The Hume Center is a licensed, non-profit community mental health center with offices in Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, Fremont, and Pleasanton. Our two Concord offices combined into one office. See the story below for more information.
For those who missed the "Ways to Cope with Strong Feelings Related to COVID-19" workshop, click here to download the powerpoint slides.

But Wait, There's More!
The Hume Center has arranged a series of fun community Zoom events to keep everyone connected!

Lunchtime Concert!  May 5, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm with Roberto Roman!
One of the local mental health community's own legends, Roberto Roman, will be regaling us with his inspirational singing. Join us at lunchtime as he lifts us up to start the month of May off right! You've heard him perform at Contra Costa's Annual Hope and Empowerment Softball Tournament, SPIRIT graduation, and many other events, and now he'll share his talents live on Zoom!
Lunchtime Concert! May 7, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm with KC Dela Cruz!
We are excited to announce that professional theatre performer KC Dela Cruz, a former Hume Center employee who is making her way toward the Big Apple, will be singing some pop, power ballads, and Disney/theatre songs! Catch up with her on Instagram at  @kcdelacruzz .

Lunchtime Concert! May 14, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm with Lacey Rae!
Please join us as Lacey Rae, a talented singer in Los Angeles, will entertain us with a pop and show tunes concert! Lacey has also appeared in Hollywood films.

Lunchtime Concert! May 21, 2020, 12:30 to 1pm with Bryan Munar!
Professional theatre performer Bryan Munar will perform live for the community on May 21st!

And keep reading this newsletter for announcements of a Stand Up Comedian and a Dance Troupe joining in on the Lunchtime fun!

To any of these access these events, click here to open the web page for more information and the Zoom links.
Thank you to all of our Performers So Far!
Please join us in thanking singers  Natalie AmayaAlicia Glenn , Roberto Roman, and Clarisse Saam; piano performer Patrick DuffySensei Geoff Mires; and musician John Hazen for their lunchtime performances! These professionals brought  joy and ho pe to the community!
Hume is Forming Support Groups on Zoom in Hindi, Punjabi, and Farsi and English

*Click here to download the flier for the Farsi and English speaking Support Groups.
* Click here to download the flier for the Punjabi Support Group
* Click here to download the flier for the South Asian Support Group in Hindi
Coping Tips

*Alameda County's Everyone Counts Campaign sent out these tips to help those who hear voices cope with everything related to COVID-19.
Partner Spotlight: Health, Housing, and Homeless Division

There are too many wonderful partners to thank for their tremendous services during this crisis. This week, Hume would like to thank the amazing pro-active and compassionate work of Contra Costa's Health, Housing, and Homeless Division -- and all the partner agencies in the Continuum of Care and Coordinated Entry System! This system of care has taken drastic, bold, and effective steps to safeguard those living on the streets and shelters and it is greatly appreciated by the community.
Free Content and Events Online

Even though many events have been canceled or postponed, there are plenty of ways to connect with live and entertaining events online. Marketplace is keeping an updated list of what to read and stream for free online and the Social Distancing Festival is a one stop site listing all the arts, performances, and other online streaming events available. #CreateatHome has lists of online creative arts and entertainment options.
Know Someone Who Should Work at Hume?
Here are some of our job openings.

Masters Level Clinician (LMFT, LCSW)


Coming Soon:
Vocational Specialist (Pittsburg, Richmond)
Peer Specialist and Family Partner (Richmond)
Events, Resources, and Information

*Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1-800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to 66746 for 24/7 support.


*Click here to learn about Bay Area Hearing Voices Network and their new online support groups.


*Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 for 24/7 crisis support.

* Click here for a resource list for  COVID-19 Financial Assistance
for people living with cancer. 

* Click here for resources to help parents who are educating their child at home and want help with strategies, tips, and ways to assess how your child is doing.

* Click here for California PTA's resource list for families at home. It has a wealth of distance learning resources, field trips from home sites, and tips and suggetions.

* Click here for a list of Contra Costa AA meetings being offered over Zoom. Their  Grapevine magazine, which is a meeting in print, is available online for free at this link.

*In recovery and staying home? Here's a helpful article from Recovery Centers of America. See their site for lots of helpful resources and online events.
(Content Below Repeated from Previous Newsletters)


* 211 Database for Contra Costa: Click here to view their database. Or click here to download their flier.

*Please check out the great COVID-19 resource website being curated by Lincoln.  Click here.  

*Food Distribution Mapping in Contra Costa Now Available
To help you find food, Contra Costa County has a new GIS (global information system)  mapping tool. It can be used on any mobile device, just like searching for the nearest gas station or cafe on your phone. It was developed by Contra Costa's IT Department and 211.  Click here for more information.

*Relief Funds for Undocumented Workers
Click here  to learn more about resources for undocumented workers in California.

* Click here to view of listing of resources for remote learning for students.

* Click here  for information about Putnam Clubhouse's Virtual Clubhouse. You can download the application  here .

*    free online text chat for emotional support

* an international fellowship offering weekly online meetings

* low- and no-cost virtual support groups in English and Spanish

* online peer support

* online support for partners/friends of people with mental health challenges

* free peer-to-peer online support community

* resources, quizzes, and an "Ask the Therapist" function

* a locator of free clinics

*Click here to view a list of free streaming concerts online curated by Billboard
Hume Concord Clinics Combined

On April 24, 2020, we moved the service and staff of the Phoenix Center into our Concord Clinic.  Click here to download an information flier that includes a map showing both clinics. The Phoenix Center's phone and fax numbers continue to work at our Concord Clinic to make the transition easier.
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