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September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Lessons from the 2018 Suicide Prevention Summit
By Hope Algeo The Hero in Each of Us: Finding Your Role in Suicide Prevention Around two years ago, one of my best friends from high school committed suicide. After finding out, my emotions reeled from shock and bewilderment, to guilt that I hadn’t reached out more, to anger at her for not reaching out to me. Since then, I...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Inside Look: A Ride-along with the Sheriff's Mental Evaluation Team
On a Monday night, 211 LA had its first ride-along with the Mental Evaluation Team (MET) of the LA County Sheriff’s Department. 211 Executive Director Maribel Marin and Hope Algeo joined MET unit Deputies Miranda and Johnson, along with LCSW’s Tina Webb and Caroline Alvarez from the Department of Mental Health, to get an eye-opening view into...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
13 Tips to De-Escalate a Mental Health Crisis
13 Ways a MET Team Officer (And You!) Can De-Escalate a Mental Health Crisis MET Team Deputy Miranda and Tina Webb, a licensed LCSW from the Department of Mental Health, imparted the techniques they use when de-escalating a mental health crisis. It can be incredibly bewildering, confusing, and terrifying for an individual at first, and you don’t...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Mayor's Challenge
211 Explores Solutions in the 2018 Mayor’s Challenge to Decrease Veteran Suicide   This year, “The Mayor’s Challenge to Prevent Suicide Among Service Members, Veterans and their Families,” (Mayor’s Challenge) has brought together community, government, and service organizations to create opportunities for more collaboration, trainings, and...
September 19, 2018
By 211LA
Best Practices in Suicide Prevention: Interview with Didi Hirsch's Sandri Kramer
Didi Hirsch is a mental health clinic for underserved populations of all ages and serves as the national Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s call center in LA. Didi Hirsch is a primary resource for 211 callers who express suicidal ideations or need mental health support.  We caught up with Sandri Kramer, Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention...
February 02, 2018
By 211LA
211 LA Selected as Nonprofit of the Year by Assemblymember Autumn Burke
Los Angeles (6/28/17) – On June 28, 211 LA County (211 LA) will be honored as a Nonprofit of the Year at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol in Sacramento. 211 LA has been selected by Assemblywoman Autumn Burke as an exceptional nonprofit organization in her district, which covers Inglewood, Venice, and surrounding...
December 11, 2017
By 211LA
LA County and City jointly open Local Assistance Center for Fire Victims
Los Angeles, CA – December 11, 2017 The County and City of Los Angeles are jointly opening a Local Assistance Center (LAC) on Tuesday, December 12th through Saturday, December 16th that will operate daily. WHAT: Local Assistance Center (LAC) WHEN: Tuesday through Friday: Opens at 12:00 p.m., last entry at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: Opens at 8:00 a.m...
December 11, 2017
By 211LA
211 LA County Disaster Hotline Now Activated for Individuals Impacted by Creek, Rye and Skirball Fires in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA – December 11, 2017 The County and City of Los Angeles jointly announce the activation of the 211 LA County Disaster Hotline for individuals to report damages caused by the recent Creek, Rye and Skirball Fires in Los Angeles. Home owners, renters and business owners may call the disaster hotline to report damages. “We’ve started...
September 08, 2017
By 211LA
FAMILY FUN DAY & PARENTS AS PARTNERS IN NORWALK
Media Alert Flyer: Spanish | English WHEN: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M. WHO: HARBOR REGIONAL CENTER, 211 LA COUNTY AND F.OC.I.S. Supporting Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities from Vulnerable Populations WHAT: FREE “FAMILY FUN DAY” KICKS OFF “PARENTS AS PARTNERS” PROGRAM IN NORWALK WHERE: Family...
September 08, 2017
By 211LA
211 LA UNDOCUHACKS 2017
MEDIA ALERT 211 LA OFFERS ACCESS TO COUNTYWIDE RESOURCE DATABASE TO YOUNG HACKERS DEVELOPING TECH SOLUTIONS THAT EMPOWER IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES AT UNDOCUHACKS 2017 WHAT:  UndocuHacks 2017 – First Immigrant youth-led hackathon in Los Angeles  WHO:  UndocuMedia, Univision, Codesmith, UCLA’s Dream Resource Center, Latino Coalition...

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