Community Health Town Hall Series

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In addition to the development of a local crisis response team, the City of Eureka is proud to present a series of Community Health Town Halls. These events are meant to establish a new space for community members and local organizations to discuss mental health, substance use, homelessness, and other holistic health topics--as well as our community’s response to these topics in Eureka and Humboldt County.

The Town Halls are a moderated open forum environment with a panel of topic-specific professionals in the community. These quarterly sessions host a variety of targeted topics, beginning with Mental Health 101 and covering a broad range of areas such as homelessness, emergency mental health access, adult continuum care, children and juvenile care, how mental health programs interact with local government, developmental and intellectual disabilities, seniors and the physically disabled, and employee mental health in work environments--as well as many more.

All community members are invited to attend these town halls and participate in discussions regarding mental health and the challenges we face as a community in ensuring individuals have access to quality mental health care, substance use response, and housing services. All information relating to each town hall is available at eurekaca.gov/townhall, for community members and interested organizations to review.

This project page is dedicated to continuing the conversations surrounding community health, hosting informational resources for each Town Hall topic, and encouraging collaboration between community members and healthcare organizations within the region.
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In addition to the development of a local crisis response team, the City of Eureka is proud to present a series of Community Health Town Halls. These events are meant to establish a new space for community members and local organizations to discuss mental health, substance use, homelessness, and other holistic health topics--as well as our community’s response to these topics in Eureka and Humboldt County.

The Town Halls are a moderated open forum environment with a panel of topic-specific professionals in the community. These quarterly sessions host a variety of targeted topics, beginning with Mental Health 101 and covering a broad range of areas such as homelessness, emergency mental health access, adult continuum care, children and juvenile care, how mental health programs interact with local government, developmental and intellectual disabilities, seniors and the physically disabled, and employee mental health in work environments--as well as many more.

All community members are invited to attend these town halls and participate in discussions regarding mental health and the challenges we face as a community in ensuring individuals have access to quality mental health care, substance use response, and housing services. All information relating to each town hall is available at eurekaca.gov/townhall, for community members and interested organizations to review.

This project page is dedicated to continuing the conversations surrounding community health, hosting informational resources for each Town Hall topic, and encouraging collaboration between community members and healthcare organizations within the region.
Sign up for project notifications to get the latest information on upcoming town halls, project resources, related community events, and new posts or discussions.

Please be respectful. All derogatory and off-topic items or comments will be removed by the auto-moderator. Review the Talk Eureka website Terms and Conditions and Etiquette and Moderation Policy. These policies are always linked at the bottom of each Talk Eureka webpage.

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  • Town Hall 3: Raising Resilient Children - A Continued Conversation

    8 months ago
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    The third event of the Community Health Town Hall Series took place September 30th, 2023. Today's Mental Health, Tomorrow's Future: Raising Resilient Children was an event designed to engage community discussion surrounding the mental health of children and their development, especially for under-served and at-risk youth. 

    The Town Hall events are designed to promote open discussion and engagement from community members and selected panelists from organizations within the community that work directly with town hall topics. This event's selected panelists included:

    • Laura Ziemer – Foster Youth Advocate and Motivational Speaker
    • Jayme Clark – Eureka Police Department Mental Health Officer for the Community Safety Engagement Team
    • Dr. Virgil Moorehead – Director of Behavioral Health Two Feathers Family Services
    • Martin Stephan – Senior Program Manager Humboldt County Behavioral Health’s Children and Family Services  

    View the full Town Hall session, and check out some of the local resources below!

    Alternatives to Suicide Support Group
    Mondays, 6-7:30pm PST with an extra weekly group through the holiday season Thursdays, 6-7:30pm
     Zoom meeting ID: 160 522 9687 (flyer with QR code attached)

    California START Redwood Coast Program

    CAPS at Cal Poly Humboldt

    0-8+ Mental Health Collaborative

    NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) resources:

    Family to Family Class About Mental Health: 8 session class in Eureka, 6:30-9pm beginning Wednesday, October 4th very soon! Call or text Marcia to register: 707-362-1320 or email xmarcia@icloud.com

    Multicultural Symposium, Saturday November 4th 10am-3pm at Warfinger Center, 1 Marina Way, Eureka CA
    registration is free, and lunch will be provided. Register at Eventbrite.com or by email matilda@namica.org  (flyer with registration QR code attached)


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  • Town Hall 1: Mental Health 101

    8 months ago
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    Continue the discussion of mental health within our community here. 

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  • Town Hall 2: Dynamics of the Unhoused

    8 months ago
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    Continue the discussion on houselessness within our community here.

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  • Town Hall 4: Substance Use Disorders, the Longest Pandemic

    7 months ago
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    If you are experiencing issues relating to substance use, please call the crisis line at 855-765-9703 for immediate assistance. To learn more about available support for substance use recovery, visit the department of health and human services for a broader list of resources.

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