Neighborhood Organization Funded To Provide Pandemic-Related Services

The Department of Public Health has allocated funds to the greater Ingleside to focus on culturally responsive services in response to the pandemic.

I.T. Bookman Community Center
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To mitigate the impact of the pandemic, the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Public Health Foundation granted $5.25 million this month to 10 organizations for culturally responsive services to neighborhoods and populations throughout the city, including the greater Ingleside neighborhood.

“Funded activities include focused outreach, mobile test site support, case investigation and contact tracing, community care for COVID-19 positive individuals and the development of a community-based case investigation and contact tracing training center,” according to a news release.

Funding was allocated to the Southwest Community Corporation, the nonprofit that operates the I.T. Bookman Community Center, for the Ocean View-Merced Heights-Ingleside neighborhood.

Southwest Community Corporation’s partners are Catholic Charities, Youth First, African American Early Educators, Invest Black, Community Technology Center, Bishop Housing, Community Music Center, Project Open Hand, YMCA Bayview, Resilient OMI, Colors, Community Youth Organization, UCSF, Legal Assistance for the Elderly, SF Homeownership, Always Active, Wise Health, SF Neighborhood Center Together, and OMI Community Collaborative.

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