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POSITIVE DIRECTIONS EQUALS CHANGES

We are a San Francisco-based organization providing comprehensive services to justice-involved individuals grappling with addiction, mental health, and rehabilitation. We offer intensive case management, a range of support options, and a commitment to long-term client success.

POSITIVE DIRECTIONS EQUALS CHANGES

We are a San Francisco-based organization providing comprehensive services to justice-involved individuals grappling with addiction, mental health, and rehabilitation. We offer intensive case management, a range of support options, and a commitment to long-term client success.

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"WITHOUT SUPPORT WE CAN'T SURVIVE"

— Cregg Johnson & Cedric Akbar, Co-founders of PDEC

OUR MISSION

At Positive Directions, we promote personal and social responsibility in underserved communities through advocacy, education, and comprehensive services. We address long-term needs, barriers, and solutions related to drug abuse and incarceration. Our unwavering commitment is to create lasting positive change for individuals and families in treatment, recovery, and reducing destructive behaviors.

OUR IMPACT

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LIVES CHANGED

VOLUNTEERS

FACILITIES

FAMILY REUNIFICATIONS

SERVICES

We provide comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery services, including detoxification, housing assistance, career development, and specialized support groups. Join our community today by signing up for our weekly meetings and events - no referrals necessary!

PROGRAMS

We offer diverse, impactful programs that empower individuals for positive change. Programs are tailored to provide essential resources, support, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. Individuals may qualify for more than one program and we will work with you to find a program that best suits you.

Positive Directions Equals Change has been dedicated to making a positive impact on our community for 30 years, and we could not have done it without the support of our volunteers, donors, and partners. As we prepare for our 30th anniversary fundraiser, we want to thank everyone who has been part of our journey and invite you to join us on November 3rd, 2023, for a night filled with celebration, inspiration, and hope.

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“My advice: Don’t overwhelm the situation. Find your rhythms and your boundaries so you can have the long game. I’ve discovered stability and normalcy and it’s alright with me. Being around positive people is a big part of my success in recovery and in life. I’m 63 and have a good outlook on where my life is going. Positive Directions gave me a chance to find the direction where I wanted to go. San Francisco has a lot of opportunities for people who want to start over and they don’t frown on your past when you demonstrate changed thinking and behavior. I say to anyone reading this, take a look at San Francisco. It has a lot to offer.”

— Trent Taylor, “Cracking the sobriety code

DONATE

Make a lasting impact on underserved communities and individuals in need!

GET INVOLVED

Donate, volunteer with us, become a mentor, or partner with PDEC!

CONTACT US

Email us at: contact@positivedirectionsequalschange.org or fill the contact form out!             

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