Jennifer Kiss, vice president of programs at the Saint Francis Foundation and TLHIP director, says the Saint Francis Foundation invested in 826 Valencia’s program to address the stressors affecting children in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco’s highest crime areas
“Children growing up in this neighborhood experience persistent and traumatic stress disorders from exposure to a myriad of social and environmental challenges on a daily basis,” Kiss says. “We know that adverse childhood experiences are negative drivers of long-term mental and physical health. In keeping with our commitment to upstream interventions at the ‘tip of the spear,’ we support initiatives that [positively] impact the drivers of the chronic conditions that end up in our emergency room and psychiatric unit.”
Our partnership with the Saint Francis Foundation was featured on the American Hospital Association’s website! And you can read the full story here.
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