San Jose Community Briefings for the week of May 6 – The Mercury News
ALMADEN>> The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted last month to expand the county’s Mobile Crisis Response Team services for youth ages 16-24.
The program, which began in 2018, unites specialist clinicians with law enforcement to respond to people who may be having a mental health crisis.
Supervisors approved a $2 million deal to support the expansion of mobile crisis services through 2025. Funding will be allocated to the county’s Department of Behavioral Health Services from a state grant.
A pre-existing contract with Pacific Clinics (formerly Uplift Family Services), the county’s current provider of mobile response services for teens up to age 17, will be expanded to include providing services to youth up to age 21.
In February, the county added four mental health specialists to the team to cover Supervisor Joe Simitian’s District 5, which includes the Almaden Valley.
WILLOW GLEN>> The Friends of the Willow Glen Library is once again accepting donations during regular library hours at the Willow Glen Library Branch located at 1157 Minnesota Ave.
The Friends accept donations of new or gently used hardback novels, paperbacks, non-fiction, and books for young adults and children. The sale of these items benefits library programs.
The nonprofit no longer accepts any form of media, including CDs, DVDs, LPs, VHS tapes, or cassette tapes. They are also unable to use manuals, encyclopedias, travel guides, computer books, medical books older than five years, and diet books older than three years.