Kelly Bunce has shown lifelong commitment to San Francisco’s foster care community. Kelly moved here to San Francisco from New York in 1998 and has been dedicated to improving outcomes for young people in foster care. Her initial work in San Francisco with Larkin Street Youth Services and Huckleberry Youth Programs inspired her to a career in Child Welfare.
She has spent the past 15 years at the SF Human Services Agency, first in the Family Services Unit and now as a Supervisor in the Supportive Transition Unit, where she works with youth ages 16-21 who will be aging out of care.
She is fiercely dedicated to successfully emancipating youth from the foster care system, focusing on higher education, stable housing and building a strong community network for each young person she works with. Kelly remains a permanent support and advocate to a number of youth since their emancipation and has served as caregiver to two older youth in care.