Zinman, Sally. Sally Zinman: interview with Paul Engels, 1990. White Light Communications Collection (MS 984). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
(00:00:55)Berkeley Drop-in Center began as a result of the activism of ex-patients. Zinman moved to California from Florida specifically
because she planned to develop the Drop-In Center. She describes the first couple of years of community outreach, establishing
services, and selecting a location.
(00:07:52)The Drop-in Center's first funding came from a general funds block grant. It allowed them to provide food, which was essential
way to bringing in more people. They intentionally established themselves in a neighborhood that served minority groups and
(00:11:49)They have both staff and volunteers. They've been able to develop an advocacy department, which works one-on-one with clients
with those who request it. Zinman describes some of the services offered.
(00:17:28)One of their plans is to create a transitional house that allows people to temporarily stay and be supported.
(00:21:50)Zinman describes other drop-in centers. Each is uniquely situated to fit the needs of their respective communities.
(00:30:32)Interview ends. Credits roll. Producer/interview: Paul Engels. Director: Irene Rea. Camera: Susan Jewett, Karl Hamann. Contact