Street outreach services (SOS)
Beth Rittenhouse-Dhesi, Director of Community Services
Beth joined SFCCC in 2004, after stints as a case manager, program manager, and mental health policy advocate, including 5 years in HIV and homeless services at an SFCCC member clinic. Favorite parts of her job include oversight of Street Outreach Services (SOS) and its Veterinary Street Outreach Services (Vet SOS) project. She believes mobile services are the best way to provide care to homeless people and recently served on the advisory board of a new agency delivering showers and "radical hospitality" to people living on the streets.
Carly Matsukuma, SOS Program Coordinator
Since moving to San Francisco, Carly has been interested in working with the city’s underserved communities. She is excited and humbled to finally be working with the homeless population. Carly enjoys her work because it aligns well with her background in kinesiology and interest in pursuing medicine.
Boyd Williamson, Vet SOS Program Coordinator
Boyd comes to the Vet SOS program with extensive experience in both animal care and customer service. He is excited to be in a position that offers the opportunity to promote animal welfare while also serving disadvantaged populations. He appreciates the intense bond that so many homeless San Franciscans have with their pets and is dedicated to helping keep these animals with their beloved guardians.
Sonia Velazquez, SOS Outreach Worker
Sonia is a skilled Medical Assistant. She is taking classes at City College of San Francisco to obtain a major in Health Education and become certified as a Spanish Health Care Interpreter. Prior to joining SOS, Sonia worked as an Access Coordinator at one of SFCCC’s primary care clinics.
Ilse Gavino Vargas, SOS Outreach Worker
Ilse is a graduate of Cal State Sacramento. She has strong customer service skills and many years of personal experience advocating for family members in the local healthcare delivery system. She is a native Spanish speaker and is interested in pursuing a career in medicine.