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13th Annual Housing Heroes Award Nominations Due Sep. 14

Lack of stable housing can make recovery from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues an endless struggle.  Each year we celebrate the individuals and organizations that help individuals with co-occurring issues find or keep housing in San Mateo County.

We invite you to nominate a person (colleague, landlord, property manager, case manager…) or a program for the 13th Annual Housing Heroes Awards.

Submit a nomination online by completing the Electronic Nomination Form.

You can also complete the nomination form and send per instructions on the form. Deadline for submissions is Monday, September 14.

The awards ceremony will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 29, 2020, 9 AM at the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. Meeting link here.

Organized by the San Mateo County Change Agent Housing Committee.

Housing Heroes Awards – October 24

Ingrid Dela Rosa accepts award and commendations from Alex Kobayashi and Lee Harrison (2018)

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. 

Download the flier for details.  


BHRS Honors Housing Heroes

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Yesterday the San Mateo County Change Agent Housing Committee and BHRS hosted the 11th annual Housing Heroes awards, honoring exceptional individuals who have gone above and beyond in providing and maintaining housing for those with mental health and/or substance use issues.

San Mateo County Supervisor Carol Groom commended the honorees for their important work, and stressed just how meaningful it is for each of us to have a warm bed to come home to at the end of the day. Clients also spoke about how they’ve benefited from the help of our Housing Heroes.

Securing affordable housing in this county can be challenging these days, and stigma creates an additional barrier for those with mental health or substance use issues. You don’t need to be a property owner or a policy maker to be a part of the solution. We all have the power to help create communities where those with behavioral health issues are welcomed as friends, coworkers and neighbors.

Release: BHRS Recognizes Housing Heroes

cartoon housesThis afternoon, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will join the Change Agent Housing Committee in recognizing San Mateo County’s “Housing Heroes.” The Housing Heroes program honors community partners and colleagues who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in providing or maintaining housing for individuals with mental health and/or substances use issues in San Mateo County.

Promoting health and housing stability helps not only these individuals but also their families and the broader San Mateo County community. Read more here.

 

11th Annual Housing Heroes Nominations Due Sept. 5

cartoon housesLack of stable housing can make recovery from co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issues an endless struggle.  Each year we celebrate the individuals and organizations that help individuals with co-occurring issues find or keep housing in San Mateo County.

We invite you to nominate a person (landlord, property manager, case manager…) or a program for the 11th Annual Housing Heroes Awards. Please return nomination forms to Daniel Lacampagne by Wednesday, September 5. Completed forms/photos of completed forms can be emailed (DLacampagne@smcgov.org), faxed (650-369-1501) or texted (650-454-7966). Read more

10th Annual Housing Heroes Awards Ceremony

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2017 Housing Heroes honorees and BHRS director: Lisa Dixon, (on behalf of Craig and Clarissa Rothe), Lisa Collins, Perrine and Minerva Salariosa, the Ram family and David Young

This past Wednesday, October 18, BHRS, led by the San Mateo County Change Agent Housing Committee, hosted the 10th Annual Housing Heroes Awards. Safe, affordable housing is an essential part of the recovery process. Unfortunately, finding affordable housing in San Mateo County is more challenging than ever, especially for those who have substance use or mental health issues. These awards honor the individuals and organizations who have helped people with these issues find or keep stable housing. Read more

Don’t Miss it – Housing Heroes, October 18

cartoon housesMake sure you don’t miss out on San Mateo County’s 10th annual Housing Heroes ceremony this Wednesday, October 18.

Join Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and San Mateo County Supervisor, Carole Groom to honor individuals who have helped those with substance use and/or mental health issues find or keep stable housing.

Hear inspiring stories from BHRS clients about these caring and compassionate Housing Heroes who make a difference and change lives. The event will be held at the Redwood Shores Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information see the event flier or check out the press release.

Questions?
Diane Dworkin (650) 363-4111
ddworkin@smcgov.org

Tenth Annual Housing Heroes

Housing Heroes Flier Pic

Safe, affordable housing is an essential part of the recovery process. Join Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and San Mateo County Supervisor, Carole Groom, on Wednesday, October 18 to honor individuals who have helped those with substance use and/or mental health issues find or keep stable housing.

Hear inspiring stories from BHRS clients about these caring and compassionate Housing Heroes who make a difference and change lives. The event will be held at the Redwood Shores Library from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

For more information see the event flier.

Questions?
Diane Dworkin (650) 363-4111
ddworkin@smcgov.org

Submit a Nomination: 10th Annual Housing Heroes Awards

cartoon housesSan Mateo County’s Change Agent Housing Committee is proudly hosting the 10th annual Housing Heroes Awards. Lack of stable housing can make recovery from substance abuse and mental health issues an endless struggle. The awards honor the landlords, property managers, case managers etc., who offer support and housing to these individuals when they need it most.

This year’s awards ceremony will be held in Redwood City on Wednesday, October 18. If you know someone who has helped individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues find or keep housing in San Mateo County, please submit a nomination form by Tuesday, September 19.

 

 

Housing Heroes Honors

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Housing Heroes honorees and Change Agent Housing Committee members.

On October 27th the SMC BHRS Change Agent Housing Committee held its 9th Annual Housing Heroes Event to celebrate individuals and organizations for their spirit of community and caring.  More than fifty clients, service providers, county leaders and community members gathered to recognize this year’s honorees.

Each year, clients nominate people and organizations who have gone above and beyond in supporting them in finding and keeping housing.  This year’s Honorees were:  Abode Housing Services San Mateo County, Kelsey Fuller (Caminar), Rosemary Henson (SMC Property Owner), Kevin Bond and Shirleen McDougal (Whitley Property Management), Miguel Hernandez (SMC Property Owner) and Mary Taylor Fullerton (BHRS Change Agent Housing Committee Founding member).  Honorees also received Commendations from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Congresswoman Jackie Speier.

There were many heartwarming moments as clients and others who nominated the Honorees shared why they felt that the recipients were Heroes deserving of recognition for their compassion and extraordinary efforts to support people and families most in need of safe, stable and affordable housing opportunities.  Some said that having housing opportunities not only changed lives, but in some cases saved them, too.

The 2nd Annual Property Owner and Manager Appreciation event preceded the Housing Heroes Awards.

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