SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- New Generation became a lifeline for Mendez as she moved into foster care to get away from her abusive parents, then went on to get a bachelor’s degree at San Francisco State University in Comparative World Literature. The kid from the troubled home overcame her tough early years so thoroughly that now, at 27, she works as a community organizer and has begun graduate studies in social work at San Francisco State. And she regularly brings other disadvantaged kids to New Generation, even as she continues to use its services.
“This staff is humble and understanding, especially Andrea,” Mendez said. “I don’t trust many people with my sexual health. But New Generation, I trust with everything.”