Grants ranged from the largest at $235,000 to Pacific Clinics, which serves youth in mental health distress across Santa Clara County, to the smallest – three grants for $5,000 each including to LEAD Filipino for an event celebrating the LGBTQ community, a video history project for the Billy DeFrank Center, and to Prosperity Labs to support microbusinesses for makers. A full list of D4 grant recipients can be found here.
Roe v Wade
I am outraged by the decision of the Supreme Court to revoke a woman’s constitutional right to have an abortion. This decision marked the first time in the history of the Court that a right determined to be constitutional was revoked. Santa Clara County has been and will continue to be a safe haven for individuals who may seek an abortion or other reproductive health care. We do not put barriers between a person and their reproductive health.
You can view the comments I shared at a recent press conference with local elected officials responding to the SCOTUS ruling here.
Behavioral Health Board
I will be nominating a new member to serve on the County’s Behavioral Health Board (BHB). The BHB meets monthly to advise the Board of Supervisors and County staff on mental health and substance use treatment issues and is made up of people who have received treatment (consumers), family members, and people with knowledge of the behavioral health system including healthcare providers, judges and social workers. Our current vacancy is for a person who has received mental health or substance use treatment services, ideally through the County system. If you are willing to serve on the BHB please check out the BHB website for more information and an application link. Feel free to contact my office with any questions.
As we return to in-person gatherings, please feel free to send an invitation to my office for me to attend your neighborhood or community event. I enjoy engaging with residents and look forward to seeing you all soon.
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