Monthly Archives: May 2015

Red Cross Needs Volunteers for U.S. Disasters

You have seen the news and know there are several terrible disasters occurring across the United States.  

As positions open we expect the need to support our fellow Red Cross communities in the next few days.  Having said that, please let us know your availability.   

 Following are the simple steps to help us help you help ..Read More…

Guest Commentary: Banks Must Stop Charging Welfare-Related Transaction Fees

By Anna Salamone, Oakland Tribune My Word © 2015 Bay Area News Group


Last year, banks skimmed an estimated $19 million from California’s welfare system, according to a study by the California Reinvestment Coalition. This profit came directly from the pockets of California’s poorest families, who rely on their welfare benefits ..Read More…

FROM THE PRESIDENT: May Is Mental Health Month

By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

This year — 2015 — marks the 63rd Anniversary of Mental Health Month.

Social workers are the largest group of clinically trained mental health providers in the United States. (Newhall & Korr, 2004: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2006. Social Work Speaks, 10th ..Read More…