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[singing] [applause] [♪] ♪ homelessness in san francisco is considered the number 1 issue by most people who live here, and it doesn't just affect neighbors without a home, it affects all of us. is real way to combat that is to work together. it will take city departments and nonprofit providers and volunteers and companies and community members all coming together. [♪]
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>> the product homeless connect community day of service began about 15 years ago, and we have had 73 of them. what we do is we host and expo-style event, and we were the very force organization to do this but it worked so well that 250 other cities across the globe host their own. there's over 120 service providers at the event today, and they range anywhere from hygiene kits provided by the basics, 5% -- to prescription glasses and reading glasses, hearing tests, pet sitting, showers, medical services, flu shots, dental care, groceries, so many phenomenal service providers, and what makes it so unique is we ask that they provide that service today here it is an actual, tangible service people can leave with it. >> i am with the hearing and speech center of northern california, and we provide a
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variety of services including audiology, counselling, outreach, education, today we actually just do screening to see if someone has hearing loss. to follow updates when they come into the speech center and we do a full diagnostic hearing test, and we start the process of taking an impression of their year, deciding on which hearing aid will work best for them. if they have a smart phone, we make sure we get a smart phone that can connect to it, so they can stream phone calls, or use it for any other services that they need. >> san francisco has phenomenal social services to support people at risk of becoming homeless, are already experience and homelessness, but it is confusing, and there is a lot of waste. bringing everyone into the same space not only saves an average of 20 hours a week in navigating the system and waiting in line for different areas, it helps them talk, so if you need to sign up for medi-cal, what you need identification, you don't have to go to sacramento or wait in line at a d.m.v., you go across the hall to the d.m.v. to get your i.d. ♪ today we will probably see
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around 30 people, and averaging about 20 of this people coming to cs for follow-up service. >> for a participant to qualify for services, all they need to do is come to the event. we have a lot of people who are at risk of homelessness but not yet experiencing it, that today's event can ensure they stay house. many people coming to the event are here to receive one specific need such as signing up for medi-cal or learning about d.m.v. services, and then of course, most of the people who are tender people experiencing homelessness today. >> i am the representative for the volunteer central. we are the group that checks and all the volunteers that comment participate each day. on a typical day of service, we have anywhere between 40500 volunteers that we, back in, they get t-shirts, nametags, maps, and all the information they need to have a successful event. our participant escorts are a core part of our group, and they are the ones who help participants flow from the
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different service areas and help them find the different services that they needs. >> one of the ways we work closely with the department of homelessness and supportive housing is by working with homeless outreach teams. they come here, and these are the people that help you get into navigation centers, help you get into short-term shelter, and talk about housing-1st policies. we also work very closely with the department of public health to provide a lot of our services. >> we have all types of things that volunteers deal do on a day of service. we have folks that help give out lunches in the café, we have folks who help with the check in, getting people when they arrive, making sure that they find the services that they need to, we have folks who help in the check out process, to make sure they get their food bag, bag of groceries, together hygiene kit, and whatever they need to. volunteers, i think of them as the secret sauce that just makes the whole process works
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smoothly. >> participants are encouraged and welcomed to come with their pets. we do have a pet daycare, so if they want to have their pets stay in the daycare area while they navigate the event, they are welcome to do that, will we also understand some people are more comfortable having their pets with them. they can bring them into the event as well. we also typically offer veterinary services, and it can be a real detriment to coming into an event like this. we also have a bag check. you don't have to worry about your belongings getting lost, especially when that is all that you have with you. >> we get connected with people who knew they had hearing loss, but they didn't know they could get services to help them with their hearing loss picks and we are getting connected with each other to make sure they are getting supported. >> our next event will be in march, we don't yet have a date set. we typically sap set it six weeks out. the way to volunteer is to follow our newsletter, follow us on social media, or just visit our website. we always announce it right away, and you can register very easily online. >> a lot of people see folks
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experience a homelessness in the city, and they don't know how they can help, and defence like this gives a whole bunch of people a lot of good opportunities to give back and be supported. [♪]
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>> my name is kamal lane, and i've lived in san francisco for 30 -- let's say 31 years. i lived there a year february
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29, 2017, my grandma's birthday. the thing that's cured my home is the mayor's office. when my number was called, i was excited because my number was number three. to rent a home in san francisco means that i'm able to be with my family to support me, me to support them. then, the opportunity for my daughter to get a good paying job. my favorite thing of my new home in hunters view is the view of the bay bridge, oakland, and a piece of the golden gate. it's peaceful and quiet, and they have a lot of activities for families. they have art class, where you can paint, they have trips, where they take the children. we went to a black art museum, we went to a jazz festival, we went ice skating. there's a lot -- they have a
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lot of activities up here, and that's one thing that i really love about it, i love my bedroom. it's peaceful, it's quiet, where i can think, play, and just have my quiet time. i love my bedroom. this is my home because this is where i live. me and my children, we love in here, we -- just being with my grand kids and loving somewhere and having somewhere is home. we love being together, and your heart -- wherever your heart is, that makes it home for you. thank you for coming today. my name is debbie muslim president of the commission on the status of women thank you. thank you i'll take it.
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thank you. it's women's history month and we've been so proud to partner with the mayor's office on holding this event i want to thank all the people that are here today as we launch women's history month it's incredible thing to see elected officials i'm commissioners community leaders. are male allies who were here so thank you for coming to spend this time with us. i'd like to recognize my colleagues on the commission on the status of women and if you will stand please as i call your name. we have commissioner sonia malala malala as they're celebrating too. i know it's you commissioner andre a shorter commissioner applause and commissioner kerry schwab pomerantz. as i
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also if you will indulge me i wanted to introduce and recognize mahjong phil hauer if she's here who was also on the commission with us before she was tapped in a senior role with the mayor's office. thank you so much marjan and introduce our director as well dr. emily mrsa like master applause i wanted to say a couple quick things when i just wanted to say what a privilege it is to serve on the commission on the status of women in san francisco is the strongest commission in the country and there's a couple of reasons why? number one is we have an a department that back says up as well as resources. dedicated to us per authority of the mayor to implement our mission which is to uplift the quality of life for women and girls in san francisco. we have a particular focus on prevention of violence and economic equality. we also have a very unique history in san francisco which is this. many decades ago the u.n. adopted human rights treaties specifically for women and girls. it's called
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the conventions and the discrimination against women. it gives us codifies us as equals in the law. now the people of san francisco voted to adopt this locally. we were the first city to do this. and for many years. the only city to do this and we did it in the face of the federal government failing to do this. which i think speaks to history repeating itself now but the people of san francisco adopted this saying to the women and girls in our community we see you. we respect you and you deserve dignity so i'm always proud to be a san franciscan when i think about that. so it's such a privilege to serve on the commission march is my favorite month because it's women's history month and really gives us an intentionality in a focus around highlighting women and really honoring these unsung heroines that we have in our community. every day and i know we'll talk a little bit more about the three women here today. and speaking of honoring heroines i have the opportunity to induce are mayor mayor clinton breed. this is our first opportunity
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through the commission to celebrate her during women's history month and i wanted to say a couple of things about her. i've known the mayor. for many years before she became a supervisor before she answered the call and really led us to a difficult time in this city before she answered the call to leadership and became our mayor and i can tell you a couple of things about her. number one she's always been a leader in this community around strength and grit and resilience and self-determination so thank you for that. even before you were in elected office she's always been there for women. i think many people know she's been a mint tea of senator kamala harris who i've worked for for many years and i can tell you. she was there through the good times and bad says when she supports you she supports you and i think that's rare and something to be acknowledged and she is a person of action she's gonna get stuff done and we've already seen that since she's been mayor. she's worked with us to partner for strengthen protections for
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sexual assault survivors. strengthen protections for sexual harassment guidelines here at the city really underscoring that all people have the right to work and their workplaces without violence she's held up our youth making it a priority to give internships every summer that economic pathway that so important. as well as girls and our community so for all these reasons them anymore i'm a proud. every time i get a say. mayor of london breed. applause thank you. commissioner maslow and thank you to everyone who is joining us here today i also would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge some of our elected officials are sheriff vicki hennessy is here? thank you for joining us? and our treasurer wholesale cisneros is joining us as well and thank you to our fire chief joanne hayes white for being here as well as the director of emergency
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management mary ellen carol thank you so much. some amazing women leaders in the city and county of san francisco i'm just love in the crowd today i am so excited. it is about time that we kick off women's history one month when a woman mayor isn't it. as and oftentimes when you talk about women and you talk about incredible women it's usually names that most of us recognize as important figures like kamala harris who is running for president and nancy pelosi who is the speaker of the house and amazing woman and all of these incredible women it from san francisco and all over the country today i chose to honor a number of women who are also heroes who are heroes in this city hall.
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she grows in their respective communities and they are doing things that are absolutely amazing. not because they are looking for recognition but because they love and care about their community. and they have spent their entire lives serving other people for the purposes of making sure that their communities and their cities their city thrives and so the purse first person that i am recognizing is someone who i i've known my entire life. we know our as you today. there's you take. there's little you say you take real offered has been just a important figure in our community. let me tell you this woman has done so many amazing things for so many people. the list goes on and on and on. yes we know in
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the fillmore western edition community about the work that she's done around the turkey giveaways the toy give away the every time there's a funeral she's the one who's cook in the food every time someone comes home after serving time her house is the house that they go to to get some support and oftentimes she's doing this by pulling her own money out of her own pocket to help support people in the community you today is there to uplift us. she's there to pray for us. she's there to support us. she's there to comfort us especially during challenging times. in the western addition community we're lucky because she is this unifying support invoice she is just a constant support and even when we're going through oftentimes very challenging times she is right there to lift us up. in a way that just makes us feel better we are so lucky to have her in the western
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edition community we are so lucky to have had her in our lives for so long whether it's a feeding the seniors at queen data and they love to see you come in. they love to see you. come in because you always give them a smile and a kind word you don't just serve food you give yourself to people you've been doing it for so long you raised two amazing kids look a little rodney over there i see a big right. me and your partner who has been there for you since again i can remember. you guys are like the first couple of fillmore there like they're like that the first momma in the first daddy i feel mo we are just so blast and lucky that you know you are such a kind person with a kind heart who gives back to the community time and time again and so when i was thinking about people to honor. all i can think about is you tell you today whether it's me calling you say you too. i need some chicken and
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you like big rodney. you know you've got to fry lending some chicken. or it's. we need your help you today. we need you to come and help take up the mantle for whatever it takes. you always say yes. you always answered the call. so many people are here today because you answer the call when they need you the most. we're gonna have to make some new rules around here now. somebody is getting married. they're happy. so but you know it just means so much to just know you and to have you as a part of my life and so many folks who are here today. and so i just thought it was more appropriate than never. as we celebrate the kickoff of women's history month to honor a true phenomenal woman. ladies and gentlemen. today we honor uk rather fur thank you so much money.
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applause i would just like to start off by saying thank you so much. mayor of london brie for recognizing me truly appreciate it into the beautiful city of san francisco to my lovely family lovely family and to my wonderful friends had always stand by me always stand by me do everything i eggs for for the community. i'll call them they come. they stand by me and for me. and i would like to start to knowledge.
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my husband brought me my godson jimmy. my brother siddique my brother's shy and my brother windale is not here but anything i asked him for it to help meet with the community. they helped me i love working for my community is just something i love to do and i have a friend that she's here stephanie jackson we've been friends for 28 years and she works at raw ada arms and that's why i've been volunteering feed the seniors over 10 years. in i just have this drive in my heart to help to do and i just want to make san francisco in my community. the best i can and i just want to thank you again mayor london brie for this wonderful wonderful ward. as we also have fought each of our honorees as
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mayor. i get a scarf with my name on it and in fact i wanted to take this opportunity to show you the scarf each of the honorees will be getting one. of the city and county of san francisco and if you look closely you'll see the african-american art and culture complex right there. and courtesy of john's grill they wanted to make sure that you had a lovely romantic dinner for two with you and your husband so here's a gift certificate from johns grill and a scar. as and all the friends and family that they're here are gonna treat her to dinner right. so the next honoree i actually
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started working for back in. i think kind of right out of college back in 1997. anne marie conroy was my former boss and sometimes still believe she is my boss but she has not just been a great boss. she's been a great friend you know it was i was fresh out of college working my first job and didn't know everything i thought i knew and she's been not only a friend and a great boss but she's been a great mentor someone who help guide me in my political career. her work started early. she is a lawyer but she served on the board of supervisors she was the director of the treasure island development authority. she was the director of department of emergency management but what inspired me most about her work was when she served? as a board member for partners ending
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domestic abuse and how she was committed to raising money to help provide support for women who were escaping some of the most challenging of circumstances her work oftentimes was not always recognize in fact when i worked for her at the treasure island development authority there was a lot of challenges around the housing there and a percentage of that housing went to formerly homeless families and anne-marie and i had this conversation about how we could make that work. i'm like how are we going to make it work for the families and she just basically said we're gonna make it work for the families. we have this housing and so part of what we're gonna do is make sure we improve the bus routes. there was a program that she and jon stewart company worked on to provide furniture and other opportunities for the families who were getting started. who had been formerly homeless. the work that she did too. not only make the housing work at that time but in the future and to
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incorporate it into the agreements so that families who can't afford to live on treasure island wouldn't be left out of the process is work that i've always admired about what she's done. she's now working at the u.s. attorney's office dealing with some of the most challenging of crimes and continuing to bring innovative resources and plans to the job that she does. she's one of those persons who is very creative. and she's very fun and she knows how to decorate a house or anything else for that matter she's oftentimes the person that i go to for advice and counsel on how to handle things in every single instance every single time in giving advice and talking about issues. it really comes from the heart and it comes from her love of community and it comes for her love in wanting to help and support people as a daughter of san francisco. she has made us
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all proud with her accomplishments and everything that she has done and i wanted to take this opportunity. to just acknowledge her work and just to say thank you for being a great role model a great friend a great mentor. ladies and gentlemen amari conroy as so thank you so much land and read that was an incredible mayor and have become such an accomplished speaker and such an accomplished person i couldn't be more proud and i know this is only a short stop on a long and incredible career and we're very lucky for the years that we'll have you in san francisco but i think there's some other cities such as sacramento in washington that maybe having
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their time with london grade. as lennon said she did work for me at the treasure island development authority and i'll never forget the first day she walked in the door and i can see this was a young woman full of smarts with a ten thousand what smile and she said hi i'm lynn interbreed and i'm going to be your assistant. now this was just an interview. so that gives you any insight into. nothing can stop london breed that was one. one example i want to dedicate this honor today to my mother maureen corn right. she is also known as mighty mo. she when do uc berkeley at the age of 16 she'd skip different grades and started berkeley at age 16 and it was during world war two and there weren't many opportunities for women with great educations you were pretty much tracked into being a school teacher or a nurse. so she got hurt teaching credential and then
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she met my father a great war hero who had made the initial landing at normandy and there were they went off to have a happy life together and back then in his world women didn't work because it made a man feel like he couldn't support his family so she decided to recreate or create her own stay at home. stay at work. mom track and she became president of just about everything and whatever she did. she did a phenomenal job. so there's quite a spread in my family of sisters there's four girls my oldest sister is 13 years my senior so when i finished law school my second eldest sister peggy who's here today said mom. why did you stop using all your time camp. helping people with campaigns in electing judges and doing petitions and fighting city hall and make some money. you know you just turned 60. go. go do something stop doing
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everything for free. and she said. peggy. what am i gonna do and she said. go get your real estate license. ok so she did it and she went up to the office and lakeside it was an fox incur scat in a 60 year old woman with her certificate and they said yeah we don't have a desk for you. so she went back and peggy said mommy. you need a resuming she said ok so peggy helped her and as a two page resumé of the phenomenal accomplishments of this woman of how many campaign she had run how many things she heads here how she had been president noticed about every organization in san francisco and he took another look at her and said i think we found you a desk so she became rookie. this is at the age of 60 she became rookie of the year and she became the top seller lister and producer for coldwell banker for the next 15 years of her life in the country so i just
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want to sit let people know that at at any age don't let anyone tell you know don't let anything. hold you back from your dreams and that's what i've always meant toward women is cool with that story of my mom that you can do anything at any age and her big thing and that this is my big thing too as a mentor to women. is education and that as far as we have come as women. you still need letters after your name and that has always been my advice. whether it's jd mdma m.s. whatever those letters are in those certifications it gives you that instant credibility and unfortunately as women. we still need that and i think it's very important and i still tell this is why this young woman has a masters i tried to make her go to law school but she got her master's instead but it was every week. london. what do you law school masters what's
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it gonna be. so that is extremely important and i see great friends out here that we work to us for so long. debbie maslow emily how much work we did in the world of domestic violence and when the super bowl came to san francisco how much work we've done around human trafficking and how much more needs to be done. we've had a very high profile case recently that has certainly opened the floodgates to having those tough discussions about human trafficking and what goes on around big sporting events and other things and every. in and also each and every day in every city in america so and i see bev upton to you from the domestic violence consortium she's held that together for decades now incredible so i take this honor today honoring all of you. all of the work that we've done and i want to shout out a special shout out to a chief case why don't give her a happy birthday. we
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were born two days apart in the hospital so joanne is actually two days older than i am and i have to say again about age when i am when marjan contacted me about this award. i said i think i'm a little too young to be part of history is putting me in the dustbin of city history already. you know and as joanne knows and you can look this up because our or profiles of always been is our age is that she's 55. i'm not until tomorrow and how unfair that press can be sometimes because when joanne became fire chief and i helped her a lot get there with mayor newsom it said she pays white comma thirty nine and two months later i became head of. oh yes and emergency services and has said conroy karma 40 that ad is so unfair
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but there's just so much loving camaraderie in this room i think part of that is our great mayor. she is so good at bringing everyone together not letting warring factions continue getting people to really work together because she cares so incredibly deeply about this city and i just want to thank you mayor breed for being or mayor there were several times in those tough talk. so we've had over london's career is i when she ran for a supervisor i actually begged her not to do it i said you have so much promise you have so much potential the world is your oyster do not waste your life's energy on the mud puddle of city politics and she said that's my seat anne marie. and i'm going to take it. and i said ok kid. i'm with you all the way but i'm glad she didn't listen to my advice and i look very very much
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forward to the great thing she's gonna do for our city. thank you. applause thank you. ok last but not least marlene tram now marlene tran is one of those persons who is kind of a quiet loud force she worked for the san francisco unified school district and city college for over thirty five years. teaching bi lingual courses working to fight for her community in visitation valley. we are familiar with that community it's a community on the south side of san francisco that sometimes feel forgotten. feel left out but marlene doesn't let that happen. she makes sure that everyone who's supervisor than anyone
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who's mayor? they're not gonna forget about visitation valley and providing this community and especially seniors. especially seniors with the support that they need to thrive and feel safe in their communities. i got to know her. over the past years in just watching her run for supervisor and district 10. you didn't win but too short to create a lot of heck am i said you know i really was drawn to her because i love the fight in her. she is unapologetic in her commitment to fight for people who often times. don't have a voice especially many of the seniors who in visitation valley they may not speak english and she's right there helping with bilingual courses helping with translation helping to be the voice to fight for the resources that this community needs and we really appreciate you. because oftentimes she doesn't stop
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to realize how impactful she is every time we have a conversation. it's about muni. it's about police officers. it's about what's going on and today it's about shoe is about to and the work that you have done in order to make the lives of so many in the visitation valley in the southeast sector of our community in our city so much better. we appreciate you for your advocacy for your commitment to education in our young people and how you continue to hold young people accountable i'm sure you had a few young kids in your classes that gave you problems and you said those are the best ones because you know that those are going to be the ones to go on to do great things we talked about so many things involving improving the quality of life of san francisco and she has. for years. put her words into action and has made not only the visitation valley community a better place. she's made san francisco a
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better place ladies and gentlemen marlene tran applause i think i am so overwhelmed. i was going to make a speech but right now i'm lost for words what a great honor it is to be with me a breed as honorees you tae and carol. yeah and i am in all my friends supporters from my educational background for my police background community oh i am so overwhelming everybody here to support and all of us. may have read use
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the already summarize a lot of things i do. i am yes i'm quite in my ways but i'm very determined. i'm very persistent because we are talking about women's rights equal rights immigrant rights human rights. those are the things i've been fighting for. all my life because for 35 years when i taught at the san francisco unified school district every morning i put my hand across my heart and said with liberty and justice for all. these are the things i work for every day even though i retired from thirty seven years teaching evenings and sunday's a city college. 35 years in the daytime teaching newly arrived in may when kids i continue my passion to do whatever it is best for the community for san francisco for the voiceless that's what i do because i am buddhists and i feel that any time we have any energy. we should be able to share that i just want to give you a
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little bit of background about what happened years ago when my mother and i and my two siblings came to san francisco. she was a new widow and struggling. a lot because obviously she didn't speak the language. in those days. everything was english only so being the oldest of three i had to assist my mother in every way why also going to school to navigate all the services for her. and you know funeral so and so forth from my stepfather i've witnessed a daily frustrations despair but with an ongoing encouragement in vietnamese gaudy keep on going. so as a result i earn several college degrees in credentials and that launched my rewarding 35 years of teaching. newcomers so never forgetting the difficult times my mother had endured i use my multilingual and immigrant backgrounds to do
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community work and i am very fortunate that we are having a lot of people involved. and one of them happens to these asada the young lady here who? and you're not doing more work. we need a lot of young blood because their songs only so much we can do so. of course i was very surprised that the same town newspaper. call me a meals in some ways a modern day women warrior you know. so those are the terms. i wasn't familiar with. i just thought this is what everybody should be doing. i am grateful that today's women's history we kick off also opposite offers the opportunities to hear of each other successes so i think that people have been wondering marlene trend. why are you wearing this green had? i wonder on a mother earth? mother earth okay and then of course much symbol was i have a lot of simple here. this is our earth we
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had to do everything to protect our environment i am so grateful to san francisco is doing all that. and every time you see my facebook i'm always talk about environmental issues because without mother earth that are helping her. we are nowhere. so today where we are here to honor the all this amazing honorees and i'm so i saw a very grateful to have so many dignitaries the city officials family members. i also want to give me a. breathe a little token it says 100 percent because she is doing 100 percent so may ice also gave her a little token of appreciation. alike thank you. as this is for you
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well well well aren't these ladies outstanding let's give him another round of applause applause i want to thank all of you for joining us here today. thank you for just honoring three phenomenal women who have just really touched the hearts and lives of so many people throughout our city over so many years. we are grateful for your service and your commitment. and all that you have done and we'll continue to do to make life better for so many people. thank you for accepting this honor. thank you to all the folks who are here today the friends and family members who came to celebrate them and as we celebrate. women's history month kicking off today. let us make sure that we take time in our lives to honor some phenomenal women that
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have played a role in our live in some capacity. the way that we make our city our country a better place is how we treat one another. how we support one another. how we encourage one another and how we make sure that we prepare the next generation for the incredible opportunities that exist in this world i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for phenomenal women like the ones we honor today. and so now it is our time to make sure that the next generation has the same opportunities that we are so lucky to enjoy. in the great city and county of san francisco. thank you all so much for coming here today. so now we're going to
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we spoke with people regardless of what they are. that is when you see change. that is a lead vannin advantage. so law enforcement assistance diversion to work with individuals with nonviolent related of offenses to offer an alternative to an arrest and the county jail. >> we are seeing reduction in drug-related crimes in the pilot area. >> they have done the program for quite a while. they are successful in reducing
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the going to the county jail. >> this was a state grant that we applied for. the department is the main administrator. it requires we work with multiple agencies. we have a community that includes the da, rapid transit police and san francisco sheriff's department and law enforcement agencies, public defender's office and adult probation to work together to look at the population that ends up in criminal justice and how they will not end up in jail. >> having partners in the nonprofit world and the public defender are critical to the success. we are beginning to succeed because we have that cooperation. >> agencies with very little
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connection are brought together at the same table. >> collaboration is good for the department. it gets us all working in the same direction. these are complex issues we are dealing with. >> when you have systems as complicated as police and health and proation and jails and nonprofits it requires people to come to work together so everybody has to put their egos at the door. we have done it very, very well. >> the model of care where police, district attorney, public defenders are community-based organizations are all involved to worked towards the common goal. nobody wants to see drug users in jail. they want them to get the correct treatment they need. >> we are piloting lead in san
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francisco. close to civic center along market street, union plaza, powell street and in the mission, 16th and mission. >> our goal in san francisco and in seattle is to work with individuals who are cycling in and out of criminal justice and are falling through the cracks and using this as intervention to address that population and the racial disparity we see. we want to focus on the mission in tender loan district. >> it goes to the partners that hired case managers to deal directly with the clients. case managers with referrals from the police or city agencies connect with the person to determine what their needs are and how we can best meet those needs. >> i have nobody, no friends, no
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resources, i am flat-out on my own. i witnessed women getting beat, men getting beat. transgenders getting beat up. i saw people shot, stabbed. >> these are people that have had many visits to the county jail in san francisco or other institutions. we are trying to connect them with the resources they need in the community to break out of that cycle. >> all of the referrals are coming from the law enforcement agency. >> officers observe an offense. say you are using. it is found out you are in possession of drugs, that constituted a lead eligible defense. >> the officer would talk to the individual about participating in the program instead of being booked into the county jail.
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>> are you ever heard of the leads program. >> yes. >> are you part of the leads program? do you have a case worker? >> yes, i have a case manager. >> when they have a contact with a possible lead referral, they give us a call. ideally we can meet them at the scene where the ticket is being issued. >> primarily what you are talking to are people under the influence of drugs but they will all be nonviolent. if they were violent they wouldn't qualify for lead. >> you think i am going to get arrested or maybe i will go to jail for something i just did because of the substance abuse issues i am dealing with. >> they would contact with the outreach worker. >> then glide shows up, you are not going to jail. we can take you. let's meet you where you are without telling you exactly what
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that is going to look like, let us help you and help you help yourself. >> bring them to the community assessment and services center run by adult probation to have assessment with the department of public health staff to assess the treatment needs. it provides meals, groups, there are things happening that make it an open space they can access. they go through detailed assessment about their needs and how we can meet those needs. >> someone who would have entered the jail system or would have been arrested and book order the charge is diverted to social services. then from there instead of them going through that system, which hasn't shown itself to be an effective way to deal with people suffering from suable stance abuse issues they can be
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connected with case management. they can offer services based on their needs as individuals. >> one of the key things is our approach is client centered. hall reduction is based around helping the client and meeting them where they are at in terms of what steps are you ready to take? >> we are not asking individuals to do anything specific at any point in time. it is a program based on whatever it takes and wherever it takes. we are going to them and working with them where they feel most comfortable in the community. >> it opens doors and they get access they wouldn't have had otherwise. >> supports them on their goals. we are not assigning goals working to come up with a plan what success looks like to them. >> because i have been in the field a lot i can offer different choices and let them decide which one they want to go down and help them on that path.
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>> it is all on you. we are here to guide you. we are not trying to force you to do what you want to do or change your mind. it is you telling us how you want us to help you. >> it means a lot to the clients to know there is someone creative in the way we can assist them. >> they pick up the phone. it was a blessing to have them when i was on the streets. no matter what situation, what pay phone, cell phone, somebody else's phone by calling them they always answered. >> in office-based setting somebody at the reception desk and the clinician will not work for this population of drug users on the street. this has been helpful to see the outcome. >> we will pick you up, take you to the appointment, get you food on the way and make sure your
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needs are taken care of so you are not out in the cold. >> first to push me so i will not be afraid to ask for help with the lead team. >> can we get you to use less and less so you can function and have a normal life, job, place to stay, be a functioning part of the community. it is all part of the home reduction model. you are using less and you are allowed to be a viable member of the society. this is an important question where lead will go from here. looking at the data so far and seeing the successes and we can build on that and as the department based on that where the investments need to go. >> if it is for five months. >> hopefully as final we will come up with a model that may help with all of the communities in the california.
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>> i want to go back to school to start my ged and go to community clean. >> it can be somebody scaled out. that is the hope anyway. >> is a huge need in the city. depending on the need and the data we are getting we can definitely see an expansion. >> we all hope, obviously, the program is successful and we can implement it city wide. i think it will save the county millions of dollars in emergency services, police services, prosecuting services. more importantly, it will save lives.
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