His Last Birthday

Every holiday and every celebration at Maitri is important for two big reasons: It could be someone’s last and many never thought they would be able to celebrate another. That’s why whenever there’s a holiday coming up, our kitchen [...]

By |2024-02-21T17:26:54+00:00October 1st, 2023|

A Kitchen Like Home

Ann, Maitri’s Food Services Director, was 21 when she moved to the Bay Area for school from Iowa. She cooked to get through school, then fell in love with it. In 1999, she started working for Maitri. She tells us [...]

By |2021-06-28T21:54:24+00:00June 22nd, 2021|

Alejandro’s Story

After working a steady job and living in San Francisco with two cats, Alejandro became critically ill. For months, he endured fevers, loss of appetite and weight loss. “One day, my body just gave up and I couldn’t support myself [...]

By |2021-01-22T20:12:15+00:00January 22nd, 2021|

Brett’s Story

Taking photographs was Brett’s passion and way to capture memories. Over 30 years, Brett’s sizable collection outgrew his apartment’s wall space. His art was so striking that it proved to be an extra source of income to help pay bills [...]

By |2021-01-06T09:48:04+00:00December 21st, 2020|

Jerome’s Story

Meaningful conversations and laughter have been Jerome’s medicine in the face of many personal struggles associated with living with AIDS. Recently, something unexpected happened: after being diagnosed as legally blind, Jerome became deaf. “Not being able to fully see [...]

By |2021-01-07T01:09:55+00:00October 21st, 2020|
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