The Filipino Mental Health Initiative of San Francisco was established in 2012 through the collaboration of mental health providers, consumers, advocates, community leaders, and interested community members committed to supporting the wellness of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in San Francisco. Through capacity building, outreach and engagement in the Filipino community, the Filipino Mental Health-San Francisco strives to reduce stigma, promote awareness, and increase access to culturally appropriate wellness services and the effectiveness of the behavioral health services in San Francisco.
The Filipino Mental Health Initiative of San Francisco is one of many programs located in the historic Bayanihan Community Center; a project of the Filipino-American Development Foundation. The community center is 7,000 square feet on the ground floor and basement of the Bayanihan House located at the corner of 6th and Mission Streets in San Francisco's South of Market (SOMA). The Bayanihan House is the site of the former Delta Hotel, a residential hotel that was owned by Dr. Mario Borja, a Filipino. (Bayanihan Community Center Website, 2018)
We invite you to check out the amazing work at our sister sites, FMHI-Solano & FMHI-San Mateo.