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Jan. 28 – Health Insurance Coverage for All


Confused about the latest changes to health care and tax laws? Afraid of applying for public benefits because of potential changes to immigration laws?

Join San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Legal Aid Society for an informative presentation, offered in English and Spanish, on health coverage programs for all immigrants in California.

There will also be a community resource fair, on-site health screening, children’s activities, free refreshments, health insurance enrollment and more. See thee event flyer in English or Spanish for more information.

January 28, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church
1425 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Please register by January 19 here. Interpreter services available within 3 days notice.

Questions? Contact Winnie Wu (650) 372-6113,

Wellness Matters – January 2018

CaptureBe sure to check out the January issue of Wellness Matters! 

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St. Brendan Students Deliver Holiday Care Packages to North County

St. Brendan care packageThe North County Spanish Speaking Care Group was honored to receive holiday care packages from St. Brendan School this year. Bears In Action students Samantha, Bella and George (pictured with North County Adult staff), came to the clinic in December bringing these wonderful gifts. The children created a project they called “Remember the Forgotten,” and through their own initiative, raised funds and created gift packages of toiletries and other self-care items for clients attending the Spanish Care Group.

The care group is a rehabilitation and support group for our clients living in board and cares, who may be more isolated, especially during the holidays. The warmth and kindness we aim to achieve during the holidays are exemplified by the efforts of these young children. On behalf of the clients of North County, thank you St. Brendan School!

Midnight Tonight: Deadline to Enroll for Covered California Insurance Starting January 1

covered californiaThe deadline to enroll in Covered California and have coverage starting January 1 is midnight tonight, December 22.  

Important Covered California deadlines:

  • For coverage beginning January 1, 2018 – Enroll by December 22, 2017
  • For coverage beginning March 1, 2018 – Enroll by January 31, 2018, last day of open enrollment 

How to enroll in Covered California

EPACCC Spreads Holiday Cheer through the Community

epaccc-holiday-pic.jpgAs a result of the Day of Collaboration in the East Bayshore Community Service Area, the East Palo Alto Community Counseling Center (EPACCC) team opted to volunteer their time at the Ecumenical Hunger Program one afternoon in lieu of a holiday party.  The entire Staff participated in sorting clothes and pantry donations for the residents of East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.  It was wonderful for the team to spend a bit of time together as a staff outside of the clinic and deliver direct service to the Community.

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