SamTrans launched Reimagine SamTrans, a transformative study that will examine each route in the SamTrans bus system in light of changing travel patterns. Reimagine SamTrans will consider everything from customer experience, to route design, to how often buses run, to efficient and effective operations and practice. SamTrans needs your feedback on this critical effort!
Take the Reimagine Survey: Whether you ride the bus, drive, walk, bike or other we want to hear from you. Share your vision for a future SamTrans network. Visit https://www.reimaginesamtrans.com/survey to take this fun short survey. Survey closes December 31, 2019.
Share your feedback in-person: SamTrans staff are in the field at bus stops, farmers markets and community meetings. A full list of events is available on the website and if you miss them in-person, you can always leave a comment. To learn more about the project and events go to www.reimaginesamtrans.com.
Social media: SamTrans wants your input to Reimagine SamTrans service. Take the survey, join an event, or submit a comment and make your voice heard! Whether you take the bus, drive, walk, bike or other share your vision for a future SamTrans network. Visit www.reimaginesamtrans.com
Please share with your networks so we may diversify the feedback.
Our annual Transgender Day of Remembrance event will be taking place on Wednesday, November 20th, 2019 from 5:00pm-8:00pm. We will begin with a Candlelight Vigil & Procession at Redwood City Courthouse Square at 5:00pm, which will lead to our program following shortly after in the Community Room at Redwood City Public Library from 6:30pm-8:00pm. During the program, we will hear from community speakers, share resources and learn about actions we can all take to stand in solidarity against anti-transgender violence.
In 2019 so far, there are at least 25 transgender and gender
nonconforming community members whom we have lost to anti-transgender violence.
With this gathering, we aim to provide a space for communal healing, to
celebrate the lives of those we’ve lost and to commit to fighting against
discrimination and violence that our transgender community faces.
Please see the attached flyer for more information and share widely with your networks.
The San Mateo County Suicide Prevention
Committee (SPC) is a collective of passionate suicide prevention advocates,
including behavioral health/social service providers, law enforcement, local
crisis hotline (StarVista), transportation agency (Caltrain), suicide attempt
survivors and suicide loss survivors. Founded in 2010, the SPC is dedicates to
its mission of providing oversight and guidance for suicide prevention efforts
in San Mateo County.
You can Get Involved by taking one
or more of the following steps:
Suicide Prevention Committee. You can just join our mailing list to stay in
the know or attend our monthly meetings which usually are on the 1st
Tuesday of the Month 1:30-3pm at the Department of Housing – Jupiter Room, 264
Harbor Blvd, Belmont. To join, please reach out to SPC Co-Chair Sylvia Tang at email@example.com or 650-578-7165.
your feedback on the process or strategic plan by reaching out to SPC
Co-Chair Sylvia Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) at the San Mateo County Health, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and funded by Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63).
In partnership with other jurisdictions around the San Francisco Bay Area, San Mateo County commissioned a survey of parents and teens during December 2018-January 2019 to establish the baseline measures on the knowledge, perceptions and use of cannabis.
788 total parents and youth participated in that survey (502 parents and 286 teens and young adults). The AOD Prevention Program intends to use the findings to support an education campaign that will focus on the target groups with the messages needed to improve prevention efforts in San Mateo County.
The survey revealed the importance of engaging parents in the effort to address their child’s use of cannabis – pointing to the significant influence that parent perceptions and behaviors have on youth perception and use. Also, the data shows that parents who have used cannabis are less concerned about potential harm or their teen using cannabis, which points to the need to ensure that parents understand the difference in the potency of current cannabis products in comparison to the cannabis they may have used when they were young.
Read more about this and other key findings highlighted in the survey in our latest edition of the “Wellness Matters” newsletter.
Join us in taking “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness and help prevent suicide. You can start by knowing the signs, finding the words and reaching out. More information at smchealth.org/SuicidePrevention. #WorldMentalHealthDay #SuicidePrevention #BeTheOneSMC
The California Peer-Run Warm Line (1-855-845-7415) is officially open to offer all Californians free non-emergency emotional support and referrals via telephone and instant messaging. This launch coincides with World Mental Health Day (this Thursday, October 10) and its theme of suicide prevention this year.
Initially, the warm line call center will be opened most of
the day (Mondays to Fridays: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm; Saturdays: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
and Sundays: 7:00 am – 9:00 pm) and, by the end of the year, the call center
will ramp up to open 24/7. This new service is funded by a state budget
allocation of $10.8 million over three years and championed by Governor
@GavinNewsom, State Senator @ScottWiener2 (D-San Francisco) and Assembly Budget
Committee Chair @PhilTingSF (D-San Francisco).
“Too many Californians are struggling with mental health and
emotional well-being challenges. Peer-to-peer support is a proven way of
helping people stay healthy and get the help they need. The California Peer-Run
Warm Line is an important resource for so many people, and I’m thrilled we were
able to get it funded,” said Wiener.
The 12th Annual Housing Hero Awards celebration recognizes community partners who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in providing and/or maintaining housing for people in San Mateo County with mental health and/or substance use conditions. The ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Redwood Shores Library Community Room, 399 Marine Parkway, Redwood City.