October Newsletter

Thank you for reading the Pacific Clinics newsletter, which shares news about our agency and the communities we serve.

Uplifting Communities: The 2022 Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration in Los Angeles, Raises $580,000+

On Saturday, October 15, we held our annual fundraiser recognizing the historic merger of Uplift Family Services and Pacific Clinics. This year’s Champion of Mental Health was Clark Gregg, an award-winning actor, director, screenwriter and mental health advocate best known for his role as Agent Coulson in Marvel films. Also honored were two employees, Senior Director of Training Beth Jenks, Ph.D. and Manager of Administrative Services Alma Gomez. The event, which took place at the Millennium Biltmore in Downtown Los Angeles, raised over $580,000 for our Housing and Hollygrove programs.

ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchors Ellen Leyva and David Ono served as the masters of ceremonies, and Ike Barinholtz, a comedian, actor, writer, producer and director presented an award to one of Pacific Clinics’ employees.

Read more about the celebration.

Ike Barinholtz Plays "Celebrity Jeopardy!" for Hollygrove Programs

Ike Barinholtz, comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director has advanced to the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" finals. So far, he has won $68,602 for our Los Angeles-based Hollygrove programs! The finale will air on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Photo courtesy of @CelebJeopardy/Instagram

Pacific Clinics' Bay Area Art Show Raises $50,000+ for Neurodiverse Individuals

The first-ever Pacific Clinics Art Show, in partnership with Ooze Studio, attracted 75 guests and raised over $50,000 for our Neurodevelopmental Services program. The evening was a success, with attendees coloring in an oversized drawing courtesy of one of our Hope Center clients, bidding on over 40 pieces of kid’s art and silent auction packages.

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CBT Raises $50,000 at 19th Annual Charity Golf Classic

The 19th Annual CBT Charity Golf Classic raised over $50,000 for Pacific Clinics' Los Angeles-based Hollygrove programs.

CBT is a company that bridges the gap between information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) to provide business outcomes beneficial across the entirety of an organization.

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Photo courtesy of Salesforce IT Visionaries podcast.

Pacific Clinics Featured on Salesforce's IT Visionaries Podcast

Chief Financial Officer Jason Gurahoo and Senior Vice President, Strategy, Innovation & Growth Eleanor Castillo Sumi met with IT Visionaries podcast host Albert Chou to discuss how technological advancements will support Pacific Clinics' clients and advance clinical outcomes.

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Major Donor at the San Jose Museum of Art Highlights Pacific Clinics at Anniversary Celebration

Director of Development Darren DeMonsi recently spoke about Pacific Clinics' important partnership with the Swenson Foundation at Petrinovich Pugh & Co LLP’s (PP&Co) 70th anniversary celebration at the San Jose Museum of Art. We were honored to share stories of the Swenson’s generosity and involvement in helping the most vulnerable children, adults and families in the Bay Area over the years.

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Upcoming Events & Speaking Engagements

Our team of experts regularly speak at conferences and events to collaborate, share information and advocate for the individuals we serve:

November 9: Lunch & Learn, featuring Senior Clinical Director Noelle James, Clinical Program Manager Penney Trieu, and Program Director II Christopher Leucht, who will lead an engaging discussion and answer participant questions about our Birth to Five programs.|12 - 1 p.m. | Register to attend

Pacific Clinics in the News

Our ongoing efforts to deliver high-quality mental health services and supports continue to receive positive media coverage:

  • ABC7 Eyewitness News highlights Pacific Clinics’ recent fundraiser. ABC7 Eyewitness News Anchors David Ono and Ellen Leyva served as emcees for the night.
  • Univision 34 Los Angeles speaks with Marriage and Family Therapist Rosa Maria Kolts, who advises on the importance of youth mental health.
  • Pasadena Outlook writes about Pacific Clinics awarding Clark Gregg with the Champion of Mental Health Award at Uplifting Communities: The 2022 Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration.
  • The Larchmont Chronicle shares details about the recent fundraiser in Los Angeles and the recent merger of Pacific Clinics and Uplift Family Services.
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