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RAMS, Inc. (Richmond Area Multi-Services) is a private, non-profit mental health agency that is committed to advocating for and providing community based, culturally-competent, and consumer-guided comprehensive services, with an emphasis on serving Asian & Pacific Islander Americans. Founded in San Francisco's Richmond District in 1974, our agency offers comprehensive services that aim to meet the behavioral health, social, vocational, and educational needs of the diverse community of the San Francisco Area with special focus on the Asian & Pacific Islander American and Russian-speaking populations. Each year, RAMS serves about 19,000 adults, children, and families and provides services in over 30 languages and dialects, including Asian languages - Cambodian, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishanese, Taiwanese), Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, and Vietnamese - and Russian.
RAMS fosters leadership and actively participates in efforts towards raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health. Such activities include: sponsor & participate in health & neighborhood fairs, advocate to impact public policy, facilitate workshops for the community and other healthcare professionals, establish & actively participate in collaborations & coalitions, and participate in media and public campaigns.
RAMS is recognized by the local and national social service community as having expertise in providing culturally competent mental health services to the underserved, with a unique expertise in working with the Asian & Pacific Islander and Russian-speaking populations. The agency has received numerous awards for delivery of culturally competent services, clinical training, employment of people with disability, and community leadership.
RAMS believes in serving clients in their primary or preferred language(s) of treatment, supporting consumer choice & empowerment, and advocating for the accessibility to services.
RAMS offers over 30 clinical programs at varying levels of care in over 85 sites citywide, to meet the diverse needs of the community. Services include:
- Adult & Older Adult and Children, Youth & Family Outpatient Services
- Behavioral Health & Consultation Services at schools, youth centers, and childcare sites
- Adult Residential and Integrated Behavioral Health & Medical Support Services
- Vocational Training and Employment Services
- Psychology Training and Clinical Practicum
- Psychological Assessment and Testing
- Clinical, Cultural, and Organizational Consultation
- Adult and Youth Workforce Development & Career Pathways and Education
- Outreach and Community Organizing Activities