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Nonprofit ponies up $3 million to get those in crisis off SF’s streets and into temporary beds

Tipping Point Community, a San Francisco nonprofit tackling poverty, will donate up to $3 million to fund a new psychiatric respite facility in the city.

The news comes as city officials are scrambling to address the crisis of mentally ill and drug-addicted homeless people on San Francisco’s streets.

The funding, announced Thursday, will cover capital costs and 18 months of operational costs for the new facility. The respite center, which will have 15 beds for those in need of psychiatric services and treatment, will mirror an existing 29-bed facility on the San Francisco General Hospital campus, called Hummingbird Place… Read More

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