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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.
This past October, I accompanied fellow coworker, Maisoon Sahouria to the College of San Mateo for the first of her three-part workshop series on advocacy, effective communication, and disability rights. The workshop was an undeniable success, as the attendees (this advocate included), were educated on how to better advocate for themselves and their community. These skills proved incredibly useful shortly after leaving the college.
After the workshop, Maisoon and I decided to take the SamTrans 250 bus back to the CID office. Exiting from Perimeter Road, we walked down West Hillsdale Boulevard toward the intersection of Clearview Way. Upon reaching this intersection, we found that there was not a single curb ramp in any of its four corners.
This intersection is not only important for local businesses and the residents living in the area; it is also the closest SamTrans fixed route stop for the College of San Mateo. Anyone leaving the college using a wheelchair, walker, cane, etc. wanting to ride the SamTrans 250 or 294 busses, would somehow have to leap off of the seven inch sidewalk on the northwest corner of the West Hillsdale Boulevard intersection.
From there, one would cross West Hillsdale Boulevard only to find another absent curb ramp on the other side of the intersection. In order to access to the eastbound sidewalk of West Hillsdale Boulevard that person would then have to travel for over 350 yards on the road of the incredibly unsafe West Hillsdale Boulevard.
Here, they will find their first curb ramp with access to a sidewalk in the middle of the Highway 92 on-ramp. But, the journey’s not over yet; there is still an unbearably steep 350 yards back up West Hillsdale Boulevard, where one would finally be able to catch the SamTrans bus. Needless to say, this is not only impossible, it is unacceptable.
Our findings prompted us to contact the City of San Mateo immediately. We advocated that they do something to remediate the multitude of access and safety issues at this intersection. We spoke to a senior engineer at the Department of Public Works, and our advocacy paid off. Within 10 days, the city installed curb ramps on all four sides of the intersection.
This is just one of the many success stories at CID. Do you have a CID success story that you would like to share here on our Blog and social media outlets? Perhaps we installed a ramp or a stairlift for you at your home and you would like to let others know how it has helped you to remain independent and in the community? Maybe we helped you to become a better advocate for yourself, and you would like to tell that story? We’re looking for more of these types of success stories, so if you are interested in sharing your story, you can reach out to us HERE.
Come share your experience with other tenants and join us in a conversation about what we can do collectively to protect our right to live with dignity.
When: Sunday November 23
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Congregational Church of San Mateo 225 Tilton Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401
For more information contact Aracely Mondragon email@example.com 650-592-9181 or 760-532-2154.
Come hear Heather Smith, from Skyline College, discuss the various services that their new program Sparkpoint offers consumers in our community!
SparkPoint Centers are financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. Sparkpoint helps individuals address immediate financial crises, get them back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. In addition, Sparkpoint helps consumers increasing income, from accessing public benefits to finding a good job
When: Monday November 17, 2014
Where: CID, 2001 Winward Way, suite 103
San Mateo, Ca 94404
RSVP to Maisoon Sahouria
650-645-1780 x 130
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2001 Winward Way Suite 103
San Mateo, CA 94404
San Mateo, CA 94404