CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY

Pat Smith

I am Pat Smith and I was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. I attended San Francisco City College where I studied Child Development, and College of San Mateo, where I studied TV and radio. I worked for 2 years as a Group Supervisor at Montgomery House in the Mission District of San Francisco, where I supervised 33 girls ages 15-18 years old. I also worked as an Assistant Manager at the On Broadway Theatre, where many plays were presented such as “Norman is that You” and “Evolution of Blues Cotton Club.” The theatre also presented punk rock concerts by bands such as The Dead Kennedys, Flipper, Nina Cherry and Iggy Pop. I have also worked at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland for an award show, starting off as a production assistant and leaving as an Associate Producer 15 years later.

After a fire occurred at the On Broadway theatre, I began to do foster care. I have been a foster parent and now Resource Family for 33 years. I began with a special unit called “Baby Mama,” a.k.a. the Fragile Infant Care Unit. In this unit were placed drug exposed and affected infants, some on life assisting equipment. I have adopted 4 children since then, 3 of whom are currently at home, and am also caring for a child in placement as well as my 93-year-old mother.

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