Tenderloin Health Center To Close Amid Financial Turmoil
On Thursday, the board of directors of San Francisco's Tenderloin Health announced that the center will close because of financial problems. According to Tenderloin Health CEO David Fernandez, the center -- which serves homeless and indigent city residents at risk of acquiring HIV or AIDS -- is dealing with debt amid a poor economy and the loss of federal funds. Fernandez said the center would close in the next several months, once new providers are found for its clients. Each year, the center provides about 250 patients with medical care, 500 patients with dental care, 750 with housing assistance and serves 1,400 individuals who need prevention and testing services.
- "Tenderloin Health To Close Due to Money Woes" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/6).