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SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER
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MHA PHOTO GALLERY
40th Annual
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Holiday Party


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MHA Inspiration Awards 2016
When it rains Look for RAINBOWS
When it's dark Look for STARS
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40th Annual Friendship Center Holiday Party
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MHA Arrives in Force for NAMI 5K Walk
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Touring Alcatraz and Coyote Point in November 2011
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Coyote Point and Santa Cruz Field Trips
The Friendship Center enjoyed a fun-filled August 2011 with special trips to Coyote Point on August 11 and Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on August 18.
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Cedar Street Construction Update
The Cedar Street Apartments, located at 104 Cedar Street in Redwood City, under construction.
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Groundbreaking Celebration for Cedar Street Apartments
Supportive Housing Project

More than 100 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on May 9, 2011 for MHA's newest supportive housing development in San Mateo County, the 15-unit Cedar Street Apartments. The Cedar Street Apartments, located at 104 Cedar Street in Redwood City, is scheduled to be completed in the Spring of 2012.
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36th Annual Friendship Center Holiday Party
On Friday, December 17th, more than 300 guests attended the 36th annual holiday celebration at the Foster City recreational center, hosted by the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County.

For many of the guests this was their only holiday celebration. MHA made it a festive event with a traditional holiday meal, gifts from Santa and Mrs. Claus, music courtesy of a DJ, and lots of dancing. MHA board members, staff members, and volunteers prepared the meal, decorated the hall, and served the guests.
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Rebuilding Together Day
On National Rebuilding Day, Saturday, April 24, 60 volunteers gathered at MHA's Young Adult Independent Living (YAIL) site to paint and to build a new back fence! Rebuilding Together Peninsula selected MHA to receive these services and paired MHA with FusionOne, who sponsored the project. FusionOne paid for all of the repairs, provided food for the workers, and brought many people to volunteer on National Rebuilding Day. GR8TWORK Builders, Inc., coordinated the project and brought in many skilled volunteers! All of the apartments and the garage door were painted, and there's a beautiful new fence at the back of the lot!

Many thanks to Rebuilding Together Peninsula, FusionOne, GR8TWORK Builders, and all of the volunteers who made this possible!
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MHA's Friendship Centers, 40th Anniversary Celebration!
MHA's Friendship Centers have provided social and recreational opportunities for individuals with mental illness in the community since 1970. In addition to providing rehabilitation, these programs have helped individuals successfully remain housed in the community and live healthy, high-quality lives.
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Rebuilding Together Day
On Saturday, April 26, 2008 Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Tyco Electronics and MHA brought volunteers, energy, and resources together at Villa Terrace, MHA's permanent housing site for five residents in San Mateo. In one day, the backyard was transformed into a beautiful garden filled with fruit trees and the house was painted, inside and out. Following are pictures of this extraordinary event. The residents of Villa Terrace and the staff and board members of the Mental Health Association are extremely grateful to Rebuilding Together Peninsula, Tyco Electronics, and all of the wonderful volunteers for the incredible work that was done!
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Renovation of Spring Street Shelter
The Spring Street Emergency Shelter renovation is almost complete. Thanks to the Department of Housing for the County of San Mateo and the State Department of Housing and Community Development, the community room has new windows, lighting, flooring and a heating and air conditioning system. The receptionist office is bright, cheerful and inviting. Skylights have been added which makes everything light and cheerful. The next phase of work will focus on the dormitories. When all of the work has been completed we will host an Open House to show off the beautiful new surroundings.
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Lifestyle Enrichment Program: Clients Go Camping!
Thanks to a grant from the Bernard A. Newcomb Foundation, on September 21-23 four MHA staff members and 12 clients went camping at YMCA's Camp Jones Gulch in La Honda. The group enjoyed the Santa Cruz Mountains, archery, a climbing wall, canoeing, hiking, ping pong, and stories around a campfire that filled the weekend with fun and laughter.
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The Belmont Apartments Grand Opening
The Belmont Apartments is an MHA-owned and operated supported housing program for persons with mental health disabilities. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with food and entertainment was held on September 27, 2005. There was a program honoring the many individuals, foundations, and agencies that were instrumental in making the project a reality.
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