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Queer Caregiver Support Group – Women Supporting Female Partners

When aging intersects with being queer/alphabet, we need community resources that understand the specific concerns that arise from being part of two oppressed social categories.

This support group for women caring for sick or elderly women partners has been held for about a year and has been a good resource for many. It is now opening up to more participants–please see the flyer below and contact Patricia to RSVP or find out more!

Patricia
(510) 574-2091
patricia@lavenderseniors.org

Support Group for Women Caring for their Women Partners

Legal Assistance for Low-Income Clients

Recently, I received a call from an elder who needed legal advice regarding their credit card debt. For low-income seniors (and non-seniors), there are legal advocacy resources in Alameda County and the bay area that you can explore:

*Bay Area Legal Aid for Alameda County

**Volunteer Legal Services Corporation 

Both provide legal assistance for FREE! There is also a free drop-in legal clinic coming up in February 2017, held by Volunteer Legal Services (please see flyer below for more info).

As always, please feel free to call us if you need help navigating these resources. We’re here to help you.

Best,
DayBreak
(510) 834-8314

Transportation Resources! (Alameda County and North County)

On our Information & Assistance (I&A) line in the office, we are often asked about transportation methods for seniors and those with physical and/or mental health disabilities. Most frequently I refer callers to East Bay Paratransit, who provide public transit service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains due to their disability. Below, we have received updated, additional transportation resources in Alameda County and North County. If you already use Paratransit and find that the services do not fit your needs, we hope you can find additional options here!

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Transportation Resources Updated 122016

As always, if you have any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss with someone, call us! We are here to help.

Warmly,
DayBreak
(510) 834-8314

Supporting you, through the holidays.

Hi, everyone! Hope you are all staying warm in the chilly weather. We wanted to let you know that there is support available to our community of caregivers, even during the holidays.

The Family Education & Resource Center (FERC) has a warm and hot line where callers can get information about diagnosis, available treatment, and general assistance in navigating the Mental Health Service System.
If you are caring for a child, adolescent, adult, or older adult with a mental health issue, please call: 1-888-896-FERC (3372)

From the FERC Website:
“The Family Education & Resource Center (FERC) seeks to provide support to family, friends, partners, and other caregivers who care for or care about a loved one of any age with a serious emotional disturbance or mental health issue.

FERC targets the underserved, nonserved, and inappropriately served populations of Alameda County. We assist all who call or come in by offering help, understanding and resources to allow them to aid in the recovery of their loved ones.

Caregivers of all kinds need assistance in overcoming barriers such as stigma and a general lack of knowledge of available mental health and other services, and often require support in navigating and communicating with services and providers.

Whether a parent, sibling, child, spouse or the suffering loved one him/herself contacts us and in whatever emotional stage, we will never turn them away.  Everyone is provided our best, culturally sensitive efforts and connection to the next point in their journey.”

In Community,
DayBreak Adult Care Centers
(510) 834-8314

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