November Newsletter

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

Client Saves a Life with Narcan on Los Angeles' Metro Gold Line

When Elijah, an 18-year-old Full-Service Partnership Pacific Clinics client, attended the recent “Hold onto Hope: Preventing an Overdose with Narcan” event, he did not know that it would lead to him saving a stranger’s life just days later.

Pacific Clinics is an official provider of Narcan, a life-saving medication for opioid overdose, and employees across nearly all departments have been trained to administer the antidote.

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New Early Head Start Site Opens in Pasadena

Head Start, a subsidiary of Pacific Clinics, offers free education, mental health and supportive services for at-risk children and their families. This new site can serve up to 30 children from 0 to 3 years old and provides free early childhood education, parenting resources and wellness checks. With multiple classrooms, two outdoor areas and a fully functioning kitchen, the Peoria location is a dream come true for clients and employees alike.

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Pacific Clinics Talks Innovation on Netsmart CareThreads Podcast

In the Netsmart CareThreads podcast, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Innovation and Growth Eleanor Castillo-Sumi, Ph.D., talks about Pacific Clinics' evolution since its inception 155 years ago and how, in order to innovate, health care organizations must ask how they can do things differently, including leveraging the right technology.

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Hope Center Youth Advisory Board Participates at "No Estamos Muertos" Event in San Jose

The San Jose Hope Center's Youth Advisory Board, comprised of 25 Hope Center clients interested in developing leadership skills and making a difference in their community, recently hosted a booth at the "No Estamos Muertos" event, where they promoted Hope Center services and provided face painting to the community. Pacific Clinics’ Hope Center is a safe place for teens and young adults who are looking for support, healing and care at no cost to them.

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Pacific Clinics Talks Substance Use Disorders & Mental Health on iHeart Radio's "Deadly Pill" Podcast

In the episode “Rehab” of the “Deadly Pill” podcast on iHeart Radio, Team Supervisor & Director of Paraprofessional/Substance Use Disorder Training & Innovation Prue Cooper talks about the opioid epidemic, co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders, and the effectiveness of treatments.

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Military Services & Family Supports Program Offers Hope to Veterans

Chief Strategy Officer Jim Balla, who served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, speaks about the importance of Pacific Clinics' Military Services & Family Supports program, which provides veterans and their families with critically-needed services and support in the Inland Empire.

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Pacific Clinics Therapists Talk About Bullying and Kindness

While a zero tolerance policy for bullying sounds good in theory, newer trauma-informed and restorative justice-focused research models are focusing on kindness and a more holistic approach. Pacific Clinics' Senior Clinical Director Dr. Glenn Masuda, PhD, and other employees weigh in.

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Pacific Clinics in the News

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

  • Pasadena Outlook reported about Uplifting Communities: The 2022 Pacific Clinics Annual Celebration in Los Angeles, which raised more than $581,000.
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