Public Advocacy Coalition
To ensure every American can participate in the workplace, the classroom, and the community regardless of whether they meet
ideals for masculinity or femininity.
The Human Rights Commission
works to provide leadership and advocacy to secure, protect and promote human
rights for all people. It was established in 1964 by City Ordinance, and became a Charter Commission in 1990. http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfhumanrights_index.asp
The Homeless Advocacy
Project (HAP) provides free legal services, and supporting social services, to individuals and families who are homeless
or at serious risk of homelessness in San Francisco.
General Assistance Advocacy Project (GAAP) GAAP serves homeless and marginally housed San Franciscans
by helping them obtain the public benefits to which they are entitled. So long as there is a need for public benefits, GAAP
provides education, empowerment and advocacy to clients through the involvement of law students and community volunteers.
The Community Health Advocacy
Project (CHAP) helps low-income residents of Alameda and San Francisco county navigate through the maze of today's health care system. CHAP helps
people get the health care they need. Website has many health and legal links.
Legal Referral Panel
provides free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What you do
HIV/AIDS facts, options and actions They have an extensive community resource guide. http://www.whatudo.org/InSite.jsp?page=learn-01-09-07#S2X
Health Association of San Francisco
leadership in mental health education, advocacy, and service for the diverse communities of San Francisco
NAMI of San Francisco
(Formerly the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Vocational,
Self Help and Advocacy Services
for Families of Children with Disabilities
and State Resources:
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San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program
volunteer advocate/mentors are sworn court officers trained to work one-on-one with these children, to assess individual needs,
to advocate for necessary services, and to serve as trusted mentors and friends.
A multi-service agency, serving battered women in San Francisco and the
larger Bay Area through a 24-hour crisis line, support and legal services, plus special support programs for lesbian, Latina-bicultural,
and teen clients.
Violence Law Center FVLC
provides family law attorney service in English and Spanish for domestic violence victims in Alameda County and can provide legal referrals
for other areas of the country. Services are available in any language through our confidential interpreter
Communities United Against Violence (CUAV) CUAV responds to hundreds of
hate crimes that mar the Bay Area each year, helping to heal the scars inflicted on individuals and communities. http://www.cuav.org/links.htm
The Family Violence
Prevention Fund The Family Violence Prevention Fund works to prevent violence within the home, and
in the community, to help those whose lives are devastated by violence because everyone has the right to live free of violence.
San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
Assault Community Resources for Adults in San Francisco
Research and Education
Services for Women and Children
San Francisco Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention Institute on Aging
The San Francisco Consortium for Elder Abuse Prevention is a network of over 40 public and private
agencies which was formed in 1981 to address the needs of abused and vulnerable seniors.
Asian Pacific Fund
Asian Pacific Fund is uniquely positioned to respond to the needs of the Asian American community. The Fund works with over
80 affiliate agencies that provide a range of services across the diverse Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic groups, from health
and human services to art and cultural programs. The Fund makes grants in the seven counties of the Bay Area: Alameda, Contra
Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano.
Project Open Hand
Open Hand provides food and nourishment to improve the quality of life for the men, women and children it serves. Project
Open Hand programs include: meal, grocery and nutrition counseling for people with symptomatic HIV and AIDS; congregate lunch
and nutrition education for people over 60 years of age; meal service for homebound and critically ill people under the age
of 60. Services are available to eligible clients living in San Francisco and Alameda counties, regardless of their race,
color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability or ability to pay.