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cc1 test message test text1 underline test text1 italics cc1 test >> test text1 underlinewell good morning
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everybody. thank you so much for joining us here today at market street. very much appreciate you turning out. as you know test t homelessness is a crisis in san francisco. it's a test tex crisis up and down the state of california. test text1 underline test t what we're seeing unfortunately more and more is with homeless youth, youth who are on the street in our city in our state through really no fault of their own. we're seeing, especially for test text1 underline test text1 italics many of larkin street's clients, young people who are escaping challenging test text1 underline test t households, really looking for places to go and unfortunately they find that the streets were a better option than their own home and so that's some of the challenges that we're test t facing here in san francisco but really also, up and down the state of california. test t we have some troubling stats, where one test t in eight americans lives in california but one test text1 underline test in three homeless youth live in our state, and te one test t of
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the five individual's experiencing homelessness in san francisco is under the age of 25. so what test text1 underline test t we're really seeing is this multiprong approach that we have to have. we can't just treat this test population as we would treat test text1 underline test text1 italics young adults. their test text1 underline issues are different their reasons are different that test t they're on the street. that's why it's so great to announce this $2.5 million grant to market test tstreet. we were able to implement some money into the homeless youth and housing program and identify four counties in the state where we could get money to test t 2.5 million to test text1 underline each of those counties so there was money test tex propped to santa clara te county san diego, l.a. county specifically targeted to homeless youth. and we didn't want to test t overly delineate where the money was going, so it test text1 under could go to rapid
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rehousing, could go to supportive housing, could go to shelters. we really wanted the agencies in those particular areas to figure out what the test text1 underline test t most pressing need was, and we're honored that in test t san francisco here larkin street was the recipient for $2.5 million for that grant. their work is absolutely amazing. 75% of their test text1 underline test text1 italics client test text1 italics actually end up exiting and end up in a home so their track record and their success in their work is unbelievable test text1 underli and frankly phenomenal. we're just so honored to have them as one of our major agencies here in san francisco. test text1 und so with that i wanted to introduce our test text1 incredible test t mayor who's just been really fighting for this issue when he was a supervisor. he continues to fight for this issue during his tenure as mayor, it's mayor mark test text1 underline test text1farrell. [applause]. >> so thank you, te phil, and good
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morning, everyone. it is great to be here along with assembly te member continuing and jeff and test text1 underline test t cherilyn. this is a great morning fore the city of frisk. homelessness as assembly member continuing mentioned is one of the most intractable issues here in san francisco. it's been an issue that all of us inside of city hall have worked on. i have prioritized during my time in office and it is a challenging problem. it's not going to get solved over night. there is no silver bullet answer test text1 underline but mornings like today, we can actually say we're making progress on the issue, we are truly making a difference in people's lives here in the city of san francisco and to me, that's what it is all test tabout. larkin street youth i'm test going to take a minute to sing their praises and sing test t cherilyn's praises. since they opened, they have served over 5,000 youth in the
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city. and that is no small number. that is an te organization that has had a significant impact on the city of san francisco of our homeless population of our vulnerable population of our youth here in the test text1 underline te city. larkin street does so much through youth programming. test text1 underline test text1 italics cherilyn and i test text1 underline were together years ago worked on a project in district two, and that program has been an incredible success inside of district test text1 underline two and i'm incredible proud to test part hership test text1 itali with test text1 underline test text1 italics cherilyn. it's an honor to be here with test tex you today. we want our youth here in san francisco to be chasing down their dreams and aspirations, not thinking about where their next meal is coming from. that has to be our mindset in san francisco, that has to be the reason behind all of our efforts and making sure the next generation of test text1 underline
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test t san francisco kids has a much brighter future than we all had here growing up in our city. i'm going to -- in a minute you're going to hear from anubis who's a larkin street youth client here but i just want to highlight here what an test t amazingly humble person he is. but 16 years old previously homeless, and test text1 und i was reading about test t him beforehand sleeping in cars and his test text1 friends' couches, and now he's here an larkin street. he has an internship, he's enrolled in test text1 underline test tclasses he has housing. this is a success story in san francisco that we need to celebrate. we need to be there for a long time to come and partner together. this is just the beginning of a journey together but this is the stories that we are making these are the successes that we are having on our street, and we need to take them one by one in the city of san francisco. so it's an honor to be here today. you know as test t test text1 underline
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test text1 italics assembly member continuing ting mentioned this $2.5 million is wonderful for test tex the city of san francisco, but it would not be possible without assembly member ting. you know it is test text1 underline test amazing to have him up in sacramento representing san francisco and fighting for san francisco. what he didn't mention was something we heighted about a month ago, that he secured test tex $10 million for navigation centers here in san francisco up at the state test tlevel. this is advocacy and this is representation that we have not seen in a long, long time that is really coming to bear on the streets of san francisco, to the people of san francisco, to our every day residents and it's something that needs to be test text1 underline test t celebrated and test text1 uhonored, so phil thank you for all of your efforts and the job test t that you are doing on behalf of the citizens and test t residents of san francisco. these are great test text1 underline test t stories we can tell in san francisco.
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again, we have a long way to go in terms of our homeless situation, but every day when we have stories like this to highlight, when we have things like this to celebrate, it keeps us test text1 fighting every sipping will day and let's not forget, we take this one individual at a time. so thank you for being here today. it's an honor to join everyone behind me and i would like to introduce someone who is leading the fight on homelessness in the city and county of san francisco, someone who has been with us just a short time today and that is our director of housing and homeless authority, jeff test text1 underline test text1 italics kozitsky. >> thank you mr. test text1 mayor and thank you assembly member ting, in addition to as the hey i don't remember mentioned, helping bring this money to san francisco and the homeless youth in san francisco. in san francisco, assembly man ting have been working very hard with me and members of my staff to address homelessness here in san francisco on a number of different fronts, and
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we really appreciate your leadership and all the work that you test t and your staff do. and of course, thank you inform larkin. test text1 underline cherilyn and i have test t worked together about 16 years now, including the development of the second supportive housing for homeless youth that was built in partnership with chp and larkin in the city and test county of san francisco. and all of this work makes a difference. i know sometimes it's hard to look around our street and think that things are actually getting better but things are actually getting better. during the past few years we've seen a nearly 15% reduction in youth test t homelessness in san francisco, we've seen a reduction in veterans homelessness and family homelessness and while there's a long way to go we are starting to see some pretty significant successes, and events like today test text1 under help test text1 italics memorialize the efforts that we need to take on behalf of people living on our streets.
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i just want to close out by test t reminding everybody that we are going to close test text1 out test t homelessness not just? san francisco but in this state and in this country, we need to start with young test text1 undpeople. test t if we are ever going to solve the problem, we can't have young people with their families and on their own because the next te chronic homeless population. we need to help them now while they still have the opportunity test text1 under to become their best self-s, and thanks to people like assembly man ting and mayor test text1 underli farrell and test text1 underline test text1 italics cherilyn. we're hoping young people get off the test text1 u streets, get housing and jobs and move on with their lives. thank you all for being here today and it's my pleasure to introduce test text1 underline test t cherilyn adams, director of larkin street. >> thank you, everyone. it is really great to be here on this beautiful morning and celebrate this test t investment
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in yung people in san francisco, test text1 underline test t especially being flanked by three folks -- and test t four with anubis who have been remarkable leaders and really have brought incredible resources to the city, and now with this investment with assembly man test text1 u test texting's help into san francisco from the state. i think it's important before this investment, there was $1 million a year for the past 25 years that the state has invested directly in young people who are test text1 underli experiencing homelessness. that's with the state having a huge number of young people experiencing homelessness. we test t have unfortunately in california the highest test number of people between the ages of 13 and test text1 underline 25 experiencing homelessness. so this grant in santa clara san diego and l.a. will test t go a long way to support young people who don't have test tex shelters, who don't have access to homes or services, and we hope it's just the beginning of efforts
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across the state. sb-# 18 is going to create an office of test t homeless youth and funding to support this. that would not test t have -- test text1 underline test texsb-1918 wouldn't have happened without philstarting this process and really investing in young people in california. locally, we will use these dollars to expand services in our engagement center open the center for more hours, expand case test management access to emergency housing behavioral health supports for young people across the city. we would not have been able to open these hours without this funding and we hope to continue to use it to leverage additional support to build out education and employment programs to continue to expand test t housing. as jeff said we've made great progress in the city on addressing young people experiencing homelessness in reducing the numbers, but still 1300 young people on test t any given night lay their heads on the sidewalk here in the city or in a shelter so that's not acceptable so we will continue
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to work to leverage additional funding. we hope that you will all support housing for all in june so that we can bring additional te resources across the city to address homelessness. test t it is my now distinct pleasure to introduce somebody who i have had the great chance to work with over the test text1 past year. he is a leader he test tex teaches me things every day and he has been both a role test text1 underline model for other young people and been active in setting policy and te helping to inform policy on behalf of young people here in the city, as well as working directly with young people here at larkin street, so test text1 underline test t anubis please come up. test t [applause]. >> test text1 u good morning. it's an honor to be here with you today. my name is test t test t test text1 italicsanubid dougherty, and i am from san francisco. i have two generations here on my dad's side and three on my mother's side. my mother was homeless when she was pregnant with test text1 underline testme.
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she had cerebral palsy and is unable to work. my brother and i lived with her test text1 u mostly. we'd find a place, get evicted when we couldn't pay rent and then we would couch surf. from the time i was ten or 11, my mom test text1 u expected us to be her test text1 underline caretakers, everything from cooking and test text1 underline test text1 italics doing thechores to test text1 under cleaning up her after she went to the bathroom. we got in shouting matches a lot, and when i was around 15 or 16, i couldn't do it anymore. i stopped going to school and left home. i never test text1 underline test text1 i really had avplan. plan. i travelled up and down the west coast and through the southwest but something kept pulling me back test text1 underline test t to the city. i lived on a sidewalk in the haight and the castro and one day, a friend told me that there was a group called test t larkin street in panhandle test t park giving out food so i went over test text1
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underline te and ate. i found out they had a test text1 underline test t shelter, too, but i did not want to go. it's test t hard to test text1 underline test text1 italiexplain, but i preferred sleeping outside to staying in a shelter, and so i lived on the streets for six years on and off until i couldn't go on. i was tired, test and i was done. when i saw test t camilla an outreach worker from larkin street around the end of 2016 i was more test text1 underline test t receptive. te she said are you interested in a new program we have called test text1 und pathways? yeah sure i said. larkin street helped me find an apartment and test text1subsidize my rent. i've been on my own for so long i didn't want to go anywhere with a lot of oversight. test we found a place for test tex me at the francis hotel. from there, the change has been test t
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radical. larkin street's helped me get my ged, and i test t joined their youth advisory board and advocacy and leadership program. from there i've done work with the city and state to test t advocate for youth homelessness programs. today, i still live in my own place through the pathways program. i was taking classes at city college and in january test text1 underline test t i started an internship at an outreach worker for larkin street on the same team that helped me get off the streets. test text1 und it's surreal and so is standing here test text1 u speaking at a press conference with the mayor of san francisco and a state assembly member here in the haight where i laid my head on the very concrete you are standing on test text1 under right now. until i was ready for more larkin street gave me food a place to sit for a few test text1 underhours, do my laundry and take a test text1 underline test text1 ita shower. now, i have this organization to thank for my new life. their compassion has deepened my trust.
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without larkin street, i would still be te homeless; te i could be dead. thank you for being here for listening to me and for supporting this important new funding for young people like me. i know you are sincere in test your desire to support homeless youth and make this testcity my hometown a better place. i am truly test text1 underline test t grateful. test text1 italics [applause]. >> thank you test t anubis for telling your stories and really test text1 underline test text1 italics anubi 1id, ass, as the mayor test text1 mentioned, is one of thousands that test text1 und larkin street has helped and made sure that we're test t trying to attack the problem as really its te apex which is really around homeless youth. as jeff test mentioned, we -- you know if we test text1 und can't solve the youth problem then we're not going to make any progress on the homeless issue at all.
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>> my name is naomi kelly the single-story for the 775 i started with the city and county in 1996 working for the newly elected mayor willie brown, jr. not only the chief of staff a woman but many policy advisors that were advising him everyday their supportive and nourished and sponsored united states and excited about the future. >> my name is is jack listen and the executive director of a phil randolph institution our goal to have two pathways to sustaining a family here in san francisco and your union jobs are stroen to do that i have
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this huge way to work with the community members and i think i found my calling i started in 1996 working for willie brown, jr. i worked in he's mayor's office of housing in the western edition and left 3 years went to law school of san francisco state university and mayor brown asked me to be the director of the taxicab commission and through the process i very much card by the contracting process and asked me townhouse the city purchaser and worked with me and i became the deputy administrator and . >> having trouble struggling to make ends meet folks will not understand what importance of voting is so we decided to
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develop our workforce development services after a couple of years offering pathways to sustainable jobs. >> (clapping.) >> we've gotten to a place to have the folks come back and have the discussion even if participation and makes sense we do public services but we also really build strong communities when i started this job my sons were 2 and 5 now 9 and 6 i think so the need to be able to take a call from the principal of school i think that brings a whole new appreciation to being understanding of the work life balance. >> (clapping.) >> i have a very good team around me we're leader in the country when it comes to paid and retail and furiously the affordable-care act passed by 3079 we were did leaders for the healthcare and
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we're in support of of the women and support. >> in my industry i feel that is male dominated a huge struggle to get my foot in the door and i feel as though that definitely needs to change this year needs to be more opportunities for i don't know women to do what tell me dream i feel that is important for us to create a in fact network of support to young people young women can further their dreams and most interested in making sure they have the full and whatever they need to make that achieveable. >> education is important i releases it at my time of san mateo high ii come back to the university of san francisco law school and the fact i passed the bar will open up many more doors
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because i feel a curve ball or an where you can in the way can't get down why is this in my way we have to figure out a solution how to move forward we can't let adversity throw in the>>
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i want to thank everyone for being here today as we celebrate the individuals that i just had a chance to meet here right behind us. and today is really an amazing day for the city of san francisco. we're showing that once again
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our city employees, our residents, but our city employees are stepping up to the task. and want to welcome, i know there are 14 individuals that came from our department of public health that went to puerto rico to help the victims of hurricane maria and really dedicated their time and effort to helping those that are in need. as the city of san francisco these are the values that we embrace as a city. we've had our own incidents, whether it's earthquake in particular where we're the beneficiaries of other cities and jurisdictions coming to our help and participating in the rescue efforts here in the city of san francisco. and now we're paying it forward and replicating it in kind. i want to thank all of you personally for representing the city the way that you did. the doctors, nurses mental health professionals they are representing our city on the international stage and showing what our city is all about. it's an honor to be here to
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recognize them for their efforts, for their volunteerism and really barbara, to thank you, because i think this is about the testimony of the department that you have created as well. and that you are supporting. we're so lucky to have barbara garcia running our department of health here in san francisco and the values that we are part of our dna here in san francisco, that we own as a city government as city employees are represented here in your department. i'm going to turn it over to you, but as mayor of the city of san francisco, i am so proud today to be here to recognize these individuals. i know we have certificates of honor. i was able to do this the other day, but we have a unique thing called the heart of the city pins that we're going to give each of these individuals, that did the heroic work in puerto rico. i want to say thank you to each
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and every one of you for what you did and know how proud we are as a city but as mayor, proud you represented us so well. congratulations. [applause] we'll give them their gift in a minute, but i want to turn it over to barbara garcia who runs our department of health. [applause] >> thank you, good morning. and thank you, mr. mayor. we should be proud of all our staff and we're really proud of the support that the city has given our staff to be able to go to puerto rico. you know we depend on the electricity and water every day. and the people in puerto rico still cannot depend on these fundamental services. the impact of hurricane maria had a detrimental effect on the people and the medical assistance in puerto rico. this is one of the main reasons we sent our 14-member health team to provide support to one of the community clinic organizations.
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in the northwestern part of puerto rico. the response to emergencies is one of the core responsibilities of any health department and san francisco health department has had decades of experience so we felt obligated to assist the puerto rican people and their communities medical providers. you'll hear more from the staff, they supported the clinical staff and continued to provide care to thousands, the clinics in puerto rico. our staff crossed rivers and climbed mountains with local clinic staff to provide medical and psychological support in people's homes. we want to continue to support these clinics and we encourage catastrophens to help us. -- san franciscans to help us. we set up a fund at our public health foundation and all the dollars go to the clinics to continue their efforts. i'm so proud today. and i had my own experience of running a community clinic in a
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middle of a disaster. i know how important it is to get the support we provided to these clinics, so i want to ask the staff to come up and talk about their experience. the first one is ramona. she'll give opening remarks. [applause] >> hello, everyone. my name is ramona i'm registered further at the family health center. i work in the complex care management team at zuckerberg general hospital. i would like to thank everyone who had a hand in putting this together. this was a wonderful medical relief mission. and i speak for everyone when i say this was truly an amazing experience we feel so blessed to work the staff. the community offers primary care and home care services to patients at risk in the surrounding area. and it's truly serving its community in a time of need. i'm hopeful that the
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relationships we made there will continue to grow. our time in puerto rico was spent working alongside our brothers and sisters, providing care to patients in their homes. these home visits were in remote mountain areas. our team of nurses doctors, mental health professionals, pharmacists outreach team and community leaders would travel up to two hours every morning along hazardous roads, trying to outreach these vulnerable residents. it's been 217 days since hurricane maria hit. and the people we visit still have no electricity. some no water. and many still have the blue temporary tarps as roofs. these people are still struggling. what i found especially tragic in these remote areas, many of the patients were elderly. as a result many of these seniors are taking care of their geriatric parents.
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from a nursing perspective, patients in need of skin care, wound care a lot of foot care nail-trimming, reconciliation. much needed teaching and education around chronic disease management, these were some of the prevalent diseases. these diseases are made much worse by the stress anxiety and fear related to this hurricane. we visited a gentleman in his 70s dealing with the stress of the hurricane maria aftermath no electricity his hypertension and diabetes and he's the primary caregiver for his mother in her 90s. upon entering the home our physician recognized that his elderly mother was not well. she had the signs and symptoms of sepsis, it's complicated because of delayed medical
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attention. we jumped into action recognizing the signs of this complicated infection and the possible risk of death. the team facilitated medical attention and intervention. everyone working together to improve the outcome of this family. this is just one of many of the success stories we brought back with us. the most healing intervention we provided was our presence, our time. we provided a sense of humanity it reminded us them that puerto rico has not been forgotten, seven months after hurricane maria, we still care and wanted to help. puerto rico. [applause] >> good morning. so i'm ricardo, i work for
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comprehensive crisis services here at the department of public health and feel fortunate to assist in the disaster relief as a senior psychologist. one of the things that happens is that you have the honor of hearing people's pain. you have the honor of maintaining the confidentiality of what people are suffering. yet in a disaster there is no confidentiality, everybody knows everything. one of the things that happened this team none of us really know each other, some of us colleagues some didn't know each other as well. we blended seamlessly. and became a topnotch primary care clinic on the road that included behavioral health and we found some very chronic conditions. a lot of anxiety. a lot of depression that existed
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before the hurricane, but exacerbated because of the lack of water lack of electricity. one of the behavioral health interventions was to get a generator started. a woman could not pull the generator. that is the only way to get electricity. she's by herself. lost her husband 11 years ago. depressed by herself. children don't visit and there was nobody there to pull her generator. so two of us did. a younger guy than me he was able to pull it make it happen. [laughter] so that was our behavioral intervention for her, but we were left with lots of different thoughts about follow-up. one of the beautiful things, the agency responsible for that community took our recommendations and will
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follow-up, so hopefully this woman will do care. i was in the middle of doing a panic attack treatment when they say, sorry, we got to hospitalize your mom. so he needed medical attention. he got treated for that. and the mother yeah, she was really in grave situation. and had this agency not been there, this team or the other team that was serving them, a number of those people might have died because they just really needed that attention. so i think, i want to support this effort and any other further efforts to continue to do that. we do that at crisis. we respond to disasters, we do the fires up north. i got deployed to katrina and rita and that's the kind of
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think we do in the city and county of san francisco and we're able to do it. the fact that we're able to spare the staff helped them and gave us the psychological boost. they taught us a great deal on how to be humble responsive responsible, ethical. and i'm glad that we in the city and county of san francisco were able to do that. thank you so much. [applause] >> i want to introduce dr. hammer, i asked her to find a group, identify the group and to lead the group. i'm really proud she did that and she did that with so much pride and also i think, i'm really proud of the work and her leadership. doctor? [applause] >> thank you. thank you for sharing your stories. and to the other members of our amazing team for your service to the department of public health and the people of puerto rico.
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and sincere gratitude to the mayor and director garcia and everyone at dph for giving us the opportunity to represent the city and county of san francisco on this important mission. our team spent seven days in puerto rico working alongside colleagues a group of four federally qualified health centers based in the northwest part of the island. they're sister clinics to us in many ways. the clinics in san francisco are federally qualified health centers with a mission to serve the most vulnerable members of the community. we each came back from our time with so many stories and images. houses and cars washed down mountainsides, broken bridges and roads. dark living rooms, empty fish tanks. but i think and hope that our most lasting memories are the
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incredible resilience and sense of hope we encountered. speaking for the clinicians this mission was a natural extension of our mission in the dph. each of us is called to service. and to a person, we were deeply honored to have the honor to serve in puerto rico. we rode vans deep into the forest where we stopped in tiny communities and attended to people in their homes. all of us were left of a renewed connection of what brought us to the healing profession in the first place. our ambassador of hope as i like to think of them were the puerto rican partners at csm. they are health care professionals working tirelessly since the hurricane seven months ago to do anything in their power to help their community. ever since the storm passed their teams have traveled every day to find people in need and
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bring them whatever they can. food water, medicine generators, or just a healing presence. we feel honored to work alongside them. we learned from their example. many people have asked us what they can do to support puerto rico's recovery effort? first and foremost we should remember puerto rico and visit there. it's alive, but suffering, and definitely recovering. it's a beautiful and great place to live and work. also we encourage san franciscans who want to support the relief effort to donate to the clinics we worked with on our trip. you can do that through the san francisco public health foundation. we handed out this flyer. the public health foundation has set up an account to support the clinics and the outreach efforts. please take one of the flyers with you in you want -- if you want to get information how to donate. one of the most enduring memory
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from our time in puerto rico is families welcoming us into their home so grateful for the care medicine, water and food we provided. thank you for coming, these beautiful elders would say to us as they gave us coffee. thank you for not forgetting us. and they expressed their gratitude not just to us, but the people of san francisco. it was a great honor to represent the department and the people of san francisco. it's also an honor for us to bring back a certificate of honor from the executive director of csm to present to mayor farrell and gift to present to director garcia. [applause] >> this is a certificate of recognition dedicated to the
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honorable mark farrell, for your initiative of sending aid with health professionals from the city of san francisco to assist those affected by hurricane maria in puerto rico. thanks for your support. it is signed by the executive director of csm. thank you. [applause] beautiful neck and we bring a gift for director garcia. we acknowledge and appreciated your support everywhere we went when we were in puerto rico. you were the spark that made this happen so thank you so much for giving us this opportunity and a necklace for you from csm. [applause]
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ellen davis. [applause] ricardo. [applause] richard santana. [applause]
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ann daleman. [applause] ramona. [applause] steven delgado. [applause]
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vita mullins. [applause] jody scottniss. [applause] kenneth pilon. [applause]
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jesus pestano. [applause] last but not least, halle hammer. [applause] we're going to do a picture, but how about one more round of applause for everyone here? [applause]
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i see that vivian is here. and she was our connection to puerto rico. and so i really want to thank her she also worked for the health center in california. thank you, vivian. [applause] and this ends the program.
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♪ >> about two years ago now i had my first child. and i thought when i come back you know, i'm going to get back in the swing of things and i'll find a spot. and it wasn't really that way when i got back to work.
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that's what really got me to think about the challenges that new mothers face when they come back to work. ♪ >> when it comes to innovative ideas and policies san francisco is known to pave the way, fighting for social justice or advocating for the environment, our city serves as the example and leader many times over. and this year, it leads the nation again but for a new reason. being the most supportive city of nursing mothers in the work place. >> i was inspired to work on legislation to help moms return to work one of my legislative aids had a baby while working in the office and when she returned we had luckily just converted a bathroom at city hall into a lactation room. she was pumping a couple times a day and had it not been for the room around the hallway i don't
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know if she could have continued to provide breast milk for her baby. not all returning mothers have the same access even though there's existing state laws on the issues. >> these moms usually work in low paying jobs and returning to work sooner and they don't feel well-supported at work. >> we started out by having legislation to mandate that all city offices and departments have accommodations for mothers to return to work and lactate. but this year we passed legislation for private companies to have lactation policies for all new moms returning to work. >> with the newcome -- accommodations moms should have those to return back to work. >> what are legislation? >> we wanted to make it applicable to all, we created a
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set of standards that can be achievable by everyone. >> do you have a few minutes today to give us a quick tour. >> i would love to. let's go. >> this is such an inviting space. what makes this a lactation room? >> as legislation requires it has the minimum standards a seat a surface to place your breast on a clean space that doesn't have toxic chemicals or storage or anything like that. and we have electricity, we have plenty of outlets for pumps, for fridge. the things that make it a little extra, the fridge is in the room. and the sink is in the room. our legislation does require a fridge and sink nearby but it's all right in here. you can wash your pump and put your milk away and you don't have to put it in a fridge that you share with co-workers. >> the new standards will be applied to all businesses and places of employment in san
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francisco. but are they achievable for the smaller employers in the city? >> i think small businesses rightfully have some concerns about providing lactation accommodations for employees however we left a lot of leeway in the legislation to account for small businesses that may have small footprints. for example we don't mandate that you have a lactation room but rather lactation space. in city hall we have a lactation pod here open to the public. ♪ ♪ >> so the more we can change especially in government offices, the more we can support women. >> i think for the work place to really offer support and encouragement for pumping and breast feeding mothers is necessary. >> what is most important about the legislation is that number
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one, we require that an employer have a lactation policy in place and then have a conversation with a new hire as well as an employee who requests parental leave. otherwise a lot of times moms don't feel comfortable asking their boss for lactation accommodations. really it's hard to go back to the office after you have become a mom you're leaving your heart outside of your body. when you can provide your child food from your body and know you're connecting with them in that way i know it means a lot to a mommy motionlely and physically to be able to do that. and businesses and employers can just provide a space. if they don't have a room they can provide a small space that is private and free from intrusion to help moms pump and that will attract moms to working in san francisco. >> if you want more information visit
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