Tuesday Sep 20, 2022

Alegre Home Care

S1 | E16:  Alegre Home Care is a safe place for everyone, including it's LGBT clients and staff.  Founder and CEO, Charles Symes, started Alegre from a small apartment in San Francisco's Castro District by following his personal mission to be of service.  His company now serves people in nine office throughout the greater Bay Area, and they do it thoughtfully.  As a gay man starting his own business, Charles wanted other LGBT mentors.  He found groups like the Golden Gate Business Group in San Francisco and the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. 

Since 2014, Alegre Home Care is the only in-home care business that is LGBT certified in all of California.  While advertising as an LGBT certified business is a plus for many, it carries the risk of anti-gay backlash too, which Charles candidly explains seems to be on the rise lately.  Stay tuned for our conversation with Charles and his colleague, Carol Parks, as Kalina and I continue our education about how Marin works. 

Guests:  Charles Symes and Carol Parks, Alegre Home Care


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