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‘All Hands on Deck’ – Treatment, Enforcement, Funding, Legislation are Hot Topics at Opioid Epidemic Forum
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta gathered County, San José and public health leaders together for a roundtable discussion on the growing opioid epidemic, calling it a matter with a solution that can only be reached through collaboration at the City, County, State and Federal levels.
Agrihood, located in the city of Santa Clara, provides low-income seniors with nutritious produce through an on-site farm and will offer programs such as farmers markets and gardening lessons on its 1.5 acres of open space.
In effort to assist youth in need, the County of Santa Clara's Department of Family and Children's Services implemented a state program, the Resource Family Approval Program, to provide a much-needed home for those individuals. The program also allows for emergency placements with relatives and unrelated extended family members.
Santa Clara County is one of nearly a dozen California counties taking part in the project, which provides financial incentives to CalFresh Food recipients to purchase healthy food.
Government Working For You
The County of Santa Clara’s Facilities and Fleet Emergency Vehicle Upfit Team works hard to create the vehicles responsible for public safety.
Everest, a 2-year-old black lab, and her handler, Jana Labrucherie, are helping to protect California's multibillion-dollar agriculture industry by intercepting shipments of mangoes, guava and other fruit containing non-native insects and pests.
While most of us huddled indoors during the nonstop storms that pummeled the Bay Area from Dec. 26 to Jan. 16, the people who maintain 660 miles of unincorporated Santa Clara County roads and expressways worked around the clock, in harsh conditions, to keep the public safe, from clearing roads of downed trees and mudslides to unblocking debris-choked culverts.
Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
The American Immigration Council report examines and analyzes the crucial role immigrants play in the region’s labor force, business sector, and consumer spending power.
From October 2021 to September 2022, Santa Clara County welcomed more than 180 individuals and families from Afghanistan as part of the Operation Allies Welcome program. In 2023, the program is projected to serve an additional 200-250 refugees.
When Natali Zepeda came to the United States from Mexico with her family as a child, she soon learned the value – the sheer necessity – of hard work, juggling the “hustle and bustle” through a mélange of jobs starting at age 11.