News & Announcements
Court Gives Healthcare District a Financial Lifeline, Raising Concerns for San Leandro Hospital
I will soon propose a plan that will bring more than $20 million to San Leandro Hospital over the next five years. Click on the link for details.
SUPERVISOR WILMA CHAN DONATES $100,000 TO HELP FEED OAKLAND'S MOST VULNERABLE SENIORS(371KB)
The demand for home-delivered meals by seniors continues to grow at an alarming rate. In just the last nine months, the number of Oakland seniors requesting assistance has nearly doubled, from 650 to 1,200. Demand is also increasing in central Alameda County as the senior population continues to grow.
My donation will allow SOS/Meals on Wheels to continue providing hot, nutritious meals to more than a thousand homebound senior citizens in Oakland.
My support for SOS/Meals on Wheels is an extension of my ALL IN TO END HUNGER 2020 campaign, which aims to ensure that everyone in Alameda County has access to nutritious food and knows where their next meal is coming from (www.acgov.org/allin).
Government, Education, and Business Leaders Plan Career Pathways for Alameda Youth
The effort to provide career training opportunities for Alameda youth is an extension of my "ALL IN - Alameda County" initiative, which seeks to end poverty through education and workforce development. You can learn more about "ALL IN - Alameda County / The New War on Poverty" at www.acgov.org/allin.
Alameda County launches program to end hunger by 2020
The All In to End Hunger 2020 initiative started Wednesday in an East Oakland food bank warehouse, as Supervisor Wilma Chan declared "a new war on poverty."
"We're creating something bigger than ourselves with this collaboration," Chan said. "Our partners, private donors, businesses and county agencies are all coming together... to meet the challenge of ending hunger." Learn more at: www.acgov.org/allin
Laura's Law is the humane solution for Alameda County
Every 48 minutes someone in Alameda County is placed in a costly emergency psychiatric evaluation because he or she has been deemed a danger to himself or herself or others. This is the highest rate in the state of California.
It's time that we listen to those families who have a loved one with serious mental illness. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors needs to follow the lead of these other California counties and adopt Laura's Law. It is the only humane solution.