Come join us in our Back to School Resource Fair with Biblioteca Latinoamericana on 8/13/19 from 11am-4pm at 921 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95110. There will be giveaways for children on behalf of the Gardner Health Services FRC for the first families who show up and FREE community resources.
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Our very own, Michael Danner, MSW, LCSW, Program Supervisor, Differential Response Program and Bernadette Martinez, MSW, LCSW, Program Manager, Family and Children Division will be presenting at the 2019 International Conference on Innovations in Family Engagement. Wed., 11/20/19 4:05 pm – 4:45 pm session Together we will look at strengths, challenges, and strategies so that everyone leaves with something to take back and utilize when
Dear Community, It is a pleasure to inform you with very important and exciting news! On March 12th, 2019, the Gardner Board of Directors voted to consolidate Gardner Family Health Network, Inc. (GFHN) and Gardner Family Care Corporation (GFCC). As of July 1, 2019, we have officially merged GFCC into GFHN, DBA Gardner Health Services. In essence, the parent organization GFHN has absorbed the subsidiary corporation GFCC and thus will operate as
Have you ever experienced what it feels like to not belong somewhere? Not belonging to anyone or anywhere defined my entire childhood and young adult life. I grew up in foster care, with a father who was incarcerated and a mother who was severely mentally ill. One of the most damaging consequences of being a child who grows up belonging to no one except for systems is what it did to my developing sense of worth and value as a human. The
As Gardner Health Services celebrates its 50th anniversary, it’s important to remember those employees who were instrumental in Gardner’s longevity. The organization grew like a tree from concrete to become the largest healthcare safety net in the County of Santa Clara. Norma Avalos is one of those employees who has kept Gardner rooted over the years. She first joined Gardner 32 years ago and ever since she has embodied the grit and determination
Dr. Valencia hasn’t forgotten his journey as a child, having newly arrived from Mexico, to now leading one of Santa Clara County’s largest mental health service programs. Miguel, or Dr. V as he is affectionately called by his staff, remembers what it is like to leave a familiar home behind and the fear and confusion of coming to a new life in a different country with a different language. Like many of Gardner’s clients and patients, he is a first
In the early days of the Alviso Health Center, the patients would often bring freshly harvested crops to share with the clinic's staff. Many of these patients were seasonal laborers who had little or no experience accessing medical care for themselves or their families. Like pioneers of healthcare navigation, staff members would assist the patients through the process. On the first floor of the Alviso Health Center, in the billing department, you
Today, no other place is as synonymous with innovation as Silicon Valley. The region is home to the most influential and successful tech companies in the world. Their impact is felt at work, at home, and in our social lives. The same could be said of community organizations, such as Gardner Health Services (GHS) in San Jose, CA. The story of GHS is just as innovative, impactful, and dramatic as the history of any tech company we may have read
In the 1940s, the City of San Jose began a dramatic shift from agriculture to industrialization, at great cost for working-class communities. At the time, San Jose was globally recognized for its fruit exports, thanks to neighborhoods such as Gardner, which housed fruit companies and employees alike. However, Gardner became the poorest district in San Jose as economic expansion took place elsewhere. Faced with an unresponsive city