3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic was founded as a community effort to ensure that the 6,000 young residents of Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) had access to the same opportunities for healthcare, employment, and education as other youth in San Francisco. When it first opened in 2005, 3rd Street was run by a dedicated group of volunteers made up of neighborhood parents and upstanders who offered health education and arts programming over the summer months. Today, 3rd Street reaches more than 1,500 young people each year through a wide range of holistic services that include:

  • A full-service primary health care clinic that offers free youth physicals, referrals for specialists, STI treatment, rapid HIV testing/counseling, and pregnancy testing/counseling.
  • Individual, family, and group therapy and clinical case management.
  • Housing Services: 3rd Street is a designated Youth Access Point into the City’s Coordinated Entry System, a dedicated nonprofit partner in the City’s Rising Up campaign to end homelessness, in partnership with LYRIC: Center for LGBTQQ Youth and San Francisco State University (SFSU) to connect enrolled students to rapid re-housing options, and offers HomePoint, the first and only rapid-rehousing program specifically designed for homeless youth in BVHP.
  • (New!!) Lower Polk TAY Navigation Center. Now open, 3rd Street and its partner Success Centers will oversee a gender-inclusive homeless shelter at 700 Hyde Street. The TAY Navigation Center will support young people experiencing homelessness with substance abuse, mental health, and education and employment support while they await placement into permanent homes.
  • 3rd StrEATS: a food pantry/CSA program that gives young people free and fresh organic produce and food twice a week through partnerships with Imperfect Produce and the San Francisco Produce Market.
  • HealthCore: A healthcare-focused workforce development program that prepares Transition Age Youth (TAY) for careers in allied health.
  • 3rd Street Leadership Academy (3LA ): Participants study health challenges and opportunities in the neighborhood, prioritize issues of concerns, develop action plans, and connect with grassroots activists and public officials to impact change.
  • Youth Outreach Squad (YOS): Youth learn about health and wellness and create health-focused outreach campaigns to share with their peers.
  • Summer Health Education Program (SHEP): Held over the summer months, young people learn how to make informed choices about their health and the relationship between poverty, race, and chronic disease

Mission Statement

To help youth, ages 12-24, from Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) make healthy and safe decisions that improve their physical, emotional, and social health, empowering them to become successful, contributing adults.

Vision Statement

To build a more equitable world where the color of a person’s skin is not a risk factor for chronic disease, homelessness, and economic instability, and that youth from all San Francisco neighborhoods lead happy, fulfilling lives.

3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic:

Medical clinic, counseling and service hub, main office
1728 Bancroft Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

The Point:

Housing Services (rapid re-housing, Youth Access Point, case management)
5600 Space D 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124

The Annex:

Executive Offices
One Crescent Way
San Francisco, CA 94134

Michelle Magee, Co-Chair
Michelle Magee, Co-ChairExecutive Committee, Co-Chair
Michelle holds a Master of Public Administration, Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education and English, State University of New York. Michelle recently retired after two decades leading Harder+Company Community Research, a social and health policy consulting firm. Her consulting practice was focused on building effective community collaboratives between public agencies, nonprofits, and foundations to improve how behavioral health and human services were delivered to underserved communities. Michelle now spends her time enjoying the urban energy of San Francisco, exploring the natural beauty of the Bay Area with her rescue pups, and serving as Co-Chair on 3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic’s Board of Directors. Michelle has a passion for improving opportunities for children, youth, and their families—particularly through the lens of health equity. Being on the Board of 3rd Street continues to be one of the great privileges and joys of her life. She is honored to support the outstanding work of our black-led organization in striving for racial justice and equal opportunity for the youth and families we are privileged to know.
Lyslynn Lacoste, Co-Chair
Lyslynn Lacoste, Co-ChairExecutive Committee, Co-Chair
Lyslynn Lacoste is a New York Bar licensed attorney from Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, serving as the Executive Director of Bayview Mobilization for Adolescent Growth in our Communities (BMAGIC) a program under San Francisco’s Office of the Public Defender, which she has held since 2011. Lyslynn continues strengthening the BMAGIC community network; supporting more than 75 community-based organizations, schools, faith–based organizations, and city agencies that serve within the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. As BMAGIC’s ED, she sits on advisory committees that work towards, violence prevention, healthy eating, and active living, activating and rebuilding safe open spaces, and community-building events. Lyslynn also holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Latin American Studies from Boston University.
Jackie Relyea, Treasurer
Jackie Relyea, TreasurerFinance Committee, Chair
Jackie Relyea is Director of Credit and a member of the Executive Loan Committee at First Republic Bank, where she makes lending decisions and oversees the underwriting and portfolio management of two commercial loan products to ensure the on-going safety and soundness of the bank’s balance sheet. As a member of First Republic’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and as a Community Reinvestment Act Ambassador, Jackie is also focused on advancing economic equity within the bank and within the community. Jackie began volunteering with 3rd Street as a financial consultant via Full Circle Fund in 2017, a partnership that was driven by a central tenant that organizations are more effective when the leadership represents the community that they serve. Moved by the success of 3rd Street’s holistic and agile approach in removing barriers to economic opportunity and wellness for Bayview Hunters Point youth, Jackie joined the board in 2018.
Laura Fallon, Director
Laura Fallon, DirectorDevelopment Committee, Chair
Laura Fallon is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through the Co-Active Training Institute, a globally recognized organization accredited by the International Coaching Federation. Laura previously spent five years working in operations, project, and supply chain management across multiple Fortune 500 healthcare companies. She currently works on the People Operations team at Burning Man Project, where she enjoys supporting staff around interpersonal dynamics. Laura has an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT. Laura is passionate about authentic expression, intersectional feminism, and contemporary dance. She joined the board in 2020 because of a personal mission to always give back and contribute to the communities she lives in and is a part of.
Savitha Moorthy, Director
Savitha Moorthy, DirectorGovernance & Board Education Committee, Chair
Savitha Moorthy is a fierce advocate for equity, especially in early childhood education. She is the Executive Director of Tandem, Partners in Early Learning — a job that offers her the opportunity and privilege to work with a diverse, talented team on the systemic challenges facing families with young children. Before joining Tandem, Savitha has been both a preschool teacher and a researcher working at the intersection of early childhood education, STEM learning, and media and technology. Savitha’s work is shaped both by her training as a teacher and researcher and by her experiences as an immigrant, woman of color, member of a multi-racial family, and the mother of a four-year-old son.
Misty Patton, Director
Misty Patton, Director
Misty Patton is a native San Franciscan, born and raised in Bayview Hunters Point. She has worked in the medical field for over two decades with expertise in Trauma (Level One), Labor & Delivery Units, and Birthing Centers. Informed by data showing how breastfeeding can lower Black Infant Death rates, Misty has worked as a Lactation Consultant with primarily African American mothers. Currently, Misty works as a Medical Program Educator at Kaiser Permanente School for Allied Health. She is pursuing her Education Doctoral Degree in Organizational Change & Administration at California Baptist University, where she also earned a Master’s degree in Education and a Bachelors of Science in Business Management with a focus in Health Service Management. In her role at Kaiser, Misty is helping to develop the curriculum for a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Competency course for future medical practitioners in the field of allied health. Misty joined the 3rd Street Board because both she and her husband grew up in Bayview Hunters Point and know firsthand how a person’s geography can influence their future. She wanted to be a model for youth living in the same neighborhood where she once lived and contribute in a meaningful way to an agency dedicated to their empowerment.
Ruth Thomas-Squance, Director
Ruth Thomas-Squance, Director
Ruth Thomas-Squance, Ph.D., MPH, is Director of Field Building at the Build Healthy Places Network where she ensures delivery of high-quality activities and content in line with the organization’s national Field Building Strategy. Dr. Thomas-Squance advances engagement with state and national initiatives, curates resources, and identifies promising practices that build high-level support for effective collaborations at the intersection of community development, public health, and healthcare sectors. Dr. Thomas-Squance’s passion for contributing to the promotion of health and social equity has taken her from a successful career in biomedical research to management in the non-profit and public sectors and informed her desire to contribute to 3rd Street’s mission as a board member. Dr. Thomas-Squance earned her doctorate from Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, London, UK, and her Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley. She lives in San Francisco with her family.
Joi Jackson-Morgan, Executive Director
Joi Jackson-Morgan, Executive Director
Joi holds a MPH from Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and is a second-generation Bayview Hunters Point native. Under Joi’s leadership, 3rd Street has experienced exponential growth fortifying its standing as leader of housing and behavioral health services for the young people of Bayview Hunters Point and the surrounding District 10 neighborhoods.