Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian joined other local electeds for the groundbreaking of Homekey Palo Alto, an emergency interim shelter. The site will serve more than 200 people each year and provide supportive services, including counseling and vocational training. Homekey Palo Alto is partially funded by the County’s “Challenge Grant” program to combat homelessness, a program initiated by County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Otto Lee.
A Santa Clara County grant to Parents Helping Parents will help support families raising children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. The nonprofit will use County funding for a free mental health program designed to connect parents with other parents of children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and with licensed therapists.
Santa Clara County Veterans Service Office will soon be getting additional Veteran Service Representatives to help connect residents who are veterans with the services and benefits to which they are entitled.
Read about support for the new Stanford Community Plan, the County's push for mental health parity, support for the "Making Homes Work" program, local events and a Little Joe History.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved a proposal by County Supervisor Joe Simitian that seeks to ensure service is maintained to wireless customers in wildfire-prone areas during a disaster or power outage. In times of emergency and disaster, wireless networks are critical infrastructure for emergency response.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted an updated Stanford University Community Plan Tuesday, effectively approving new policies for governing the University’s future growth. The new Community Plan is the biggest update to the University's growth policies since the County approved the current Plan in 2000, and enhances efforts to address traffic, housing and open space concerns.
To improve firefighting efforts and bolster mutual aid resources in the region,the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors today approved an agreement between the Santa Clara County Central Fire Protection District (Central Fire) and the Los Altos Hills County Fire District (LAHCFD) for the purchase of a new fire truck to replace an older model, which will become LAHCFD’s new reserve engine, and replace the current 20-year-old reserve apparatus.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors a proposal that seeks to ensure that people seeking coverage for mental health care can access treatment as easily as people seeking coverage for medical treatments.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors took action to improve road safety for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists in the North County. The Board approved funding for a Multimodal Feasibility Study that will identify infrastructure improvements to allow bicyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles to safely share the right of way along Foothill Expressway and Junipero Serra Boulevard.
Caregivers — whether a family member, a community volunteer, or paid helpers — provide life-enhancing, indeed often life-saving, in-home support. Finding capable, compassionate care is a concern for many here in Santa Clara County, especially now.