The mission of Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc. (IFR) is to promote and enhance the health and well-being of Chicanos/Latinos and multicultural/multiracial youth.
That mission is realized through a continuum of mental health, HIV-related and social services including health promotion and prevention, early intervention, case management, clinical mentoring, family support, comprehensive behavioral health services, and cultural/spiritual activities and practices.
IFR was founded in 1978 as the first Chicano/Latino focused mental health center in San Francisco.
Over the past 28 years, the agency has evolved into a multi-service community health and social service agency with over 80 bilingual/multicultural and multidisciplinary staff. The agency serves approximately 4,000 clients and their families each year through its multiple programs. IFR serves children, youth, adults and families/caretakers, and has an extensive history of working collaboratively with other agencies to meet the needs of our clients and the Mission District community.