C A L L E S P R O G R A M COMMUNITY-BASED STREET INTERVENTION PROGRAM
P R O G R A M G O A L S CALLES is a program that works directly with youth and young adults on the street to offer intervention and alternatives to violence and involvement with the juvenile justice system since 1980. This collaborative effort emphasizes youth leadership development, cultural and political awareness, and positive activities. CALLES offers individual youth and family advocacy, specialized Intensive Home Based Supervision advocacy; street based outreach, as well as late night diversion programming.
S T R E E T O U T R E A C H CALLES provides citywide street level intervention and prevention through universal contacts during late night outreach, daily canvassing of schools and neighborhood hotspots to defuse potentially violent situations and make referrals to other support services. Street outreach services will occur in schools, community locations and detention settings where violence is identified and/or prevalent. Strategic contacts will be made to prevent and intervene in incidences that may lead to serious street violence. Selected outreach will also be performed to support the de-escalation of violence caused by identified priority groups in order to educate and prevent community violence.
P U B L I C E D U C A T I O N A N D C O M M U N I T Y M O B I L I Z A T I O N This component will provide educational and gang/turf related workshops to help better serve the most high-risk population in San Francisco. It will also provide support to communities affected by violence by staffing peace promotion activities such as outings and peace marches such as the Mission Nightwalk group.
G E O G R A P H I C F O C U S CALLES is focused primarily in the Mission, Excelsior, SOMA/Tenderloin neighborhoods, but shifts coverage according to neighborhood trends and operates citywide.
C O N T A C T Roberto E. Alfaro Homies Organizing the Mission to Empower Youth (HOMEY) Tel: 415.861.1600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org