David Lewis Award Nominations

The San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission is seeking nominees for its annual David Lewis Award, recognizing outstanding contributions towards recovery. 

This honor is made to the individual or organization that has made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with substance abuse disorders and the San Mateo County community. Recognition is given for public education or advocacy around alcohol and other drug abuse issues or to address stigma; services to persons with substance abuse disorders; creation of new and innovative programs or community support activities; recognition of fundraising for substance abuse treatment activities or long-term financial support to substance abuse programs; working for new legislation; and compassionate treatment of persons with alcohol and other drug disorders.

Confidentiality of private information is very important. If you are nominating someone who is in recovery, please be sure that they are comfortable revealing their status.

Awards will be presented to honorees at the San Mateo County Mental Health & Substance Abuse Recovery Commission meeting on September 2, 2020. The Deadline for award nominations is August 12, 2020. 

Download instructions and nomination form below:

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Affordable Housing Community Now Accepting ONLINE Applications

The San Mateo County Housing Authority will accept completed ONLINE applications for the 1 BEDROOM waitlist for Menlo Gateway from August 3 to August 14, 2020. All applications should be submitted online at: http://www.mysmchousing.com/

No US Postal mail, fax, or email applications will be accepted.

To Visit Menlo Gateway (OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY): 1345 Willow Road Menlo Park, California 94025
Phone: (650) 323-5615 or (650) 357-9773 TTD | Fax: (650) 323-8443 | Email: gateway@midpen-housing.org

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Red Cross Offers Virtual Support for Families Who Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19

A team of American Red Cross volunteers have been trained to provide virtual support to families and communities who have suffered a loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

San Mateo County is promoting the Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) to its residents. Red Cross volunteers can help families navigate available resources during their difficult time, along with emotional support, counseling and education on COVID-related stress or mental health issues related to children.

Visit redcross.org/VFAC to access this resource. People without internet access can call toll-free at 833-492-0094 for confidential and free assistance.

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Job Opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator at Star Vista Crisis Intervention & Suicide Prevention Center

StarVista CISPC has been the only 24-hour suicide and crisis hotline in San Mateo County. This telephone-accessed service is staffed 24-hours a day, 365 days a year through a combination of paid staff and over 50 trained volunteers. The Center is both a critical first point of contact for people in need of referrals to social services and a last resort for people on the brink of suicide to reach out for help.

The volunteer coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the crisis line and its volunteer program, as well as assisting with the development of the new crisis text services to youth that will begin in August 2020.

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: Full-time, 40 Hour/week
Program/Department: Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center
Salary/Status: DOE, Exempt 40 hours a week.
Availability: **Position to start August 1. Ideal candidate can participate in training sessions Tues/Thurs (6-9pm) in July.**

To Apply:
Please e-mail resume and cover letter of why you are interested in this position to zena.andreani@star-vista.org

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