Ravenswood Family Health Center Holds Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

The East Palo Alto community turned out to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the stunning new, 38,000 s.f. healthcare facility on Saturday, March 28th. It is designed to transform the health care experience by unifying the services it offers to patients. It is the product of 10 years of believing in a dream and working against all odds to make that dream come true! (more)

San Mateo County Sees Sharp Decline in Unsheltered Homeless

Belmont, CA –  As preliminary results become available on the County’s Homeless Census, a significant decrease in homeless living on the streets and in the homeless population as a whole, is welcome news. Early numbers show a potential 47% reduction in the number of unsheltered individuals and families countywide, compared to 2013 counts, including zero families with children. Fewer sheltered homeless were found, as well.

Congratulations, Sister Christina!

Sister Christina Heltsley of the St. Francis Center was inducted to the San Mateo County Women’s Hall of Fame event on March 20th at Canada College! I was proud to nominate her, knowing that the work she does everyday in North Fair Oaks makes the community stronger, safer, and more hospitable. Since she became Executive Director of the St.

Fair Oaks Health Center Celebrates Its First Anniversary!

The Fair Oaks Health Center celebrated its one-year anniversary with a community open house, speeches from Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Supervisors Groom and Slocum, and the CEO of San Mateo Medical Center, Dr. Susan Ehrlich. Parents, children, doctors, nurses, and members of the community gathered for this grand-opening. (more)

Board of Supervisors to Study Affordable Housing Options

Prompted by the current affordable housing crisis in the community, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors is convening a March 17 study session on affordable options aimed at keeping current occupants in their homes and adding to the available stock.