3rd Annual District 5 Together Community Event

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The District 5 Together: Census 2020 will be hosted by San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa, and is being held for its third year at Jefferson High School in Daly City on Saturday, March 30th, 11 am – 4 pm.

The event this year will showcase the greatest “old school” DJs from the late 1980s and ‘90s combined with a younger crop of DJs who are currently emerging in north San Mateo County for entertainment.

It will also be a platform to promote the county’s effort related to Census 2020. We need to ensure that every resident in the county is counted, young and old, so that we secure the federal dollars needed to provide critical health care, public safety and food assistance to those most in need.

The fair will also feature about 50 resource tables from various organizations, county departments and nonprofits to educate the public on various services they may be eligible for. The fair will also feature Irish dancers, a youth orchestra and food prepared by various Jefferson High School clubs. The event is free to the public and is an incredibly family-friendly event.

RSVP via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-5-together-census-2020-hosted-by-san-mateo-county-supervisor-david-j-canepa-tickets-57122976360

If you know a non-profit organization or department that should be in our resource table area, direct them to this online form to request a spot: https://goo.gl/forms/xgwTVtSWHqBjOd4C3.

Camp Glenwood Boys Share Their Stories

In November 2018, the boys in Section 4 at Camp Glenwood shared their stories about their hopes for Camp Glenwood and YSC. The Photovoice cohort wanted to highlight the services and resources that benefit them at Camp. They wanted to share their stories with decision makers and providers in San Mateo County in hopes of maintaining and expanding the services they feel that benefit them. This way, other young men who are labeled as “at-risk” in San Mateo County can receive the same resources and services that the boys in Section 4 feel benefit them. Unfortunately, these stories were especially prescient due to the recent news that Camp Glenwood will be closing and moved to Youth Services Center.

Their stories mention the benefits of ‘home passes’, the benefits of the weight room at Camp, and more.

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Caminar Announces Mark Cloutier as New CEO

 

Capture.PNGThe Board of Directors of Caminar has announced the appointment of Mark Cloutier, MPP, MPH, as Chief Executive Officer of the $39M nonprofit behavioral health organization. Dedicated to empowering and supporting individuals and families with complex needs to move toward resilience, wellness and independence, Caminar serves more than 20,000 people each year in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

Cloutier has dedicated his career to increasing access to quality health and supportive services and improving communities’ overall health and well-being. With Master’s degrees in public policy and public health, Cloutier has held leadership roles in health and behavioral health services organizations and foundations, including Horizons Services, San Francisco Foundation, the Center for Youth Wellness, Kaiser Family Foundation and San Francisco AIDS Foundation.

Read the full press release at Caminar’s website here.

Feb 16th: It Takes a Village: Building Strong Black Families

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Black History Month offers an opportunity to acknowledge the proud history of African American activism and community-building in San Mateo County. The African American Community Initiative (AACI) Black History Month Celebration – one of the longest-standing County acknowledgements of this national heritage month – aims to support the behavioral health of Black communities through education, food and fun. This year’s event, It Takes a Village: Building Strong Black Families, takes place on Feb. 16th in East Palo Alto and will feature workshops on healthy food, community building, and a keynote speech on wellbeing in San Mateo County.

Learn more about the event and read the full Wellness Matters article.

Read more articles in this month’s Wellness Matters Newsletter.

BHRS Welcomes New Director

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BHRS is delighted to welcome Scott Gilman as the new BHRS Director. Over the past five years, Scott served as the Chief Executive Officer of Network180, the Community Mental Health Center for Kent County, Michigan. Like San Mateo County BHRS, Network 180 provides direct mental health and substance use services and maintains a large private provider network. Gilman also served as executive director of Shiawassee Community Mental Health from 2006 to 2013.

To learn more about Scott, see the full article in Wellness Matters, the BHRS eJournal.

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