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Don’t Miss it: Immigrant Health Forum, Sunday Oct. 22

If you’re interested in health coverage options for immigrants and how potential changes in immigration laws may impact you, then be sure to stop by this forum at the Ted Adcock Community Center in Half Moon Bay from 1:30 to 4 p.m. this Sunday.

The event will include a community resource fair, presentation of safe home cleaning habits, on-site health coverage screening, children’s activities, raffles and free refreshments for all.

See the event flier in English or Spanish for more information.



East Palo Alto: Moving Towards a Substance Free Community

“Moving Toward a Substance-Free Community 2017” is the theme of East Palo Alto’s eighth annual community-wide retreat, funded by BHRS and One East Palo Alto’s (OEPA) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Drug Free Communities grant.

The goals of the retreat are to assess community perspectives on underage substance use in East Palo Alto and to showcase prevention efforts conducted during 2016 – 2017 through OEPA’s substance use/abuse prevention initiative. BHRS Director David Young will be welcoming attendees.  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

The Daily Journal Recognizes DUI Court for Potential to Increase Public Safety

In an effort to increase public safety, San Mateo County launched its new DUI Court on September 19. The court provides second and third time misdemeanor offenders with  a team who can link them to needed treatment, support services and increased monitoring.

Check out this thoughtful piece in The Daily Journal about the impact the DUI Court will have in cutting down on drunk driving in our community.

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.

Diane Dworkin (650) 363-4111


The San Mateo County Latino Collaborative presents the fifth annual Sana, Sana, Colita de Rana, an event where community members can learn about healthy habits, healthy communities, nutrition and access to mental health services.

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