, counseling, family support, job development/placement, job readiness training, medical/dental care, and supportive services during FY2016-17.
  • RTP was awarded the San Francisco Human Rights Commission 2016 Hero Award for their efforts to advance civil and economic rights in San Francisco’s diverse and multicultural communities.
  • RTP received the prestigious Leadership Peacemaker Award by Community Boards for their work as a “change maker and on-the-ground peacemaker who make San Francisco a city of healthier, more just, and respectful neighborhoods and communities.”
  • RTP Director Gloria Romero received the Community Service Award by the Mayor’s Office at the City’s Latino Heritage Month celebration.

Si a La Vida – Si a la Vida –Integrated HIV Services provides a range of culturally-based services for Latinos at risk of infection, and those living with HIV/AIDS in San Francisco, and health and wellness programs for LGBTQ Latinas/os.

  • SLV raised over $2,500 to support LGBTQ Latina/o youth and TransLatina programs in the national Give OUT Day
  • 72 clients received medical case management services from November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017.
  • 27 HIV positive individuals received mental health group counseling services from November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017.
  • 60 unduplicated clients received individual mental health services from November 1, 2016, to November 1, 2017.
  • 671 contacts were made through the PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) medication program to prevent HIV infection at SLV’s participation at the annual community engagement events: Miss & Mr. Safe Latino, Pride, Up Your Alley, and Folsom St. Fair.
  • 117 transgender clients were served from January 2017 to present in an array of services including immigration and medical referrals, and support letters for asylum procedures.
  • 73 HIV tests were provided to transgender clients from January 2017 to present.
  • 607 HIV tests (in collaboration with Mission Neighborhood Center) were conducted from January 2017 to present through our community engagement activities and events.
  • 3000 client engagements were provided from January 2017 to present under prevention services.

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