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California Senate’s New Health Chair to Prioritize Mental Health and Homelessness

Article by Rachel Bluth of California Healthline  California state Sen. Susan Talamantes Eggman, a Stockton Democrat who was instrumental in passing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature mental health care legislation last year, has been appointed to lead the Senate’s influential health committee, a change that promises a more urgent focus on expanding mental health services and moving homeless people into housing and treatment. Eggman, a licensed social worker, co-authored the novel law that allows families, clinicians, first responders, and others to petition a judge to mandate government-funded treatment and services for people ...

COVID-19 Assistance for Homeless Community

ASSISTANCE FOR PEOPLE AT RISK OF HOMELESSNESS: Low-income Santa Clara County residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can receive help paying rent. Assistance is available through two separate, but complementary programs: the statewide CA COVID-19 Rent Relief Program, and the Santa Clara County Homelessness Prevention System. To learn more, please visit our Emergency Rental Assistance webpage or call 2-1-1 for program eligibility. Santa Clara County is managing referrals to temporary homeless shelters. The County responds to calls Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at ...