General Meeting Monday 2/27/17

Dr. Debbie Innes-Gomberg, Ph.D. Deputy Director for the Adult Systems of Care for the Los Angeles County of Mental Health, M.D. Director of Adult Outpatient Program Harbor UCLA Medical Center will speak at our monthly meeting on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Dr. Innes-Gomberg will be speaking about the Department of Mental Health (DMH) Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year program with regard to services and programs, performance of programs, and the involvement of families and community involvement in the development and implementation of the plan.

Dr. Innes-Gomberg has a long history with DMH 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. This presentation will be a great opportunity to ask questions about the programs and address concerns and needs in our area.

The Caring and Sharing Support Group will start at 6 PM and the Speaker Presentation will start at 7:30 PM at the First Lutheran Church 2900 Carson in Torrance.

Friends of Family meeting Saturday morning, November 5, 2016

friendsoffamilyflyer_11-05-16_2Don’t miss this special event: Friends of Family, sponsored by LACDMH Office of Consumer and Family Affairs, with special guest speaker Martin Hernandez L.C.S.W., new Director of Patients’ Rights, this Saturday from 10 to Noon in Commerce at 6055 E. Washington Blvd., 9th Floor, Bank of the West building.

Click THIS LINK or the Image to the right for full-sized and printable PDF flyer.

  • Conversation and Information
  • Education and Inspiration
  • Who: Family, Friends, Parents, & Caregivers
  • Where: Project Return Peer Support Network 6055 E. Washington Blvd., 9th Floor “Bank of the West” Building Commerce, CA 90040
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
  • Free Parking

The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs is a touchstone for all of the age bureaus to give a voice to family members and consumers.  Being that voice, staff listen in detail to concerns of consumers and family members, so that all can work together to improve the services provided by the system. Its Mission:

“Our Mission includes supporting recovery principles, mentorship models, resiliency strategies, community education, relationship building and system problem solving across the mental health field. We work directly with established family and consumer networks in Los Angeles County and also connect to the larger national organizations of peers and families. We provide programs that support education, conferences and meetings on mental health concerns as well as sponsor trainings which promote hope, resiliency, recovery and wellness. Some of our projects include contracts on a large scale and individual consumer and family concerns that come to us daily. We have a regular staff of clinicians that offer support to family members and consumers on quality improvement for their individual cases and we analyze the themes we hear from these individual calls to promote improvements in the delivery system.”

NAMI South Bay Meeting–Monday, October 17, 2016

Please join NAMI South Bay for its October monthly meeting with the Caring and Sharing Support Group beginning at 6 p.m., and the Speaker Meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 2900 Carson Street in Torrance. The speaker for this meeting will be Ruth Hollman the Executive Director of SHARE, a leading advocate for housing for persons with a mental illness and other programs.

Since 1993, SHARE! the Self-Help And Recovery Exchange has served people though self-help support groups and communities that provide recovery and social support. SHARE!’s programs-include collaborative housing, self-help centers in Culver City and Downtown, the Recovery Retreat and Volunteer-to-Job internships designed to support self-sufficiency through social support and community integration. This innovative approach was honored with the Los Angeles County Mental Health Commission Outstanding Program Award in 2013.