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Housing Assistance Program for Victims (hotel stays/rental assistance/rental deposits/mortgage assistance)

From: Terra Marroquin, Family Violence Prevention Specialist, San Diego County District Attorney's Office Enclosed is an application for the XC Grant funded Victim Housing program, operated by South Bay Community Services (SBCS). It’s a simple three-page application that staff at your organization can complete with the client and fax or email to SBCS. No crime report is required. The survivor must have experienced victimization within the past 12 months to qualify. This housing program for...

From kidsdata.org: Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California

Troubling Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California January 8, 2019 The Kidsdata Issue Brief: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Youth in California highlights findings from our latest data release on youth in schools. Disparities among youth based on sexual orientation are startling. Across many indicators of health and well being, lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) youth in California reported negative behaviors and consequences at about twice the rate of straight youth. Alcohol and drug...

Mending through Mentorship (missiontimescourier.com)

Cory and Jessica Merritt know a lot about service to community and country. Cory is an active duty senior chief petty officer in the Navy and for the last several years Jessica has spearheaded programs started by the couple to help wounded veterans and Gold Star families — the families of servicemen or women killed in combat. And in thinking of her own children’s needs, she realized that Gold Star children — those who lost their fathers or mothers in combat — would need mentoring even more.

USD Kroc Insight newsletter - Look Both Ways: Religous Leaders and the Challenge of Engaging Community and Police

Across the United States, including in San Diego where the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (Kroc IPJ) launched the Building Trust Partnership (BTP), relationships between communities and law enforcement are strained and plagued by mistrust. To build relationships and restore trust between police and communities while confronting difficult, emotionally and politically charged issues, religious leaders must engage with both sides and remain neutral, even when speaking to one may be...

SB 1152 is law! Dignity in Discharge Law: What You Need to Know

CPEHN was proud to sponsor Senate Bill (SB) 1152 in 2017-2018. Thank you to author Senator Ed Hernandez and to all of our community partners who helped lobby for this bill. CPEHN stands committed to seeing a successful implementation of the law surrounding this important issue. Read below to find out more about the changes we will see this year. Beginning January 1, 2019, all hospitals in California must develop a plan for safely discharging patients without homes. This law prohibits...

Th 1/10/19: Promises2Kids Scholarship Workshop @ Cuyamaca College

From: Veronica Castillo If you are a current/former foster youth, or if you are a service provider who works directly with a youth in care, please read on. You are cordially invited to attend the Promises2Kids Guardian Scholars Scholarship Workshop held at Cuyamaca College in the Science & Math Center Room H-119 on Thursday, January 10th 11:30am to 1:00pm. At this workshop, you will receive assistance in applying for this $3,200 scholarship online, enjoy FREE lunch, meet NextUp and UP!

Community Impacts Chula Vista Through Volunteerism (Live Well San Diego)

On Saturday, October 20 th , I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of Chula Vista held a dynamic community cleanup event called Beautify Chula Vista Day, organized and made strong by hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers. Celebrating its 16th year in 2018, this event has made an extensive impact on the City of Chula Vista as a whole, having reached over 12 focus areas with plans to continue on its path to make a difference for the future. Each year continues to be successful with the help of...

Opportunity Summit 2019 by San Diego Workforce Partnership (Register at Eventbrite)

As we wrap up the year, we’re extremely proud to share our annual report where we explore what it means to us to be trailblazers: Experience it here . We’re also packing up and moving out . We will be up and running in our new office on January 7. Stay tuned for open house details. Just announced—our 3rd annual Opportunity Summit is happening on May 2, 2019! The Summit is central to our efforts and community collaboration needed to reduce/eliminate youth disconnection throughout our region.

Probation Hosts Thanksgiving for Detained Youth and Families (County News Center)

The holidays can be a difficult time for justice-involved youth and their families when they can’t celebrate at home. But San Diego County Probation strives to keep families together at these times. “It’s part of trying to facilitate engagement with the families. The kids need the support and interactions with their families, so they can be better and do better,” said Supervising Probation Officer Tyra Myles, who works with youth at the Girls Rehabilitation Facility, which is part of the...

New North County Clubhouse Provides Mental Health Support (Live Well San Diego)

“It is very rewarding to see members build confidence and a support network free of stigma, and advocate for themselves for both their mental health and in their personal lives,” said Kelly Villa, Program Manager at Mariposa Clubhouse. “I also enjoy that they have ownership over the activities offered at the Clubhouse by providing suggestions and helping the program run smoothly by volunteering in various roles. I am always impressed with how committed members are to our program and to their...

San Diego Nonprofits, Churches Host Turkey Giveaways (KPBS)

"We've seen a lot of smiles today, lot of children who are very happy, seen some families who are coming crying, saying we didn't think we were going to have a Thanksgiving this year," Smith said. He said the church screens families to make sure they're in need. The goal, he said, is to feed everyone who needs it in the area within a few years. "We've been so overlooked and neglected over the years, so now we're trying to take matters into our own hands," he said. To read more of Claire...

Arts Beautification Projects Help Build Community (Live Well San Diego)

Mindfulness usually begins as an individual practice, but when the practice of mindfulness is shared between members of a group, each member is likely to receive additional benefits. When people come together to work towards a common goal or project, they can experience strengthened relationships and gain a better understanding of the power of interconnectedness. A Reason to Survive (ARTS) understands the value of interconnectedness to support creative and effective community building. On...

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