Aahf’s wellness center opens in California
SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— Aahf Community Centers of Southern California is opening a new wellness center in the California city where it was established.
The center is located in the heart of the Bay Area city of Berkeley.
It’s called Integrative Care Center of San Francisco.
The center will be open to the public in the first quarter of 2019, said Sarah Stokke, the facility’s chief executive.
The new facility will be staffed by community leaders and integrative practitioners.
Stokke says the new facility is a collaboration with the San Francisco Bay Area’s leading animal wellness center and San Francisco-based animal care provider, Foothill Health Center.
She says it will be a safe space for people with disabilities and families, to work with integrative practices to help people with autism spectrum disorders, as well as other challenges.
The facility is being built by San Francisco developer and environmental activist Scott Richey.
Richeys company, Richex, has a building on West 16th Street in the city.
Richeys goal is to build a facility in Berkeley that can be expanded to other parts of the city, Stokkel says.
He also hopes to open an office in San Francisco in the future.
The project is being financed by the Bay County Community Development Authority, which is a joint venture between the county and the city of San Diego.