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 harmful outcomes of feeling trapped at YSC and the positive effects of open space and more freedom at Camp, the difference in quality of food, the benefits of the weight room at Camp, and more.
The 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.
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.
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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.
Hosted by: The International Institute of the Bay Area
Day: Saturday, January 26th, 2019
Times: 9am, 10am, 11am
Location: Hillsdale High School Cafeteria / 3115 Del Monte St. San Mateo, CA 94403
At the event, you will receive FREE eligibility screening, application assistance and review of your application by Immigration Attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives.
What you need to do:
- Bring your confirmation number!
- Be on time! If you arrive late, we may not be able to assist you.
- You must apply in person. No-one else can apply for you.
- Bring all your required documents with you.
Note that the event date has changed to February 16th.
Voices of Recovery is seeking to hire a Project Coordinator who will be in charge of assisting our Project Director in organizing our ongoing projects. This task involves monitoring project plans, schedules, work hours, budgets, and expenditures, organizing and participating in stakeholder meetings, and ensuring that project deadlines are met in a timely manner. Read more
Each year the MHSARC presents the Consumer Hall of Fame award to a San Mateo County resident for their personal recovery journey, contributions to better the lives of consumers or leadership in the consumer movement. Nominations are due Monday, January 14 and the awards ceremony will be held on February 6.