Jason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. He has been working with poor and homeless people, in the communities of substance use, mental illness, and HIV disease in San Francisco since 1990. He worked in the provision of services in permanent supportive housing, at Community Housing Partnership, and came to work at the Department of Public Health after earning a Masters in Social Work Education at University of California Berkeley in 2001. He supervised street outreach for the San Francisco Homeless Outreach Team, and was a member of the San Mateo County Psychiatric Emergency Response Team. Now, he is the lead for Encampment Resolution for San Francisco’s Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.