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SERVICES

We offer specialized support groups, comprehensive programs, mental health services (Westside Crisis Center), detoxification treatment services (Billie Holiday StabilizationCenter), housing, food (1st & 3rd Saturday of the month), career and educational development, and mentorship.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Our organization offers specialized support groups tailored to individuals facing addiction, relationship challenges, or other life hardships. Referrals are not necessary to join our support groups – simply sign up and show up!

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When: Fridays from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
Where: 245 11th Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA.
Where: Zoom ID: 987 4173 1173, Passcode: 001993

 

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/98741731173?pwd=OUwxV0xyU28zMU8vbWI4OW9rNGxiQT09

Our organization originated in October 1993, out of the need for unity and support of African-American people. The essential task of Positive Directions Equals Change is to provide a philosophy, a set of principles, and a program that inspires a personal and social responsibility to our community. This not only satisfies human needs but also transforms people in the process, making them self-conscious agents of their own liberation. Our support group is a structured “Gathering” of African American people who listen and talk about the things that matter to them. Listening is the key skill that makes “The Gathering” effective as people learn to listen to each other well and the benefits spread to their relationships in the world. 

The listening you are encouraged to do here is different. The idea is to listen in order to assist the person who is talking. People rarely have a chance to examine their thoughts and to experience them at their own pace. We spend our days fulfilling the needs of others with limited time for self-reflection. We try to solve problems but seldom have time to understand why our solutions succeeded or failed. 

“The Gathering” is set up to give people precious time to think. We also have feedback with the idea that we must learn to hear and trust what our people tell us.  One of the tragedies of African Americans in America is that too many never acquire insight into their own existence. They just do not know why they are and this confusion about identity and source is at the core of our ignorance. The Afrikaans have a saying, “If you don’t know who you are, any history will do.” Welcome to America.

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Who: Open to everyone

When: Wednesdays at 11:00 AM through 12 Noon

Where: 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA

A recovery support group to assist individuals to achieve full sobriety after meeting several smaller milestones along their healing journey. Participants begin to define life goals and design their unique pathway towards those goals. The support group helps individuals recognize that recovery and change are gradual and continuous processes. Instead of getting fixated on one big picture goal, SMART objectives help individuals create attainable short-term and long-term goals within a specific amount of time. And offers an opportunity to experience a great deal of satisfaction and a sense of achievement.

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Who: Open to everyone

When: Mondays at 5pm

Where: Zoom ID: 935 6453 9249, Passcode: 588979

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/wc/93564539249/join?from=join&_x_zm_rtaid=F0MrCRL8SumMBui12ILlfw.1689269028839.ce6822dd0b5d956761a02a240ff340e0&_x_zm_rhtaid=631

A recovery support group facilitated in an online distance-learning approach addresses the cycle of violence, developing coping skills to address anger in a more positive way. The course is held on Mondays at 5:00 PM, and is open to the community, referrals accepted. The two-hour class is held over 27 weeks, with a letter of completion provided. Attendance is monitored. The support group also serves individuals who are court-ordered by judges, attorneys, and Probation officers to complete a rehabilitation program.

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Who: Open to everyone

When: Mondays at 7pm

Where: Zoom ID: 914 0349 8998, Passcode: 745205

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/wc/91403498998/join?from=join&_x_zm_rtaid=F0MrCRL8SumMBui12ILlfw.1689269028839.ce6822dd0b5d956761a02a240ff340e0&_x_zm_rhtaid=631

Monolingual Spanish recovery support group serving men. The peer-driven online group addresses the basic foundations of recovery including cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), focusing on how to maintain and stay sober. The support group is peer-driven with a case manager facilitator. The group is open to the community and held on Mondays at 7:00 PM.

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Who: Men Only

When: Tuesdays at 6pm

Where: Zoom ID: 938 5619 2687, Passcode: 680961

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/93856192687?pwd=RDNCUm55RTN0SzlhYzB6S2FuK0NYdz09

 

A recovery support group facilitated in an online distance-learning approach. This signature program and curriculum introduces individuals to social skills, active listening, asking questions, giving feedback, and knowing their feelings. Participants learn to pay attention to their thinking, recognize choices, and consequences, arrive at new thinking, check-in, understand the feelings of others, and problem-solving approaches. The 27-week course is held on Tuesdays from 6:30 through 7:30 PM and deals with changing mindsets and learning how to regulate your feelings. The group is led by two certified facilitators. Attendance is monitored. Men only. A person may enter at the third-week interval; however, they are required to complete through fruition the remaining 27 weeks.

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Who: Open to everyone

When: Mondays at 11am-12pm

Where: 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA

A recovery support group offered in-person on Mondays from 11:00 through 12 Noon, at 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Open to the community, and all are welcome to join. The core curriculum deals with coping strategies, anger, reservations around using, putting yourself in unsafe places and not having a plan, and relapse prevention strategy to maintain soberness. Culturally sensitive approach designed to understand a participant’s background and belief system. Ongoing every week from 11:00 AM through 12 Noon, in-person, at 509 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA. Click on Contact Us and send us a message to notify us of your attendance.

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Who: Women only

When: Wednesday at 6pm

Where: 245 11th Street, San Francisco, CA

Women’s recovery process is often challenging and their struggles are not easy. This curriculum designed to support one’s path to recovery is exclusively designed for women and includes coping strategies for a person to keep themselves safe and maintain their recovery. The facilitator introduces the model; evidence-based with strong research support, with an emphasis on dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), substance misuse/abuse, setting boundaries, coping strategies, and making better decisions. The support group is open to the community and offered in-person at 245 11th Street, San Francisco, CA, on Wednesdays from 5:00 through 7:00 PM.  Referrals are accepted, although services are open to the community. 

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Who: Women only

When: Tuesdays at 1:00, Zoom ID: 837 4928 3109 Passcode: 380630

Thursdays at 3:00 pm, Zoom ID: 840 0800 3399 Passcode: 854745

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/wc/83749283109/join?from=join&_x_zm_rtaid=F0MrCRL8SumMBui12ILlfw.1689269028839.ce6822dd0b5d956761a02a240ff340e0&_x_zm_rhtaid=631

Sisters Circle is a transformative intervention program designed to educate and empower women to overcome the barriers of homelessness, domestic violence, substance abuse, sexual abuse, incarceration, chronic illness, and trauma histories. We help women to gain employment, housing, and apply to school or training programs. We also host events and provide needed supplies, such as COVID-19 supplies, hygiene kits, clothes, and household goods.

Daily classes offered at 1140 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA, from 10:00 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. A weekly class offered at the Community Assessment & Services Center (CASC) Building, 564 Sixth Street, San Francisco, CA. 

Contact number 415-261-2944.

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Who: Open to everyone

When: THURSDAYS AT 5:00 PM

Where: ZOOM ID: 934 3258 2685 PASSCODE: 869240

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/wc/93432582685/join?from=join&_x_zm_rtaid=F0MrCRL8SumMBui12ILlfw.1689269028839.ce6822dd0b5d956761a02a240ff340e0&_x_zm_rhtaid=631

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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.

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CONTACT US

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

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