The Hume Center is a licensed, non-profit community mental health center with offices in Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond, Fremont, Pleasanton, and Hayward.
For those who missed the "Ways to Cope with Strong Feelings Related to COVID-19" workshop last week, click here to download the powerpoint slides.

But Wait, There's More!
In order to continue in the spirit of community, The Hume Center has arranged more fun community Zoom events to keep everyone connected!

Lunchtime Vocals with Clarisse Saam!
We are excited to enthrall you with the passionate singing of Clarisse Saam, a local legend in theatre and song. She will bring to life songs from the theatre and radio! Join virtually with others during lunchtime and feel a little lighter through the power of music and community!

To access this event on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 12:30pm, click this Zoom link:

We are working to arrange a few more events and we'll let you know when we do. We would also like to thank Patrick Duffy, Roberto Roman, John Hazen, and others who will be supporting Hume Center's staff in a series of private music events for our staff.
Thank you to Alicia Glenn and Natalie Amaya!
Please join Hume Center and Putnam Clubhouse in thanking Natalie Amaya and Alicia Glenn for performing during the  Coping with Strong Feelings worksh op. These two professional singers brought  joy and ho pe to the large virtual audience from California to Maryland attending this inter-agency event!
Hume Forming Support Groups on Zoom in Hindi and Punjabi
Are you feeling socially isolated? Are you worried about the current health crisis? Have you experienced a lot of sadness around the uncertainty of the current situation? 

* 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
Partner Spotlight: RI International

RI International is offering a free of charge daily opportunity to connect with others and ourselves more deeply. This will take place every day (Monday through Sunday) at 3 PM PDT.  This is for any person to join.
Topic: Keeping Recovery Skills Alive!! ( Daily at 3pm)
Meeting ID: 185 472 420
Partner Spotlight: Putnam Clubhouse's Virtual Clubhouse

One of the exciting announcements made at the Lunchtime Concert event was that Putnam Clubhouse is relaxing its membership criteria and enrollment criteria during the COVID-19 situation. Please see their website for more information on how to enroll. Putnam Clubhouse is offering daily events on Zoom and resource support.
Partner Spotlight: NAMI Contra Costa

NAMI Contra Costa has two support groups running weekly on Zoom!

NAMI Connections Support Group
Every Wednesday at 7pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 480 221 654
Password: 247326

NAMI Peer-to-Peer Support Group
Every Monday at 5:30pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 590 216 652
Want to be Featured in our Partner Spotlight?

We'd love to feature your program or service. Simply reply to this email and let us know what you'd like featured in our next newsletter!
Thank You to All Essential Workers!

The Hume Center would like to thank its staff and all essential workers for carrying on through the current health situation to continue delivering essential services. Please enjoy this Thank You song by The Holderness Family on Facebook for all Essential Workers by clicking here.
Free Streaming Events Online

Even though many events have been canceled or postponed, there are plenty of ways to connect with live and entertaining events online. Click here to access one list of events happening this weekend and beyond.
Have You Been Counted Yet?

Click here to learn more about the census and to be counted! The census drives vital funding toward our community and every person counts. There is still time to take the census!
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)
Data Entry Clerk (Concord, Pittsburg, Richmond)
Peer Specialist and Family Partner (Pittsburg, Richmond)
Online Resources

*    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

More Resources (Repeated from Previous Newsletter)

* 211 Database for Contra Costa: Click here.

*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.
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