SF Women & Girls 

Gender Responsive and Culturally Competent 
Behavioral Health Services 
for Women, Girls, and Families

San Francisco Women and Girls (SFWG) aims to improve the mental health of women, children, and families in San Francisco through assessment of the current system and advocacy for changes that support a gender appropriate and culturally competent approach to the provision of behavioral health services for all.

Goals

 

1. Assess current state of services and identify needs for quality gender appropriate and culturally competent behavioral health services in San Francisco for women, girls, and families.



2. Explore best practices in gender appropriate and culturally competent behavioral health services at a city, county, state, and national level

3. Increase access to quality gender appropriate and culturally competent behavioral health services in San Francisco for women, girls, and families

GABHS Brown Bag Lunches 

GABHS stands for Gender Responsive and Culturally Competent Behavioral Health Services. GABHS Brown Bag Lunches are group gatherings of Community Wellness Partners who work with Women and Girls. The purpose of GABHS Brown Bag Lunches is to share issues within the mental health field as well as learn about best practices in services that work with Women and Girls. 

 

Service Directory for Girls 

The San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women’s Girls Committee partnered with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma’s office to put together the Service Directory for Girls. 

  
The Commission on the Status of Women fosters the advancement of women and girls throughout San Francisco, particularly focusing on issues that impact marginalized women and girls. The Commission’s Girls Committee was created in 2007 to bring girls’ issues to the forefront of the Commission’s work.