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Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Health Care Reform

In March 2010, President Obama signed into law historic health care reform legislation that will extend insurance to currently uninsured and under-insured Americans. The legislation supports previous legislation requiring that substance use disorders and mental illness benefits are on par with those for medical illnesses. These new policies will dramatically...

May Your Future Be Merry and Bright

In some respects, things are slowing down around here and in others, there is a lot going on. Our staff recognizes how difficult this time of year can be for the moms in Project Pride who don't have custody of their children (yet), the homeless who are dealing with very...

Season of Gratitude

Traveling around the agency this week, I was struck by how all of the departments were gearing up for the fall holidays. A program manager in our Day Treatment program had sent out an email arranging donations for warm clothing and holiday gift basket items. Upstairs, staff in Health Services...

Celebrating Staff and Those We Serve

Last Friday, EBCRP took over the lanes at Albany Bowl. It was so refreshing to see the mingling between staff and those we are so fortunate to serve. The women from Project Pride were boogieing down to the disco music, sometimes with their babies attached in a sling! The smiles...

Happy Halloween

This time of year is especially fun, and the loving staff at Project Pride have outdone themselves this year.  Ms. Sandra Ruff wrote and "directed" a play involving the moms and children in the Project Pride.  After the play, families were invited out to a real pumpkin patch.  Watching the...

Alameda County Resource Guide Event

EBCRP will be attending the upcoming Alameda County resource guide event. As a community based organization who serves low income families and individuals, we hope to see other agencies that we may refer clients to. This is event will be held at the San Leandro Marina Community Center at 15301 Wicks Blvd., the 22nd...

Homeless Connect Health Fair

On Thursday, October 21st, Berkeley Food & Housing Project is holding a Health Fair.  Folks will have an opportunity to get FREE health and wellness services, including flu shots, blood pressure screenings, foot washing and much more. The event is at 2362 Bancroft Way in Berkeley from noon to four PM....

Thank you Bank of America

United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways out of poverty for the most vulnerable in our community. They connected us with Bank of America employee volunteers who helped beautify living spaces for the women and children of Project Pride.  The volunteers moved around furniture,...

PREP – Educational Presentations Available

PREP (Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis)  is currently scheduling free educational presentations that cover useful information about recognizing early warning signs of psychosis. For more information, or to schedule a presentation, please call 510-697-7737....

ADP Conference is in Sacramento this year

The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs is having its annual conference in Sacramento on October 12-14, 2010. On  Wednesday, October 13th from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm EBCRP's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Zweben will present a workshop on Effective Treatment for Women. For more information on this event, please visit...

Tai Chi & Qigong at CSAM Conference

Are you registered for the upcoming CSAM Conference? Come join us on Friday October 29 and Saturday October 30th, poolside, for an introduction to Tai Chi and Qigong presented by EBCRP's very own, Leora Myers, RN. Call 510-446-7116 if you have any questions....

PREP Alameda is looking for clients

PREP, a new collaboration in Alameda County, is looking for clients. PREP's mission is to transform the treatment of psychosis by intervening early and delivering effective treatment. They assist youth and young adults, ages 16-24, which have experienced a recent onset of psychosis. What is psychosis? Early warning signs include...

PPW (Parenting and pregnant women)

Parenting and Pregnant Women (PPW) is a new program that is part of Project Pride and offers families enhanced services that focus on building safe support networks, job readiness and improving communication. Our supportive environment gives families a second chance to do things better, have a healthier life and be role...

Congratulations Dr. Zweben

On May 26th, our very own Executive Director, Dr. Joan E. Zweben, received the 2010 CADPAAC Treatment and Recovery award. Dr. Zweben is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division on...