Weekly Wrap-Up
May 14, 2021
MHAC Welcomes New Team Members

Please Join Us In Welcoming Two New Team Members
Danny Marquez, Employment Specialist

Danny Marquez enriches our team with over 40 years of Federal, State and County level leadership in workforce, education and training. Danny has excelled in many realms, including leading Crossroads Diversified Services, Inc. as Director for over 30 years.
Matthew Diep, Assistant CAYEN Program Manager

Matthew Diep enriches our team with his experience as a Community Youth Organizer at the Center for the Pacific Asian Family, Founder and Executive Director of Psyher: Art & Wellness Workshops and as a member of the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee.

California Roars Back: Governor Newsom Announces Historic $12 Billion Package to
Confront the Homelessness Crisis

Governor Newsom’s $100 billion California Comeback Plan proposes largest increase for homeless housing in California history, creating over 46,000 new units and helping hundreds of thousands of homeless Californians

Homeless Youth: A Vulnerable Population 

Each year, an estimated 4.2 million youth and young adults experience homelessness in the United States. Every night, thousands of young people experience homelessness without a parent or guardian - going to sleep without the support and stability of a family or a home. Among homeless youth, 40% identify as LGBTQ and they have more than twice the risk of being homeless than their heterosexual peers.

This infographic explores youth homelessness, risk factors for becoming homeless, the health toll associated with being homeless, and what can be done to address this crisis.
Newsom Proposes Additional $600 Stimulus Checks and $5 billion Toward Rental Assistance

Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed a second round of $600 state stimulus checks on Monday to hasten California’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, hoping to expand the payments from low-income residents to also include middle-class families, and noting that doing so would ensure benefits for 2 out of 3 state residents


Registration Now Open

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Live @5 on ACEs and Mental Health Awareness Month

Join California's leading experts during May -- Mental Health Awareness Month -- featuring the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) program

Presented by California Alliance of Child & Family Services and the Catalyst Center

Livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. On this show we’re focusing on the California Surgeon General’s statewide effort to cut ACEs and toxic stress in half in one generation.

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m Eastern Time to
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

MHA's 2021 Annual Conference:
From Resiliency to Recovery

MHA’s 2021 Annual Conference will be a hybrid event, consisting of a small in-person gathering and a digital conference experience.

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