Why Integrative Health Care Is Critical For Those Experiencing Homelessness

Why Integrative Health Care Is Critical For Those Experiencing Homelessness

Discussion on integrative health care, homelessness, and housing insecurity.

A panel discussion exploring the importance of Integrative Health Care Practices when working with pain, trauma, isolation, homelessness, and addiction. You’ll learn why these services are imperative to alleviating the homeless and mental health crisis we are experiencing and what you can do to help.


Bonney Lynch LAc, CMT - Bonney Lynch works at a FQHC in Berkeley, LifeLong Ashby Health Center and over the last 8 years has developed an Integrative Medicine Program with Primary Care and Behavioral Health providers by linking same day visits and optimizing a collaborative approach to care.

LifeLong Ashby Health Center works with an underinsured and increasingly diverse population of seniors and families that have complex personal and medical histories. Integrative collaborative care helps bring in and retain patients and provides needed comprehensive treatment.

Bonney also has a private practice in Oakland, and is clinical faculty at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS.

Darren Main - Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad and is the host of the internationally syndicated Inquire Within Podcast and the Living Yoga Series and teaches Yoga on the Labyrinth inside San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral.

Ebony Carter - Ebony Carter is a trauma-informed, certified Yoga Therapist as well as the Assistant Director of the Healing WELL in San Francisco. Healing Well is a non- profit in the Tenderloin that offers free wellness based classes (yoga, meditation, tai-chi, art and 12-step, etc) to address isolation, addiction and trauma.

Heather Dickison - Heather Dickison is the Executive Director as well as a Certified Massage Therapist with the Care Through Touch Institute. CTI is a non-profit in the San Francisco Bay Area that works with trauma, pain, homelessness, & isolation through the context of free seated Massage Therapy.

Venue Information:
3092 16th St
San Francsico, CA, 94113