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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

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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Amplifying Consumer Voices

In raising awareness around suicide prevention and celebrating recovery, our community sent a strong message this September: suicide is preventable and recovery is possible.

One of the most important things we did this September – and will continue to do all year long – is amplify the voices of those who have worked hard to overcome their behavioral health challenges. In sharing these stories, we embolden others to seek recovery as well. Read more

Reminder: Upcoming Immigration and Health Care Events

If you’re interested in potential changes in immigration laws, health care rights for immigrants or the experience of immigrant youth in San Mateo County, then you won’t want to miss out on these informative events taking place over the next two weeks:

Learn about potential changes in immigration laws, health care rights and what it all means for you.

Saturday, October 14 – Health Care Rights and Immigration Forum for the Chinese Community

Sunday October 22 – Immigrant Health Forum 

Wednesday, October 18 – San Mateo County Immigrant Integration Summit 2017

Be sure to pass along the information to family and friends who may be interested.

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