General Meeting Speakers/Presentations

General Meetings are held at 7pm right after the 5:30 pm Family Support Group (all are welcome) meetings which take place at: S. J. Co. Mental Health — 1212 N. California St. Suite A — Stockton, CA

January 3rd, 2019

Speaker:  
Mercedes Moreno                       
Director of Social Services/St. Mary's Dining Room  

Ms. Moreno has worked with the homeless in our community since 1995. She will be talking about all of the services provided by St. Mary's Dining Room: their Social Services which include case management and assitance applying for various benefit programs, advocacy and referrals for emergency shelter, transitional housing and employmnet opportunities. Also provided is a clothing and hygiene center. 

St. Mary's Dining Room also has a medical and dental clinic and provides nutritious meals served 365 days per year, 3 times a day.

Come learn how you and your loved ones can benefit by this amazing resource within our community that was established in 1955.
February 7th, 2019

Speaker:
Officer Jesus Zavala/Stockton Police Department


Stockton Police Department Officer Jesus Zavala teaches Autism awareness classes to various organizations and groups, including Paramedics and EMT's in San Joaquin County.

Officer Zavala is the father of a 12 year old son on the Autism spectrum. He has briefed members of the fire department on facts about Autism and ways to recognize individuals with the disorder. One in 68 children is on the Autism sprectrum. 

While Autism is not a mental illness, it is often mistaken for mental illness. Come to this presentation for valuable information that may benefit you and your loved one.

*Some of the above information was taken from a Nov 8, 2017 Stockton Record News Article