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Seeking to improve access to quality end-of-life care, CHAPCA educates patients, families, and healthcare professionals about hospice and palliative care.

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Food Insecurity Gap Remains Despite Efforts

According to a new report, 29.4% of adults and 12% of children in San Benito County are experiencing food insecurity. The report, presented at the Community Foundation Epicenter, states food assistance in San Benito County has increased during 2019-20.

(Sept. 22, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report
Emergency Responders Say Fentanyl Overdoses Are Rising

Drug overdoses are a growing epidemic not only nationwide but also in San Benito County. As of Aug. 14, ambulance personnel have responded to 42 calls for overdose.

(Sept. 2, 2022) → Read the full Benito Link report

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Image caption: Help is available for people who feel like they’re falling apart.
Finding Peace of Mind

Feeling stressed? Confused? Or just a little blue? Help is just a phone call away for residents of San Benito County.


Image caption: The California mental health crisis is tied to both homelessness and rising crime.
California’s Mental Health Crisis: How We Got Here

How the California mental health crisis emerged out of the state’s history of deinstitutionalization and laws designed to protect the mentally ill, as well as the communities around them.


Image caption: How much is too much? There’s no simple answer, but here are some questions to ponder.
Six Steps to Mindful Drinking

Thinking about making a change in your relationship to drugs and alcohol? Here are some things to consider.


Image caption: Drug cartels are using a method called P2P to produce meth that is “cheap, potent and relentless.”
Nightmare After Dreamland

Sam Quinones, whose last book dealt with the opioid epidemic, talks to the LA Times about his new work on the twin perils of fentanyl and meth.


Image caption: California will soon be getting a new hotline number as an alternative to 911 for mental health crises.
988, the New Mental Health Emergency Number, Explained

California will soon add a new emergency hotline service with the number 988. Here’s the story behind that new service, and the original 911 number.

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