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Parent Project Classes are Here / Clases de Parent Project ya están Disponibles

Para la traducción al español, siga hasta la parte de abajo.  

The Spring 2023 Parent Project schedule is officially here! We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting two of our Parent Project Spanish classes in-person this semester. I have attached the individual flyers for each class, as well as the All Class Flyer which provides the class start dates with the corresponding languages and registration contacts.  

The All Class Flyer is also featured on our San Mateo County Health Parent Project Website which you can visit using this link https://www.smchealth.org/post/parent-project-r  

For any questions pertaining to the Parent Project class, please contact me via my email.  

Nicoletta Kelleher  (she/her/ella)
Parent Project Program Coordinator  
Nkelleher@smcgov.org 

We look forward to seeing you all there!  


El calendario del Proyecto de Padres para la Primavera 2023 está oficialmente aquí! Es nuestro gran placer anunciar que organizaremos dos de nuestras clases en español del Proyecto de Padres, en persona este semestre. He incluído los volantes individuales para cada clase, así como el volante para Todas las Clases que proporciona las fechas de inicio de cada serie, con los idiomas correspondientes y los contactos para registrarse. 

El volante para Todas las Clases también aparece en nuestro sitio web del Proyecto de Padres, Salud del Condado de San Mateo, que puede visitar usando este enlace: https://www.smchealth.org/post/parent-project-r 

Para cualquier pregunta relacionada con la clase del Proyecto de Padres, comuníquese conmigo a través de mi correo electrónico. 

Nicoletta Kelleher (she/her/ella)
Coordinador del Programa de Proyecto de Padres 
Nkelleher@smcgov.org 

Help Name the Future Cordilleras Behavioral Health Campus

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services would like your help in naming the future Cordilleras Behavioral Health Campus and its five new buildings— a Campus Center and four Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (see digital rendering) currently under construction in the unincorporated area of Redwood City.  

The names should center around themes such as recovery, wellness, healing, and nature to capitalize on its beautiful, serene, natural setting to complement the process of wellness, rehabilitation, and recovery, as well as incorporate the vision of the project.

  

Submit suggestions using this form by November 23, 2022. 

A diverse committee will review and select the future names, which will be announced before the new programs open.    

About the programs that will be housed at the future Cordilleras Behavioral Health Campus:
The future Cordilleras Behavioral Health campus has been designed to provide a world-class healing therapeutic environment that is far more homelike and far less institutional. This came about from an extensive review of best clinical practices, as well as campus and building models around the world. Treating people in a smaller-scale, more homelike setting reduces social isolation and creates a more natural environment for healing and social skills training, thereby mitigating problems related to adjustment and recovery. There will be four 16-bed mental health rehabilitation centers and co-housing for 57 residents along with a Campus Center. Construction of the new $155 million campus is currently underway next to the current facility. Completion is slated for the fall of 2023. Learn more about this project.  

For questions, please contact Terry Wilcox-Rittgers, BHRS special projects coordinator at twilcox-rittgers@smcgov.org

Samaritan House Transportation Resources

Community Transportation Benefits Program

What is the Community Transportation Benefits Program?
The Community Transportation Benefits Program (Program) is sponsored and funded by the San Mateo
County 101 Express Lanes. The Program helps qualifying San Mateo County residents cover some of their
transportation costs.

How do I enroll?
There are eight Core Service Agencies that work in close collaboration with the Human Services Agency of
San Mateo County to provide you and your family with basic emergency and support services. You can enroll
for the Community Transportation Benefits Program through any of the following Core Service Agencies either
virtually or in-person. Their contact information can be found below:

Commute.org

Commute.org is your go-to resource to improve how you get to work.
Visit Commute.org to learn more about rewards and resources to help with your commute.

Commute Resources
– Shuttles: Free shuttles to BART and Caltrain
– Trip Planning assistance: Send us a request or use our online STAR trip
planning tool
– E-news: Sign up to stay connected with us

Learn more at Commute.org.

BHRS Director’s Update – November 2022

 Please see the latest issue of the Director’s Update from BHRS Interim Director, Lisa Mancini. 

 Topics include:

  • Free Tech Support for Clients+
  • Help Name the Future Cordilleras Behavioral Health Campus
  • 2022 Employee Equity Awards – Yolanda Booker, Regina Moreno, and Ziomara Ochoa
  • Congratulations – Peter Dell, MD; Brenden Scherer, MD
  • Contractors’ Association Spotlight: Daly City Youth Health Center Takes a Systemic Approach to Healing Pain in the Community
  • CalAIM Corner:  CalAIM Implementation Plan

Past issues can be found here.

*NEW* On-Call Technical IT Support

*ANNOUNCEMENT* New On-Call Tech Support information for Consumers/Clients and Family Members which includes technical IT support for quick-fix challenges. Telephone, Videoconferences and desktop sharing is available.  You can schedule a technical support session with a Peer Tech Specialist.

Book an appointment at https://bit.ly/tech-support-pb

BHRS’ ODE Internship Program – Deadline 5/13

The BHRS Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) advances health equity in behavioral health outcomes of marginalized communities throughout San Mateo County. ODE is dedicated to addressing health inequities and stigma in the areas of mental health and substance use and supporting wellness and recovery in San Mateo County. ODE works to achieve these goals by promoting cultural humility and competence, which are rooted in principles of
social justice. To learn more about BHRS ODE’s work, visit www.smchealth.org/bhrs/ODE.

More information about the internship in the application below.

BHRS COVID-19 Client Survey

To all BHRS clients,

We want to learn about what the impact of remote services has had on the quality of BHRS services. Your responses to this survey will help us to understand what barriers you still encounter for remote interactions during the COVID-19 health emergency. Your feedback will help BHRS better address issues with and develop strategies for remote client engagement during the pandemic and after the health emergency is over.

Please use survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8ll332t

Your input is greatly appreciated as is all of your hard work during these extraordinary times.

MHSA Innovation Community Forums | 4/17 – 5/10

MHSA Community Forums from April 17th to May 10th. See flyers for times and locations. 

During the forums, participants will learn about three technology innovations that are intended to:

  • Increase access to mental health care
  • Promote early detection of mental health symptoms
  • Predict the onset of mental illness 

Additionally, stakeholder feedback will be gathered around community needs and considerations to best adapt the technology innovations for San Mateo County.

For more information, please contact Doris Estremera, MHSA Manager at destremera@smcgov.org or (650) 219-3840.

Feb 1st & 2nd | AACHAC Presents “An Evening with HeLa”

HeLa_OneSheet_Proof-1In honor of Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to the field of science, the African American Community Health Advisory Committee(AACHAC) partnered with San Francisco-Peninsula and the San Mateo County Health System, for an event that features a presentation with members of the Henrietta Lacks family. 

Henrietta Lacks is best known as the source of the first immortal human cell line that forms the HeLa line used for medical research. When Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, cells were taken from her body without her knowledge to form the HeLa cell line which has been used extensively in research since that time. Although other immortal cells have since been established, Lack’s HeLa cells are the standard in labs all around the world.

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