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Brighter Futures Program

HCN’s Brighter Futures program serves Black/African American children, families, and individuals and includes therapy for Black fathers, long-term case management, and linkages and referrals.

Services Provided


Individual Therapy

1 to 1 individual therapy for 1 hour, once a week, with the assigned HCN therapist. 1 family therapy session, per month, is also offered to support fathers and their families. All therapy services are confidential.


Case Management

Services to support fathers in locating local and/or state-based resources to meet individual and family needs. Services can be long-term or short-term. ALL therapy clients will receive case management support. Serviced delivered weekly or bi-weekly.


Group Services

Therapy Groups: Opportunity for sessions to address and process common themes or concerns for fathers in the program.

Education Groups: Opportunities to learn tools and information to support fathers in their role(s).


Key Facts

  • All insurance types are accepted.

  • All services are free of charge.

  • Services are provided in a hybrid model

       (i.e. virtual and in-person).

Brighter Futures Clinician

“Hello my name is Terrek Humphreys, a clinician with Brighter Futures. I am a 47 year old Bay Area native who lives as a husband, father, cousin and brother.  I hold a Masters in Social Work from Cal State East Bay.  As my time as a clinician, I  have supported mental health healing for over 18 years in various ways.  I am excited for this opportunity to share my life lived experiences and expertise as a therapist to African American fathers in San Francisco. With BF goal to support this specific demographic, I am encouraged and optimistic that we can help African American men heal in a safe, respectful, and dignified manner.” 


—  Terrek Humphreys

“Empty your mind. Be formless. Shapeless. Like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

– Bruce Lee (San Francisco native)
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