Marcos Apolonio, ACSW, OrdM
Case Management Program Director
Marcos received his Masters in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Mental Health from CSU East Bay, and a Bachelor of Theology with an emphasis in Education and Pastoral Care from Universidade Adventista São Paulo, in Brazil. He has a rich experience as a community leader and counselor in Brazil and in the United States. Since 2003 works as an advocate, counselor and mental health therapist with the LGBTQ community offering services in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
He is an Associate Clinical Social Worker and functions as the Case Management Program Director at the Rainbow Community Center where community members are supported with matters of housing, health insurance, unemployment, food, emotional support, education, among other needs. Masters of Social Work students from five different universities join the program as interns every year to enhance their understanding and cultural competence on LGBTI issues.
He also leads Church 1.0, a non-denominational welcoming, accepting and affirming community in San Francisco, fostering dialogue on spirituality and creating sanctuary for those marginalized from traditional religions.
Marcos’ strengths are connectedness, communication, individualization, empathy and harmony. He is a proud father of two gorgeous human beings and lives with his husband in the East Bay.
You can reach Marcos at 925.692.0090 ext 332 or at firstname.lastname@example.org