09-14-19 – General Meeting

 Sep, 08 - 2019   no comments   Meetings & Commission Reports


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NAMI Presentation

Kathy Forward, Executive Director of the Santa Clara County Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides a heartfelt explanation of how NAMI helps individuals and their families deal with mental illness. Highlights include:

  • 1:44 – NAMI’s Work
  • 5:03 – NAMI and its Family-to-Family program was the missing piece
  • 8:37 – Communities can make a difference – book recommendation, “Crazy” by Pete Earley
  • 12:02 – Peer model is important for treatment
  • 13:29 – Basis for Laura’s Law
  • 15:44 – Things you can do in your neighborhood

Learn more at: https://namisantaclara.org/

Destination Home Presentation

Destination Home’s Robert Stromberg explains their mission and the scope of Santa Clara County’s housing crisis. Speaking at the September 14th, 2019 D1 Leadership Group meeting, Stomberg explains the difference between Housing Ready and Housing First. Some highlights of his talk include:

  • 00:00 – D1 leaders tell what they like about their neighborhoods, including monthly book club, community garden, and an annual Christmas party.
  • 10:28 – Housing Ready versus Housing First Approach
  • 13:15 – Cheatsheet for the presentation
  • 20:03 – Diversity in homelessness
  • 22:57 – The duration of homelessness
  • 29:49 – Housing production in SC County across income
  • 37:07 – Rent Burdened Households
  • 46:32 – The Housing First Ecosystem

AGENDA – Saturday, September 14, 9 AM West Valley Library

  • General Business 9:00
    • Agenda and Minutes
    • Treasurer’s Report
    • D1 Decides 2019 update
  • District 1 Council Office Update 9:15
  • Discussion Topics 9:30
  • Adjourn meeting 11:00

Future D1LG meeting dates for your calendar (Second Saturday of odd-numbered months), Saturday, Nov 9.

A few additional reminders:

Printable Agenda (PDF)


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