Who we are:
FMHI-SF (Filipino Mental Helath Initiative - San Francisco) was established in 2012 through the collaboration of mental health providers, consumers, advocates, community leaders, and interested community members commited to supporting the wellness of Filipinos and Filipino-Americans in San Francisco.

Our Mission:
Through capacity building, outreach and engagement in the Filipino community, FMHI-SF strives to reduce stigma, promote awareness, increase access to culturally appropriate wellness services and increase effectiveness of the behavioral health services in San Francisco.

For more information, please contact
(415) 348-8042


Your generous gift will help build Filipino American cultural resource centers


Have some free time, feeling the need to help out, we can always use more help


Event Hall and Conference room available to rent for your event

  • SF Parol Lantern Festival & Parade

    The Filipino-American Development Foundation is happy to invite you to the 13th annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival and Parade.

    Event details
    Saturday, December 12, 2015 5pm-9pm
    Event starts in Yerba Buena Gardens and moves to St. Patrick's Church Google Map

    It’s the time of the year again, when the community starts making their parol lanterns and holiday decor to adorn their houses for the yuletide season. In San Francisco, on Saturday, December 12, 2015, the community will be holding the 13th Annual San Francisco Parol Lantern Festival – a must-see event during the holiday season... Parol Website

  • SF Parol Commission Project 2015

    Application & Parol Design due Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    Click here to APPLY

    Calling all artists, artisans and parol maker extraordinaires – win $1000 commissioning reward to create your very own expression of a parol lantern!

    In addition to this year’s annual Tala awards, FADF & Kularts will commission an artist/artisan to design and construct a grand parol lantern that will be featured prior to and during the 13th Annual Parol Lantern Festival & Parade!

    Selected artist(s) will have from October 9 to December 1 to construct their winning Parol design. Artist(s) will receive a $250 max to bring their creation to life.*

    *FADF & Kularts can select up to 2 projects to support
    *Artist(s) is/are allowed to go over $350 budget, but must supply additional funds

  • Parol Making Workshops

    Fridays in October, November & December

    Oct 23, 30
    Nov 6, 13, 20 (not Friday after Thanksgiving)
    Dec 4

    Bayanihan Community Center

    1010 Mission Street, 5:30pm – 8:00pm

    Supplies are provided to make your own parol at the Bayanihan Community Center

    Supplies for your first parol are no charge. Additional parol supplies are available for a fee, depending on size.

    If you would like to view pricing and order Parol Kits please submit your order.

    Order Kits

  • Mabuhay Health Center

    Clinic Scheduled every 2nd Saturday of the month in the Bayanihan Community Center. Drop-in hours: 10:30am - 1:30pm

    The Mabuhay Health Center is a free student-run community health clinic that aims to reduce health disparities existing within the South of Market district of San Francisco. Under the supervision of UCSF faculty, students participate in services in partnership with the Bayanihan Community Center. By providing free, ongoing monthly services including health screenings, medication therapy management, and health education seminars, Mabuhay Health Center hopes to promote a healthier lifestyle among SOMA residents. Mabuhay Health Center Website

  • PG&E CARE Program

    The PG&E CARE (California Alternate Rates for Energy) program provides a monthly discount on energy bills for income-qualified households and housing facilities. Qualifications are based on the number of persons living in your home and your total annual household income. CARE Program online applications

  • Filipino-American Development Foundation
  • Bayanihan Community working together
  • Katatagan Social sustainability "strong and grounded"
  • Karangalan Cultural integrity and pride
  • Malasakit Caring for each other
  • Kagalingan Betterment of all
  • Also @ the Bayanihan
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