Save HAPS- Protect SF Mental Health

$44,283 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 323 people in 31 months
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Barton Shulman
for Haight Ashbury Psychological Services

Haight Ashbury Psychological Services  (or "HAPS") has worked for 37 years to improve the lives of people in the San Francisco Bay Area community by providing low-fee psychotherapy to those in need, and education, training, and supervision to those who serve.

HAPS recently learned that our landlord is going to tear down our building to build high-priced condos and that we are being displaced after 37 years.  

We have managed to find a new clinic location
in San Francisco, but we need to raise the remainder of our goal in order to cover moving expenses and higher rent at the new space.   Our clinic will close if we can't raise enough funds! We desperately need your help!  

San Francisco non-profits are being priced out and displaced every day, and our wonderful city is losing irreplaceable resources.  We can't let affordable, quality mental health be one of those losses!

(HAPS is beloved in our community; we were voted "San Francisco's Favorite Chairty" in 2014 by 7x7 Magazine.)


Each year, HAPS works with up to 15 Interns from masters and doctoral programs from schools all over the Bay Area. We are highly respected in the psychological community, and our internship/training program is highly competitive. Each intern carries a caseload of 8-10 clients and receives supervision and training throughout their placement at HAPS.

If clients have no money, there are places they can go to receive mental health services; but if they make $1,000 a month or so, and are suffering with depression, want couples therapy, have an eating disorder, an anger problem or are trying to stay sober and able to work, then they come to HAPS. We’ve trained hundreds and of therapists and served thousands of clients. HAPS receives no city or federal funding, so we rely on donations.  It would be tragic if this invaluable resource is forced to close.


There is no rent control for commercial spaces in California and rentals are skyrocketing in San Francisco. HAPS, like numerous non-profits is faced with closing our doors or relocating. We are fighting to stay open but the costs of relocation are prohibitive for us. We need to raise $65,000 for first- and last-month's rent, security deposit, moving costs, furniture, and loss of income during the transition. It is our greatest hope to continue serving our community for another 37 years. Please help us do that by:

- Making as big a tax-deductible contribution as you possibly can—if ever there was a time to help HAPS and secure mental health services in San Francisco, THIS IS IT.

- Telling your friends - and their friends - and anyone who will listen.  Tell your senator, your local newspaper or TV station.  Tell your doctor, your school, your family. Please—tell everyone, and beg them to help.  Please share the link to this campaign on social media.

We are fighting hard to can keep providing low-cost psychotherapy for folks who need it for another 37 years.

In gratitude,

Haight Ashbury Psychological Services ("HAPS")

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We opened our doors to clients at our new clinic today! Thank you to everyone who made this possible with your generosity. Between on- and offline gifts, we are less than $2k away from our fundraising goal... can we close that gap in the 12 hours left for our campaign?
Putting the finishing touches on the new clinic earlier this week.
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Tomorrow is moving day! Less than $5,000 to go! Thanks to offline donations in addition to gifts here on our GFM page, we have raised over $57k of our $65k goal. One week to go on the campaign - can you help get us there? If you prefer to give in-kind, please consider filling a need on our wish-list:
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2 WEEKS LEFT in our campaign - please help us meet our goal of $65k by February 15th, when we open our doors to clients at our new home on Geary Blvd in SF.

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New Home for HAPS!
Directors Donna Zoll & Lisa Frankfort
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In a time of uncertainty and anxiety for many people, HAPS is here to provide support and high-quality mental health care to people. Please help us ensure continuity of low-cost services for the San Francisco community by making a donation and/or sharing our campaign with 3 people today. Thank you for helping us reach our goal!
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$44,283 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 323 people in 31 months
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Created August 14, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Haight Ashbury Psychological Services
Certified Charity
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San Francisco, CA
EIN: 942924358
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Imogen Prince
17 months ago

I am a first year Expressive Arts Student at CIIS, starting to research places that resonate with me and where I would like to do my practicum. On watching your video on YouTube I was brought to tears and aside from my small donation, I wanted to send you all hope, warmth and strength on the next step of your journey. I would very much welcome the opportunity to meet you, with the possibility of contributing towards your wonderful work that you provide for our community. Warmest wishes, Imogen

Heather Hawkins
25 months ago


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