Who We Are

Baker Places, Inc. is a non-profit corporation providing an array of community based services to the residents of San Francisco with mental health, substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS related issues.

The agency is dedicated to assisting individuals in learning and regaining the skills to live their lives fully and productively in the community. This social rehabilitation approach guides and unifies all Baker Places' programs. Services are aimed at being accessible, flexible, consumer driven and culturally competent.

The agency was founded in 1964, seeded with funds from Glide Memorial Methodist Church, with the goal of providing residential treatment services for adults recently released from Napa State Hospital. Our first site is located at 730 Baker Street, and explains the origin of our name. In 1969 Baker Places incorporated as a private non-profit, tax exempt California Corporation and began expanding services through contracts with the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Baker Places is also the recipient of other major Federal grants, including Ryan White CARE funds.

Baker Places' current annual budget of over 10 million dollars provides innovative programming serving over 1500 individuals annually in non-restrictive home-like environments emphasizing individual and group responsibility and decision making. The agency is staffed by 200 culturally and ethnically diverse people.

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