March 31, 2020
Introducing the San Mateo County Pride Center‘s new Director, Francisco “Fankie” Sapp! Frankie is featured in Pink Spots‘ latest article, where he shares his experience as a trans person, and how the Pride Center and StarVista are providing services and staying connected with the community during the shelter-in-place order:
The San Mateo County Pride Center and its lead agency, StarVista, welcome its newest Director, Francisco “Frankie” Sapp. Since 2017, the Pride Center has been a champion of support, education, and advocacy. Frankie joins a team of six mental health clinicians and case managers, five staff, and 30 volunteers, just in time for International Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st; a day celebrating transgender people and their contributions to society, and raising awareness about discrimination.
In the midst of COVID-19, the Pride Center is taking steps to ensure its community stays connected. ”Our services are ‘virtually’ open,” said Frankie. “Our peer support groups and volunteer program are moving online, and counseling and drop-in services are available by phone and web applications. We are the community we serve, and we are here for you.”