His Last Birthday

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

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 [...]

A Kitchen Like Home

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

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 [...]

Alejandro’s Story

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

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 [...]

Brett’s Story

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

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 [...]

Jerome’s Story

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

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 [...]

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