Stories

Ciara

An Anonymous Donor Made a Client’s Dreams Come True

Look at those smiles! This is Ciara, a Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team (HA&RT) Intervention Specialist, with Maryjane, a young […]

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Huckleberry House Client – Sorinne

It’s quite possible my circumstances wouldn’t be as positive today if it weren’t for me running away to Huckleberry House […]

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Huckleberry House Family Counseling Clients – The Paoli Family

We have participated in family therapy with Huckleberry House and it has been the single best mental health service provider […]

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“My life before Huckleberry was a downward spiral.” – Christina’s Story

I would not be where I am today if not for Huckleberry. The leadership skills I’ve gained and the relationships […]

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“Huckleberry was life saving for me when I had nowhere to go.” – Yusuf’s Story

In 1997, at age 11, Yusuf Hansia moved to Mill Valley, CA from Bahrain to live with his grandparents. He […]

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“My world changed the first time I walked in Huckleberry’s doors.” – Lateefah’s Story

My mom was a single mom and I was raised in the Western Addition. I had a couple of friends […]

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Remembering Danny Keenan – Huckleberry’s First HIV Program Director

In the 1980s, Huckleberry began focusing the growth of our health programming for youth. By the end of the decade, […]

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“Huckleberry was very significant in my life.” – Michael’s Story

Like many high school seniors in 1974, Michael Gammino was feeling the pressure of attending a very competitive college-prep high […]

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“I know, first hand, that organizations like Huckleberry make a difference for kids.” – Wayne’s Story

During the Summer of Love, Wayne LaRue Smith was twelve and living in a chaotic and violent home in Reno. […]

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A Vision of what a Normal, Peaceful and Stable Environment Could Be

Approximately a decade after Huckleberry House opened its doors, Johanna began running away from home to escape an abusive home […]

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Homeless Girl

“Young People Need a Place where They Feel Safe and Huckleberry Is that Place”

We recently reconnected with Michelle, who stayed at Huckleberry House over thirty years ago when she was just 13 years […]

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“I Want to Help Break the Cycle of Violence and Abuse”

In 2010, former Huckleberry Executive Director Bruce Fisher and Vicky Valentine, Director of Huckleberry Wellness Academy-San Francisco, gave a presentation […]

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I Have Somehow Been Able to Make a Life for Myself…

For decades, Huckleberry has had the honor and privilege of serving Bay Area youth and families.  One of our former […]

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Human Trafficking

Huckleberry’s Director of Programs, Mollie Brown, Discusses our Work with Trafficked Youth in the SF Chronicle

Huckleberry Youth Programs was recently asked by the city of San Francisco to take over a contract to serve youth […]

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1.800.RUNAWAY PSA Features Former Huckleberry House Client, Soy

“I really didn’t feel safe anymore at home,” says Soy, a former client at Huckleberry House. She is the first […]

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Huckleberry Hero In The Fight Against HIV: Austin Padilla

Huckleberry’s HIV Prevention Workshops were recently featured in Kenneth Cole PSA series. One of our speakers, Austin, is a hero […]

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A Victim of Human Trafficking – Jayden’s Story

Jayden (whose name has been changed), is a sixteen-year-old who has been the victim of sexual exploitation since she was […]

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Catch Up With HWA Alum William Liem

Like all of our Huckleberry Wellness Academy students, William had difficult choices to make the spring of his senior year, […]

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Huckleberry House Client Paying It Forward

Soy Kim has been a Huckleberry CARC Mentor for a little over a year and feels a very special connection […]

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“PrEP” For Youth Q&A

Ashley Rojas, Huckleberry’s Community Health Coordinator, recently answered some very important questions about the work we do in the community. […]

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