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Our mission at Conard House is to create and maintain the transformative resources that people who live with chronic mental illness--and frequently concurrent medical conditions--need to self-manage their lives effectively. Each year, disabling psychiatric episodes shatter everyday reality for thousands of adults living in San Francisco. These events disrupt their ability to work, to express themselves clearly and even to eat or sleep. Negotiating the maze of healthcare bureaucracies to get the help they need can be beyond the capabilities of those who need help the most. We focus on building welcoming and caring communities that empower residents and give them hope for the future.
For more than 50 years, Conard House has provided effective, community-based resources for San Francisco's vulnerable adults living with serious mental health issues. Every day, clients working with our skilled team find healthy pathways to recovery, and those resources - including a combination of counseling, treatment, programs and other services - in order to self-manage chronic medical and mental illnesses.
Each year, Conard House serves more than 1,600 adults by:
- Creating welcoming, caring and empowering communities
- Fostering personal insight into illness and recovery
- Promoting long-term independent living; providing access to secure, well-maintained housing
- Helping our clients understand and negotiate the public mental health and health systems of care
- Restoring hope