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you know, first i have to say that i "heart" the portola, i really do. [laughter] >> this is an amazing win frankly for the whole southeast sector, from progress park down, and it's a wonderful night. great to be here with all of you. my name is jeffery betcher. i am the executive director of the organization that emerged 10 years ago from annette young smith and carl page's work on the block where i live. annette lived across the street from me and started planting flowers here or there around the block. and that changed everything mysteriously. and we figured out over time what it was that really created the change, and it wasn't the garden. it wasn't the plants. it was that annette was unafraid to cross the street and give a hug to someone she didn't know, who was radically different from her, and she started to build a personal
relationships that have become cusada gardens and now a network of people and places and projects that are really shaping the culture and life in bayview hunters point. it was -- it's been the distinct pleasure of my life, frankly, to careful where you move, it can change everything. but if you're going to move to a new place, annette young smith is the neighbor that you would pray to have. and i can tell you that she has been a terrific friend and mentor, too. she is still the chair of the board of the cusada gardens. we know it's quesada. [laughter] >> she is still the board. she is still very much at the heart and soul of everything we do. she is our spiritual mentor, and we love her. we truly, truly adore this woman. and i'd like to introduce her to you and i think you'll
(applause) >> what a fantastic way to end this evening. a standing o. that's fantastic. (applause) >> and a woman who obviously practices actions speak louder than words we need here in city hall. without further a do, we conclude this year's nen awards. i want to acknowledge my partner michael pollack back there. (applause) >> not only does he make me look old and fat, but he's an incredibly talented young man. these amazing videos, we'll get all this up on the web for you to share with your friends in the years to come. look forward to future announcements. with that i'd like to conclude the fifth annual nen awards. we'll see you next year. and now we invite you to join us in north light park for a fantastic of food and wine for you to enjoy. thank you all very much. ♪ ♪
and community partners and many, many other wlor here today. i can't believe we're here and it's so great to share this exist day with you and this exciting new chapter in homeless services and a principle care for our most vulnerable co- citizens of san francisco. i'm very happy to have you all here. i'll make a quick program note there is a little reversible in the order just bear with us if it looks like the order is out of order. i wanted to - color to the mike - okay. i want to acknowledge what a shift this is what this day represents for us as a city as a health department and a clinic especially a clinic two
clinics that came together to become one. two clinics that were flagship clinics to provide high quality care and advocacy for our vulnerable residents. we've been innovator long before some of you saw early today in pushing the boundaries and setting higher standards of care for those who have long been overlooked and now we have thanks to the commitment of so many people a beautiful place to symbolize that commitment and the district and respected for the patient we serve. i want to thank all the people and i will do so throughout the program and especially i want to put our patients and a clients
front and center. i want to thank you for being with us and entruce us with your health care it's been exciting to meet you and to hear how excited you are this we've got this space speaker i want to say within the health clinic this has become the urgent health services a very, very long time even before the homeless program and it continues to take care of those who need the care. i think tourists still come to tom when they need help base wear written up in tour guides. we continue to a provided exemplar dental services for
those who are fengd that hiv and we continue to a have this beautiful space downstairs have a strong commitment to provide services in your offer 15 community sites. we have a wonderful office space o pet treatment program that brings recovery right into the preliminary care setting pr we are ahead of the curtain with community based primary care hepatitis care treatment and ahead of the hiv care and we co- run a center of the obsolesce in the tenderloin. through josh about 12 years ago we started or josh started the first medication adherence
program for people who are homeless or mentally ill and many people were written off because they were thought two disorganized to manage it and we said no, we, take care of those people and help them and that program continues (clapping) we've had integrated prim care and behavioral health before president obama thought about that. we have our psychiatry services. and our transgenders tuesday's. wee which is about to celebrate 20 years of service this january
(clapping) and tom o'dell urban health remains at the forefront as itself services for the transgender community are ignoring both to be another service and we can do it all in the state of the arc facility that's a shining example to all of this city's undying testament for those who are surviving with multiple chronic conditions and poverty and the like. we've been doing it and now we get to do it in style (clapping) >> so - enough from me you'll
hear some more thank you's but i'd like to introduce margaret she's the director of the san francisco department of health and she's been a champion and in those moment when we needed help to get through some rough spots to make sure we got this off the ground she was there and creativity in findings solutions to making this day possible. marcelina >> (clapping) >> okay. i'm not moving because i don't want you to see me we just need to fix it. okay mayor, is supervisor kim
here >> yes. >> supervisor kim, director of public health garcia and t nc partners really want to welcome you and we're very, very pleased you're here to share the occasion. the new clinic is actual one of the first grants that we've built since 1969. not only is this incredible it's at the heals of health care reform. i want to thank the mayor's office for their you financial support and director garcia and also to be able to navigate the whole f f c process. this has been really challenging to bring two different clinics with two total care of having a
single way of doing things. it's been challenging but the san francisco staff has shown they can do anything to come together to create this incredible clip. i've said about being incredible in the way they provide care to the homeless they have the best practice and that's what's been brought together not only is the practice being brought together but it's a one stop care for homeless people it has housing and primary care and community programs so it's a one stop location and we will get a better outcome for homeless patients in san francisco.
i wanted to thank t n b c they're great partners and because of them working with us that's why we have the great clinic that we have. tom railway dell we have 12 clinics throughout though city and this helps homeless but just to have the sensibility and vision and commitment on how to help clients and we need health care reform and this will help house to manager the care of people who have complicated health issues so today is a really, really great day. i thank you for coming here to
share with us this great occasion. we look at tom o'dell public health as the great neck best way of providing health care but it will inform us on how to operate on health care reform. okay. again, i really want to welcome you and for those who haven't seen the clinic it's going to be a great clinic. i want to end during the color i actually took mooney was going to walk and someone sitting behind me was actually talking about the clinic and they said they were afraid of going to this nice clinic it's for homeless people so i couldn't help myself and i have to say we
think homeless people need good things, too, and you need to be in a place that's not up to insufficient we want to treat you like everyone and it's a clinic that looks good. wow. the person said that and that's great so i'll probably try it. and i was crossing the street and someone else was talking about the clinic and was afraid to come to the clinic >> i still can't hear me? so i'm sorry so someone was talking about coming to the clinic and the guy actually came to the clinic and was very impressed and they were equipped and it was very, very helpful to
hear that because we were concerned about the patients coming to that clinton was very, very different from the old tom o'dell clinic. i hope people have willing to try it we will excel as a clinic that provides care for the homeless. i do hope that going forward it will give the community a chance to make the clinic the best in the system. and again welcome and thank you for your support (clapping) >> thank you very much marcelina. great and i want to acknowledge supervisor campos who just walked in. there you are thanks for coming.
next up is the chief operating office for the tenderloin who is who's wonderful building we're in and we were here for that opposite o opposite and love to have her join us to make some comments liz >> thanks joseph. can people hear me. i'll try to talk loud and into the mike thank you, mayor and supervisor kim and everyone. and thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent t n b c and our director is out of town. we know he would have loved to
be here. the clinic is part of a much larger project. who's auditorium we're sitting in the t nc is the owner and operator and in addition to the clinic the residential portion of the building houses 1 hundred and 72 formerly homeless tenants all referred by d c h. (clapping) and the building has a gym it's auditorium and art grammatically gallery. noortd 40u789s i am into this building i'm struck. this project is about partnerships. it's a partnership between t n b
c and t h and partnership between health care and housing between the physical space and the activities and the lights that happens inside and it's a partnership between this building and the community that surrounds us. on all those levels this is an exceptional project. t n d c has long enjoyed a relationship. just imagine user on a lay over for 6 years you can illness how closer urging to come so here we are 6 years later and we've learned a lot about each other and our the strength of our relationship as endursz and
deepens. since this project was first conceived we've been spider. we dreamed of a space has has a broadest view of health care and with the highest quality of housing. this violation was led by the upper health division they thought deeply about the vision. our vision survived the economy it survived economic and jerry channels and by the way, a restructuring the health care nationally. here we are going i think we can agree that our original vision has triumphed.
our housing is linked for people who have faced chronic homelessness it's hard to and difficult to achieve this without health care and other supportive services by putting those together the building is living evidence of the critical sunny between those two. many of us have long been proponents since the housing improvements. we've known the benefit of lincoln housing and verifies. and so this this building it's a statement of how far we've come and can go. the clinic is open and spacious and green. the design of the instantly matches the care that's provided
here. it's a welcoming respectful place and it offers a place for people who don't often have access for enough space. four us it's been an honor to participate. finally, the two associations are committed to continue the improvement in this neighborhood for the building is on a corner that's a tough one and committed to outreach to our community. finally t n d c is honored to be part of this partnership (clapping) so we're going to move a little bit faster because we've got to get through the entire program
>> it's my pleasure to introduce our director of health barking garcia who started her career some years ago and now she's our director of health thank her for her vision for this we're celebrating today and her undying support for the patients we serve (clapping) good morning, everyone i celebrate 17 years this week and i started as the sunny director for tom o'dell. if you'd gone into the original tom o'dell that our patients and a staff deserves a better space. it takes time 17 year ago. and i thank you all we've got a
ribbon to cut and i want to acknowledge our clinic folks and we want to thank charles (clapping) >> our ability to work together as a city and let me note every person in san francisco will have a medical home despite this health care will not cover some like the undocket minded everyo will have a home (clapping). >> so we're proud downstairs in the clinton shows the beautiful space. so thank you so much we look forward to seeing you downstairs to cut the ribbon >> and moving next to the
district 678 supervisor jan kim. (clapping). >> good morning it's really great to be here at the tom o'dell medical clinton officially opened on july 9th. my first year in office several of our constituents in district 6 came to my office and said there was one place i had to visit immediately and that's the tom o'dell clinic. they came every week into my office wanting to know that. i want to say they're here in the audience they're not the easiest to pleas of our constituents and trust me they come into the office to let me
know what i'm doing right and wrong by the one thing that praises us is the tom o'dell clinic. when i went to meet the staff and i got to meet the board that included many of our constituents i saw how much they loved the space. those are not the easiest to please but they know their loved and cared for and a place with integrity and respect. i mentioned this a couple months ago when i came to the affordable housing program an amazing youth space here in the tenderloin. but when i spinster a night in one of the homeless shelters homelessness is not just an
economic issue we treat homelessness as a economic issue we talk about job creation and housing and food. what became clear is homeless is a public health issue. that people have homeless not only because of the economic stylists but because of mental health issues and other issues. tom has for decades i want to thank the men and women that work here they are defenders and nurses their dedicated and committed to this population and to our neighborhood this is where they choose to stay you can see the longevity of the service and i know that ms.
garcia is the director of our public health she gets the audio issues. so i have the honor and the same folks came in contact my office and to make sure we got the language right so we would appropriately commend and honor the men and women of the staff that we were told but he members here to honor the medical director of the tom o'dell health clinic. i want to bring up greendrosis joseph and recognize him. this come more than from the board of supervisors it comes from the patient and its clients you serve. in recognition of your leadership in the two health facilities into one clinical that is under one clinic we over
our highest appreciation for your leadership in providing the health care that puts our residents first (clapping) >> so much again. this is is really a treasure and variable asset and i'm happy to represent the neighborhood for the tom o'dell clinic >> and thank you whoever is responsible for this i'm touched. i would be remiss if i didn't share it with our providers and nurses our health care workers our