May’s general meeting presentation will focus on the Community Living Coalition, a collaboration between independent living home operators, peer providers and other behavioral health providers, residents, family members and community stakeholders. The panel will: Introduce the problem resulting in the need for independent living coalitions and the status of coalitions in California; Latest state legislation, AB 1946 and the position of Disability Rights CA; Overview of Community Living Coalition and how it works; Residents’ rights in independ- ent living; Basic landlord tenant rights with focus on issues pertinent to residents of independent living homes; Importance of distinguishing licensed board and care from independent living/room & board homes; Support needed from leadership and the community to continue building the Coalition.
Our presenters are: Jung Pham, attorney with Disability Rights CA; Lorraine Zeller and John Hardy, Mental Health Peer Support Workers for SCC; Hilary Armstrong, Directing Attorney at the Law Foundation of SV; Uday Kapoor, Board VP with NAMI SCC.
NOTE MEETING TIME CHANGE: Please join us at 7 P.M. in the auditorium of Good Samaritan Hospital (main building basement). Our panel will present from 7:30–8:30. (Good Samaritan is located at 2425 Samaritan Dr., San Jose. Find directions at www.maps.yahoo.com)