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Listening Sessions Offered to Our Veterans June 6 at Ventura College, June 7 at National University

Listening Sessions Offered to Our Veterans June 6 at Ventura College, June 7 at National University

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System would like to invite you to a Listening Session for community input regarding a new VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in the Oxnard/Ventura area.  We have three Listening Sessions scheduled at the locations below.  Please attend only one session as the information provided will be the same for […]

Camarillo Mental Health First Aid Course open for Registration — December 12th and 13th

Camarillo Mental Health First Aid Course open for Registration — December 12th and 13th

1 in 5 people have a mental illness or addiction: So, what can I do? Learn Mental Health First Aid! It is a two part, 8 hour certified training to help someone developing a mental health problem or at risk of suicide or harm. This innovative program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like […]

Free Legal Clinic For Veterans And Military Personnel

Free Legal Clinic For Veterans And Military Personnel

The Ventura Count Military Collaborative, VCMilC, offers a free Legal Clinic to all military and veterans. Appointments are made for 30-minute consultations to provide education and resources. The attorneys and staff do not work for VCMilC, instead they graciously donate their time at the clinic as volunteers. The attorneys are unable to represent a person in court but […]

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

Faith Community’s Support Sought for Ventura Council’s Homeless Shelter?    You’re being played

By Paul D. White   Ventura churches, don’t be fooled into supporting the City Council’s new homeless shelter plan. It is neither Christian nor compassionate, and will benefit neither the homeless nor our community. EVERY attempt by the City Council to elicit your approval of this project is total deceit on their part. The Council […]

Mental Health First Aid Classes at Ventura Police Department: June 28/29, July 19/20

Mental Health First Aid Classes at Ventura Police Department: June 28/29, July 19/20

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

Treasurer Chiang Funds Mental Health Programs

State grants pay for more than 1,200 new beds Thirty-seven California counties have opened or will open more than 1,200 new beds to treat mentally ill patients as part of an ambitious program administered by State Treasurer John Chiang. The final grants were approved Thursday by the California Health Facilities Financing Authority, which is chaired […]

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course – Register Now

Adult Mental Health First Aid Course  – Register Now

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

Activists battle to stop CA schools’ release of student data while other organizations seek it

By George Miller  We already knew that schools were routinely releasing confidential student data to other agencies and even to private entities. This been going on a long time. Now, the Common Core rules demand it even more, although there are legal opt-out opportunities. This case brought by the Morgan Hills Concerned Parents Association to obtain student […]

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Veteran suicide estimate of 22 per day sparks debate, spurs lawmakers to action

Its most oft-cited – and contested – figure in the grim field of veteran suicide research: 22. That’s what some researchers say is the average number of U.S. service veterans who take their lives every single day, and it’s a statistic that’s fueling efforts by the Obama administration and lawmakers on Capitol Hill to address […]

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

Board of Supervisors Off-Site Meeting: Health Care Agency

By Sheryl Hamlin Babies are our Business… This is the second report from the October 13, 2015 Ventura County Off-Site Special Meeting in Santa Paula. To read the first report, click here. Barry Fisher of Ventura’s Health Care Agency presented the agency he directs. He reported that Mrs. Hicks’ problem with Blue Cross as reported […]

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