Founded in 1889, Felton Institute (Formally Family Service Agency of San Francisco) is the oldest nonsectarian, nonprofit charitable social-services provider in the City and County of San Francisco.
Our mission is to strengthen families by providing caring, effective, and innovative social services, with special emphasis on the needs of low-income families, children, the elderly, and disabled people, thus improving the quality of life for all San Franciscans.
Not surprisingly, in a city filled with such astonishing cultural, economic, and ethnic diversity, Felton Institute addresses a large and varied population. With 34 programs in 11 languages at sites throughout the area, our comprehensive array of services reaches across all racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic lines. More than 70% of our clients have annual incomes below the poverty level, about 65% of the clients are of ethnic or racial minorities, and over half are female. Our programs have been recognized as national models and have received the highest possible ratings from San Francisco's Department of Public Health.
At the heart of our work is the belief that individuals and families in crisis must have access to services and resources to help them build on their inherent strengths and develop self-sufficiency.
With the support of our generous partners, Felton Institute helps turn today's problems into tomorrow's solutions.