If interested, contact
Kim Westrick at:
Individuals with experience living with mental health and/or substance use challenges and family members of individuals with these challenges are welcome!
Learn how to share your story to empower yourself, reduce stigma, and educate others about behavioral health challenges. Graduates can go on to be a part of the Speakers’ Bureau and receive a stipend to share your stories with behavioral health staff and community members.
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California Department of Public Health using Mental Health Service Act funding. The LGBTQ Reducing Disparities Project has been bringing LGBTQ communities together for the past four years to work toward reducing the disparities faced by LGBTQ people in California. MHANCA Project Staff will present findings from the Project report, "First, Do No Harm," will explore additional gaps within the local community, and share information about Phase II funding for LGBTQ promising practices.
"The San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission is delighted to support the local sharing of this statewide information highlighting needs within the LGBTQ communities," said Dr. Jei Africa, who is a Commissioner and also the Director of Diversity and Equity at the Health Department's Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division.
The Board of Supervisors created the LGBTQ Commission this past June to further the cause of inclusiveness and advocate for policies affecting the local LGBTQ communities.
The night will feature a light supper served at 6pm and the presentation beginning at 6:30pm with opening remarks from Supervisor Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and Dr. Jei Africa.
For more information, please contact Nicole Scanlan, LGBTQmentalhealth@att.net
or call 916.538.7714
Know Your Rights Workshop on Benefits with Guest Speaker Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County
Know Your Rights Benefits Workshop
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Where: Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities - 2001 Winward Way, Suite 103, San Mateo, Ca. 94404
The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities is hosting a FREE workshop on understanding your legal rights to social security benefits including SSI and SSDI. The workshop will be conducted by Trinh Phan of Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
RSVP is requested to ensure seating. For accommodation request contact Maisoon Sahouria by Monday December 1
To RSVP Contact:
650-645-1780 Ext 130
* Please refrain from wearing scented products to this event.
Monday, September 22, 2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
California Secretary of State Office
First Floor Auditorium
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
California is leading the nation by launching ground breaking technology for online voter registration. Many disability community organizations and our coalition partners collaborated with the California Secretary of State to make sure this tool is accessible for people with disabilities. This summit will feature representatives from the Secretary of State's office, the Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee and others discussing the road to building the accessible on line voter registration system. Then explore opportunities to learn how to use this tool to organize and build capacity of the disability vote through in person interaction, Internet tools and social media. Participants will learn how to use California’s electronic voter registration tool across long distances like rural communities to compete in an often metro-driven election world.
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