Summary of our services for the month of July
Total Services 1092
Unduplicated participants 419
Basic Needs 298
Food (including 71 Re-plate) 140
Hygiene/Personal Care 247
Temporary Housing 1
Dental (TW, Studio Dental)10
Dentures (UCSF) 1
Prescription Glasses 54
Employment Services 6
Legal Services 17
Birth Certificates 6
DMV vouchers 81
Haircut referrals 37
Medical Equipment 3
Sleeping bags 29
- We partnered up with staff from SF Realtors and provided clothing, readers, and hygiene items to 29 participants. All 29 participants felt that their needs were met during the event.
- Jordan Vida, a volunteer hair stylist, joined us during optical day and provided haircuts to 8 participants.
- We returned 308 calls from our Resource Line. Our team replied to 60 emails including our website Get Help inquiries. This is the highest we have seen this year.
Participant Story by Leah Campos
Peter* is in the midst a 12-week construction training program that includes a variety of useful skills such as carpentry, solar panel installation, building performance/weatherization, and electrical work. Peter’s case manager wrote a letter on behalf of Peter to help him obtain glasses so that he could successfully perform the critical hands-on component of his program.
Resource Specialist Leah answered the call! First she helped Peter find out if he has MediCal and set up an appointment for him to have his eyes examined. Peter left the office with a scheduled appointment and the PHC and vision volunteer teams worked together to figure out how Peter could get his glasses in time to continue his training. We decided to utilize our partnership with Site for Sore Eyes to see if we could accelerate the process. Site for Sore Eyes provided PHC with a discounted rate of $99 and we were able to use emergency funds to support Peter in making this purchase on his behalf.
When Peter came back into the office, he was wearing his outfit from the training. He expressed gratitude to PHC, and especially Resource Specialist Leah, and had a big smile on his face.
It felt amazing knowing that Peter received his glasses so he can stay in the training program that will enable him to move forward on his career goals!
*Name has been changed to protect the identity of our participant.