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June 2023

Check Out New July Dates Added to the 2023 CRC Summer Curriculum and the Official Launch of the Dedicated CRC Community Page

July is a time to celebrate all summer has to offer by building bridges and innovating with community to get to the heart of trauma-informed awareness and resilience building. This month, we’ve added new July dates to the summer 2023 *CRC* curriculum—but that’s only half of the good news. Last year, the CRC began as a pilot program. Now that it's evolved, what better time to bring accelerator participants together in a PACEs Connection CRC community than the summer? We are proud to announce...

City announces opening of first safe sleeping lot for homeless (

City announces opening of first safe sleeping lot for homeless © Provided by KSWB-TV San Diego To read more of Sir Milo Loftin's article, please click here. The opening of San Diego’s first homeless sleeping site was announced Wednesday as part of the city’s new Safe Sleeping Program. Located at the city’s Central Operation Yard at B Street and 20th Street, the site will open Thursday and will have capacity for up to 136 tents. City leaders held a news conference Wednesday morning to...

Nearly $17 Million Secured to Address San Diego Riverbed Homeless Encampments (

To read more of Fernanda Lopez Halvorson article, please click here. A County-led partnership has been awarded nearly $17 million in State funds to help people experiencing homelessness along the San Diego riverbed into more permanent housing and connect them with much-needed services. The money, awarded to the County’s Department of Homeless Solutions & Equitable Communities, will help an estimated 300 people experiencing homelessness living along the San Diego riverbed. It will pay for...

Native American Cross Country Prayer Run Arrives in San Diego Wed., June 14 (

To read more of the SOURCE article, please click here. Local Native Americans are about to complete the longest indigenous prayer run in U.S. history. “Run with the Sun” is the brainchild of Lakeside resident Bobby Wallace, a member of the Barona Band of Mission Indians, in hopes of protecting waters across America. “It’s been awesome making changes in people’s minds about water everywhere,” Wallace told East County Magazine in an interview. “We started running, traveling with the water over...

County Supervisors Approve New $848 Million Mental Health Services Plan (

Mobile Crisis Response Team worker preparing to go out on a call To read more of Gig Conaughton's article, please click here. County supervisors approved a new three-year, $848 million Mental Health Services Act plan Tuesday that will increase spending for programs to help children, youth, families, adults and older adults who suffer serious mental illness or crises. Some of those existing services include help with mental health services, housing and “wraparound” care that helps children by...

County to Take Part in New Youth Suicide Reporting and Crisis Response Program (

To read more of Gig Conaughton's article, please click here. Hoping to find new ways to keep young people from attempting suicide, the County is poised to take part in a $4.1 million state youth suicide-focused pilot program. The program, County Health and Human Services Agency officials said Tuesday, could develop new prevention responses—like systems to continue contact and follow up care when youth experiencing thoughts of suicide, doing self-harm, or attempting suicide end up in hospital...

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