Dennis Murata, Service Area 8 Chief of Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (South Bay and Long Beach) and Jennifer Lamarque of Los Angeles County Supervisor Hahn’s Office will be presenting. Dennis Murata will be giving an update on the Department of Mental Health efforts. Jennifer Lamarque will present on Supervisor Hahn’s priorities regarding mental health. We are fortunate to have this pair of knowledgeable persons at our meeting to tell us about the state of mental health programs in the South Bay and the important initiatives of Supervisor Hahn regarding mental health. Supervisor Hahn has taken the leadership on several mental health issues. including the replacement of part of the central jail with mental health treatment facilities, has supported studies of number of hospital, and step down psychiatric beds. We will also learn how we can assist in improving the mental health system.
Please come to hear and provide comment on these presentations. We need to show our interest and support of mental health initiatives. As part of our mission to advocate for persons with a mental illness and their families we need to support efforts to improve the system and provide comment on issues where the system is not working well.
The Family Caring and Sharing Support Group for family members will start at 6 PM and the General Meeting will start at 7:30 PM. First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson in Torrance.
Hannah Liddell, Supervising Attorney with the Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance (OPRBA), will be presenting a Introduction to OPRBA and a Representative Payee Basics Training.
Representative Payees are for Social Security Disability Insurance(SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits of another person. Many NAMI family members are the payees for their loved one, or organizations, such as board and cares serve as payees.
This presentation will review the role of the Office of Payee Review and Beneficiary Assistance under Disability Rights of California and review the requirements and responsibilities of payees. It will include what may be included in a review and assessment of payees and best practices. If you are now a representative payee, considering being a payee or just want to know more about it this presentation will be very helpful in ensuring you understand the role of the payee and the person receiving the benefits understanding their rights.
Programa de Educación
De Familia a Familia de NAMI
NAMI ESPANOL SOUTH BAY Iglesia San Jose
Gratuito para familiares, compañeros, y parejas sentimentales de individuos con:
Trastorno Bipolar (maniaco depresión)
Esquizofrenia y Trastorno Esquizoafectivo
Transtorno de la personalidad fronterizo
Trastorno de Pánico y Trastorno Obsesivo compulsivo
Trastornos Cerebrales y Trastornos de adicción simultáneos
El programa consiste en una serie de 12 clases, una clase por semana, estructuradas para ayudar a los familiares a entender y apoyar a su ser querido que sufre alguna de estas enfermedades al mismo tiempo que mantienen su propio bienestar. Este curso lo imparte un grupo de voluntarios capacitados quienes también tienen un familiar enfermo y saben lo que es que un ser querido sufra de una enfermedad mental seria. El Programa “De Familia a Familia” de NAMI es completamente gratuito. Más de 150,000 personas en Los Estados Unidos, Canadá, y México han tomado este curso. Estamos seguros que quedarán satisfechos con la ayuda que le ofrece este programa. Llame para obtener más información Nelida Guzman de la Igesia 323-907-4639. (FREE PARKING)
Las clases comienzan Jueves, en Enero 31, 2019-Abril 11, 2019
6:30PM to 9:00 PM
Ubicación del curso: St. Jose Igesia
11901 Acacia Ave. Hawthorne, Calif. 90250
Horario: (12) sessiones
2 ½ horas por clase/ Segundo Piso La Casa Providencia
Contacto: Ricardo Pulido (310) 567- 0748 Cell. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacto: Modesta Pulido (310) 245-9820 Cell. e-mail: email@example.com
Solamente para los
familiares que califiquen de
Se requiere inscripción
El cupo es limitada de
15 personas. Todo Gratis!
El Programa de Educacion
“De Familia a Famiilia” de
patrosinado por NAMI SOUTH BAY,
Financiado en parte por
el Departmento de Saluld
Mental del Condado de
Los Angeles. GRACIAS!
The speaker for the January 2019 meeting tonight will Dr. Debbie Innes-Gomberg, presenting on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA). MHSA funds many of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health programs. She will be speaking about services, programs, and how the community provides input into the plans. Dr. Innes-Gomberg has a long history with the Department of Mental Health as a clinical psychologist, District Chief for the Long Beach/South Bay area, and the the Program Manager for the MHSA Implementation and Outcomes Division.
NAMI families helped to support the passage of Proposition 63 which funds the MHSA program. As stakeholders we need to provide input on its implementation. This presentation will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the programs and address concerns and needs in our area.
Many NAMI South Bay members have membership renewals around the start of the calendar year. Early last year, the NAMI national board of directors voted to add a Household membership category to the membership structure and raise the dues for existing categories. These changes were effective on July 1, 2017. NAMI South Bay is required to follow the new membership structure.
The new membership rates are as follows:
- Household $60. For multiple people at one address.
- Individual $40.
- Open Door $5. Open to anyone experiencing financial constraints.
If there are multiple people at your address who wish to join NAMI you have many options.
- Each person may join as an Individual or Open Door member or
- One person at the address may join as an Individual or Open Door member or
- All people at the address may join as part of one Household membership.
NAMI South Bay will no longer support a “Newsletter Only” membership category because it is not supported by NAMI National. “Newsletter Only” members whose memberships expired July 1, 2017 can rejoin using one of supported membership categories. Those whose memberships expire after July 1, will have their memberships converted to one of the supported categories.
Our thoughts are with Californians impacted by the recent wildfires across the state. NAMI South Bay praises First Responders for getting so many to safety, and we want to stress the importance of attending to both the immediate and long-term mental health needs of all affected community members during this crisis.
CLICK HERE for Mental Health Resources by County
CLICK HERE for NAMI Shasta County
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The 2018 Homeless Count is right around the corner. But before that kicks off, we have another great opportunity for you to support ending homelessness in L.A. County.
Join LAHSA and United Way of Greater Los Angeles on Saturday, Nov. 18 at United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk – the only 5K family run/walk dedicated to ending homelessness countywide. Since the inaugural HomeWalk in 2006, more than 85,000 residents have raised $7.6M, which helped to directly house 18,000 of our formerly homeless neighbors.
This year, United Way is hoping to raise $1.5M, mobilize 15,000 people, and recruit more than 600 volunteers. Register and fundraise now at http://unitedwayla.org/homewalk
United Way’s 11th Annual HomeWalk
Saturday, Nov. 18
Grand Park, DTLA
On-site registration opens at 6:30 am