CAMINAR BENEFIT SHOW
Caminar for Mental Health recently held its Sixth Annual “In Concert with Caminar” event at the recently constructed SFJAZZ Center in the heart of San Francisco on the evening of Saturday, October 15. This yearly affair helps raise community awareness around mental health issues, highlighting Caminar’s client success stories and funding critical mental health programs.
GRAMMY Award winning and nominated jazz saxophonists kept the crowd dancing throughout the night. Mindi Abair performed with The Boneshakers and Sweet Pea Atkinson, and the very talented David Sanborn was the main feature of the night.
The highlight of the evening was the outpouring of personal stories and experiences of mental health issues among Caminar clients, performers, and guests, and how Caminar’s services are crucial for recovery.
Caminar auctioned off unique experiences such as a Monterey Colony Dunes Vacation, NASCAR Racing Series VIP tickets, a Bay Area Sports Fan Package, tickets to attend the American Music Awards, a framed photo of Michael Phelps and dinner with world renowned portrait photographer Michael Collopy, A Day at the 2017 Masters and Vacation Package at the legendary Mauna Kea Beach Resort in Hawai’i.
Caminar CEO Chip Huggins announced that this event grossed nearly $430,000. Proceeds will support all mental health programs including the Crisis Housing Fund to help prevent clients at risk of homelessness. He also announced that Caminar will merge with Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley in early 2017, which will expand Caminar’s support system to children, teens, families and the LGBTQ community.
Serving the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1964, Caminar’s mission is to improve quality of life for people with disabilities by providing opportunities to live in a community with dignity and independence. For more details call 650-372-4080.
On Wednesday, July 6, Caminar held a job fair in Solano County. Caminar was looking to hire for the following positions:
· Case Managers: Requires BBS Licensure or Intern Registration -- Clinical supervision provided
· Assistant Case Managers
· Licensed Vocational Nurses
· Residential Counselors: Full-Time and Relief positions available
LIVE: 2ND ANNUAL MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
Mental Illness – a topic long misunderstood by the public and shrouded in stereotype and stigma – is entering a new era of understanding. Caminar believes our society is on the threshold of embracing a healthier and more positive view of mental illness, and we are committed to catalyzing this movement. With our extensive experience in the field and broad network of collaborative partners, Caminar is ideally positioned to lead the local discussion on mental illness, healing, and wellness.
Please join us for this valuable educational opportunity.
MODERATOR and PANELISTS
MODERATOR & PANELISTS
This symposium’s panelists are recognized leaders on the cutting edge of behavioral health care delivery, and advocates for exploring new approaches to treatment. As we raise awareness and break down stigma, we hope people needing treatment will be more likely to seek help and barriers to treatment will subside, freeing the flow of services to those in need.
Moderator and Speaker: Steven Adelsheim, M.D.
Topic: Suicide prevention, early psychosis program development, expanded school mental health work, Headspace Program
Dr. Adelsheim is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the Director of Community Partnerships for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the Director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. Dr. Adelsheim is a national leader in developing and implementing early detection and intervention programs for young people in school-based and primary care settings, including programs for depression, anxiety, and prodromal symptoms as well as first episodes of psychosis. Dr. Adelsheim also develops statewide mental health policy and systems focused on bettering and expanding school mental health and suicide prevention, such as spearheading the implementation of the Headspace Program in the United States after successful program outcomes in Australia. Additionally, Dr. Adelsheim is involved in integrating behavioral and primary care health and the use of media to decrease mental health stigma.
For more information, see: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/steven-adelsheim
Speaker: Leanne Williams, Ph.D.
Topic: Depression, anxiety, and finding tests that help match individuals with the best treatment
Brief biography: Dr. Williams is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, the Director of PanLab, and the Director of PTSD Education at Palo Alto Sierra-Pacific MIRECC, an integrated system of clinical care for veterans with dementia and PTSD. Dr. Williams’s research programs are aimed at changing how we characterize people experiencing mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. She deconstructs diagnostic groups using brain imaging, physiological, behavioral and genetic data. Her goal is to characterize dysfunction at the individual person level and to identify biomarkers that will guide prognostic and treatment decisions in real world clinical settings. Her research has contributed over 240 publications to the field and attracted multiple awards.
For more information, see: Leanne Williams, PhD
Speaker: Karan Singh, MS, MBA
Topic: Technology in Behavioral Healthcare Delivery
Brief biography: Mr. Singh is the Co-Founder at Ginger.io, a technology-enabled mental health provider for people with depression and anxiety. Karan currently leads Ginger.io’s clinical operations and strategy. He has extensive experience across the healthcare ecosystem working in management consulting, data analytics, and emerging markets. A leader in the digital health community, Karan is a frequent speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship, healthcare innovation and new models of mental health treatment and delivery. He holds his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan with a fellowship in entrepreneurship from the Legatum Center for Development, and he is currently on hiatus from Harvard Medical School. Karan received his BA and BS in Economics and Business Administration from UC Berkeley.
For more information, see: https://ginger.io/about/
Speaker: Stephan Sanders, BMBS, Ph.D.
Topic: Autism, early detection of Schizophrenia, and recent findings on genetic linkage between Schizophrenia and Autism.
Brief Biography: Dr. Sanders is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine. Dr. Sanders trained as a pediatric physician at Nottingham and London in the UK, receiving his Bachelor of Surgery at Nottingham University Medical School in 2003. He then completed his Ph.D. at Yale in 2014 and took a postdoctoral research position at Yale focusing on using genomics and bioinformatics to understand the etiology of human disease, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dr. Sander’s research has been used to identify multiple ASD genes and is now being used to investigate what these genes reveal about ASD neuropathology to understand the cause of autism.
For more information, see: http://profiles.ucsf.edu/stephan.sanders
4:30 PM Gardens open for self-guided tours. Enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
6:00 PM Presentation space opens. Gather and network with colleagues and friends
6:30 PM All guests seated. Welcome by Chip Huggins, Chief Executive Officer.
Premiere of new Caminar Overview Video. Introduction by Dr. Jake Treskovich, Caminar Medical Director
6:45 PM Presentations begin. Each speaker will present for approximately 20 minutes
7:25 PM Ten minute break
7:35 PM Presentations resume
8:20 PM Question and answer session
9:00 PM Close
Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California is one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century, and is an historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Our guests will have exclusive, after-hours access to the property beginning at 4:30 PM to enjoy the extensive plant collections and explore the Filoli House designed by Willis Polk. Filoli provides a beautiful setting where guests can enjoy beverages and heavy hors-d’oeuvres, and participate in this important conversation about mental illness.
The media spotlight on mental illness, new advances in treatment, and sea-changes in the public’s understanding of mental disorders create a prime opportunity to bring experts into the local conversation. We believe this event will inspire other local and regional responses to the challenges of treating mental illness, and we urge you to get involved by joining our carefully selected group of advocates for the advancement of mental health in the Bay Area. We sincerely hope you will join us in this endeavor.
Basecamp Fitness invites Caminar for Mental Health, our families and friends to join their Miles For Mental Health team to help raise awareness and support, and help fund Caminar's mission of providing people with mental illness the opportunities to live life with dignity and independence.
On Saturday May 21, for each mile biked during a workout in their studios, Basecamp Fitness will donate $1 to Caminar for Mental Health. The more miles, the more money we raise!
Basecamp Fitness is a 35 minute, heart-pumping, muscle-building, fitness experience that builds a healthier YOU! They are a tight knit, supportive community built around building Strong Hearts inside and outside the studio.
It's free to ride with Caminar! Those interested in joining Team Caminar, please contact Joanna Quan at JQuan@caminar.org no later than May 15, 2016 to reserve your bike! The more we ride, the more money we raise! For more information on Basecamp Fitness, click here or follow them on social media by clicking below.
Encourage as many people as you can to sign up and ride!
Please join us at the 5th Cammie Awards — a celebration of our clients’ achievements in wellness and recovery as we “Walk A Mile In Their Shoes” on Friday, May 20th, 2016 at the Foley Cultural Center in Vallejo from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
The Cammie Awards are a celebration of Caminar’s best and most committed clients and supporters. Lunch will be provided. There will be music and door prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information, contact Christopher Kughn at CKughn@Caminar.org.
On Thursday May 19, Caminar’s Peer Counseling class at the College of San Mateo will be holding its annual celebration and graduation of the class of 2015/2016. This event celebrates the commitment, hard work and accomplishments of students wishing to give back while pursuing their own personal growth and development. The wide-ranging curriculum covers topics from recovery and counseling skills to documentation and career development.
This is a significant accomplishment that will be acknowledged on May 19 in the Student Life and Leadership office, Bldg. 17 Room 112 from 11 am to 1 pm. Light refreshments will also be served. Parking permits can be purchased in the student and visitor lots.
Please join us by making your RSVP with Chris Robinson, Dir. Supported Education program at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (650) 574-6472.
We look forward to seeing you!
Caminar’s Wellness Recovery Center clients are presenting original Art showing their inspiration for celebration of Mental Health Month at Vallejo City Hall, 1st Floor Hallway and also in John F. Kennedy Library for month of May. We will be having a ribbon ceremony and reception shortly there after.
Caminar would like to thank the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation for their support and helping us to advocate and meet City of Vallejo staff. This is an effort to give positive visibility for the need and support for mental heath clients in the Solano County and all over the Bay Area.
If you’d like to help us continue to support ALL mental health clients in Solano County, please feel free to contact us via the web at www.caminar.org/donate, donate or call us at (707) 648-8121.
Join Caminar for Mental Health on Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Philz Coffee in San Mateo for Caminar's premiere Art Show exhibiting the work of art therapy program participants. Close to a dozen pieces will be displayed with art instructor and world-renowned photographer Michael Collopy available to talk about Caminar's revolutionary art therapy program.
Sip a cup of Philz and enjoy the impactful and inspiring artwork that is helping Caminar's clients on their road from crisis to independence.
The art therapy program is funded by the generosity of our founding supporter, Aroha Philanthropies. Since its inception, the art therapy program has helped over 100 clients in Caminar's residential treatment programs through six weekly sessions that offer a creative and therapeutic outlet for those in mental health recovery.
Lace up your sneakers and get ready for the first of Caminar's Mental Health Awareness Month events! On May 1, 2016 Caminar will participate in the "Road to Recovery" 5K run/walk in San Francisco. We're looking to assemble a strong team to walk or run the course and have a little fun while promoting recovery and strong bodies and minds.
The Road to Recovery 5K supports the Center for Open Recovery (COR) whose mission champions long-term recovery to end the stigma of addiction. The COR envisions a world where there is freedom from addiction.
It's free to join Team Caminar! Those interested in joining Team Caminar, please contact Joanna Quan at JQuan@caminar.org no later than April 22, 2016.
We'll see you on the course!
We are happy to announce our event was SOLD OUT! We'd like to thank all of Caminar's supporters, donors, sponsors and staff for making the night a huge success!
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All entrees can be served gluten-free. Please choose one and indicate if you would like your meal to be served gluten-free.
Sneak Peak at our Live Auction Items
1. Crime Lab Tour and Lunch with the Sheriff
Calling all CSI, NCIS, and Castle fanatics: have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes of your favorite crime scene investigation TV shows? Now’s your chance! You and three friends will get a full tour of San Mateo’s Crime Lab, where you’ll learn the science behind the forensic team’s examination of evidence from criminal cases. Then, the four of you will enjoy lunch with Sheriff Greg Munks, a member of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office since 1977 and serving as head Sheriff since 2006. Meet this admirable man who has dedicated his entire adult life to keeping your neighborhoods safe through law enforcement! This item is available on a mutually agreeable date.
DONORS: Sheriff Greg Munks and the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office
2. Breakfast and Tour at the San Mateo Fire Department
Fulfill your childhood dream (or your child’s dream) and spend the morning eating a home cooked firehouse breakfast for 10 people with San Mateo County’s highly trained, and extremely motivated fire heroes serving San Mateo County day in and day out! Round out this one-of-a-kind experience with a tour of Station 21, where you’ll see San Mateo’s 100 foot aerial ladder truck up close, which carries heavy rescue equipment and special tools including “the jaws of life.” This is your chance to spend time with men and women who courageously put their lives on the line! This item is available on a mutually agreeable date.
DONOR: San Mateo City Fire Department
3. One-week Stay at a Beautiful Tahoe Vacation Home
Lake Tahoe is what vacation dreams are made of! Treat yourself and the whole family to a one week stay at this stunning lakefront vacation home in Meeks Bay. This six bedroom escape features its own private dock and beach, spacious living and dining areas including a large kitchen and indoor grill, cathedral style ceilings, a wood burning fireplace, an audio/visual center, along with panoramic views of the lake. What are you waiting for? The vacation home sleeps 14 comfortably. Available November 2015 through May 2016 and September 2016 through November 2016, subject to availability.
DONORS: Karen & George McCown
4. Bay Area Sports Fan Package
You and three friends will enjoy Premium Field Club Tickets plus a Pre-Game Field visit to a Giants game here at AT&T Park on a mutually agreeable weeknight in 2016 (exclusions: Opening Day, and the LA Dodgers and Red Sox series). We’ll also throw in a few Giants bobbleheads for your memorabilia collection! Experience a 49er game of your choice at Levi’s Stadium (v. Bengals on 12/20/15, v. Rams on 1/3/16, or during the 2016 season) with four pre-game Field Passes and Club Level tickets and a parking pass. You will also receive an authentic, custom-tailored 49er jersey of your favorite player, plus a visit for two to the sideline for 49ers training camp practice on a mutually agreeable date. That’s not all – join the voice of the 49ers, Ted Robinson, for a pre-game press box visit for one person – a once in a lifetime experience. Stay Faithful, Niner Fans!
DONORS: Ted Robinson, Larry Baer, and Joey Nevin
5. Six-night Stay at Mauna Kea Beach Resort
Say aloha to sun, surf and sand! Enjoy roundtrip airfare on United Airlines to the Big Island of Hawaii for six incredible nights at the recently remodeled Mauna Kea Beach Resort. When you’re not out enjoying the white sand Kauna’oa Beach, Mauna Kea’s gorgeous pools, onsite shopping boutiques, top-rated restaurants and wine bar, a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis club, lavish spa services and 18 holes of championship golf, you can simply relax in your beautiful ocean-view room. Kick back and relax in elegant island style!
DONORS: Mauna Kea Beach Resort and an Anonymous Caminar Board Member
6. Wine and Chocolate Pairing
Join candy business experts Chip and Pam Huggins and Gary Guittard for an afternoon or evening of sweets and treats! You and seven other chocoholics will receive a rare and exclusive tour of the Guittard Chocolate Factory (not open to the public!) with owner Gary Guittard, a chat and book signing with Amy Guittard about her recently released Guittard Chocolate Cookbook, and endless chocolate samples along the way! Finish the day with a chocolate and wine pairing featuring a case of wine from Bill Campbell’s private (and impressive) wine collection that is sure to enlighten the senses and give you to the know-how to throw a wine and chocolate pairing party of your own!
DONORS: Pam & Chip Huggins, Amy & Gary Guittard, and Bill Campbell
7. Michael Collopy Photography and Experience
Enjoy a cocktail party and/or dinner in a private home on the peninsula, or in your own home, for up to 15 people with world renowned portrait photographer Michael Collopy. Michael has captured the most influential figures of our time, including Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis, Mikhail Gorbachev, Paul McCartney, George Clooney, and the Dalai Lama… to name a few. His books feature a wide-ranging and eclectic mix of modern-day peacemakers such as Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, and Elie Wiesel. Enjoy a presentation of his selected works, including some of his latest photographs to be used in his upcoming book, plus two large format framed prints of your choice.
DONOR: Michael Collopy
Heading north from the Peninsula? Beat the north-bound Friday rush and take public transportation! AT&T Park is conveniently located blocks away from the 4th & King Street Caltrain station and a short Uber ride from the Powell Street BART stop. The last southbound train departs from the 4th & King Station at 10:40PM. Click here to view the Caltrain weekday schedule. The Millbrae-bound BART train departs every 20 mins after 8PM with the last train departing at 12:15AM. Click here to view the weekday BART schedule.
For those driving, paid valet parking is available along 3rd Street near the O’Doul Gate Entrance to the stadium. The O’Doul Gate Entrance is just north of parking Lot A, across the 3rd Street Bridge. Take the Mariposa exit from 280 North to approach Valet Parking from the correct direction.
Business Casual – comfortable and festive, like you’re watching a game from the luxury box!
Gentlemen: Slacks and a button-down, no tie.
Ladies: Dress or pants, heels or flats.
Mental illness and suicide -- topics long shrouded in myth, stereotype, and stigma -- are entering a new era of understanding. Caminar is hosting this symposium to inform families and the community of emerging research for early detection, intervention, and treatment of mental health conditions. Through educating parents and the community, early detection of mental health conditions is possible and access to care can prevent tragedy in our own community.
Join us for this compelling discussion about cutting edge research in mental illness. Friends of Caminar contributing to the discussion include:
- Steven Adelsheim, M.D. - Stanford University
- Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D. - UC Berkeley & UC San Francisco
- Manpreet Singh, M.D., M.S. - Stanford University
- Vikaas Sohal, M.D., Ph.D. - UC San Francisco
- Brandon Staglin - IMHRO (One Mind Institute)