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Youth Summit on July 23

Youth Summit is coming to River City Church on July 23, 2024

The annual Youth Summit is a remarkable event that brings together young people, ages 14 to 24, from the community for an afternoon of learning, connection, and celebration.

Hosted by the Columbia River Mental Health Services Options Youth Program, the Youth Summit addresses current topics relevant to young people, such as healthy relationships and health & nutrition. The event offers engaging activities and informative sessions, plus it provides a platform for participants to interact with various organizations and explore vendor tables offering valuable resources.

Join us Tuesday, July 23th, from 11am to 4pm

River City Church 2400 E 4th Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661
The event is free, with lunch provided, and you’ll have an opportunity to win prizes.
 
RSVP for the Youth Summit today! To RSVP, email Arianna Suarez at AriannaS@crmhs.org.

 

Join us for Courageous Conversations: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health, presented by NAACP Vancouver. Featuring a candid conversation with Antonio Salazar-Hobson, renowned author, lawyer, and mental health advocate. Snacks and drinks are available at reception.

Friday, October 25, 2024

Doors Open at 12:30 p.m. Program at 1:00 p.m.
Book Signing and Reception at 2:00 p.m.

Clark College: Gaiser Hall

1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663

Tickets: Free (suggested donation of $20)

About Antonio Salazar-Hobson

Antonio Salazar-Hobson was the 11th of 14 migrant farmworker children born in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents worked the national picking circuit for forty years. At age 4, he was kidnapped by a childless, middle-aged white couple and was trafficked until the age of 10.

As a teenager, Antonio met Cesar Chavez and was taken under his wing, a miracle which helped define his life. Antonio worked with Cesar over the next two decades. Antonio got a master’s from Stanford in Latin American Studies as a Danforth Fellow, and then went on to graduate law school from ​​UC Davis Law School, and became a labor lawyer, working with the United Farmworkers and large international unions for the past 30 years. Antonio has represented Native Americans from California to the Sioux Nation for more than two decades, both Indian tribes and individuals, including Emmy award winning filmmakers, renowned authors and professors.

Antonio represented the Communications Workers of America for several years as the District 9 counsel (California, Nevada and Hawaii) and represented the CWA in national cases with much success. He has now spent 40 years representing labor coalitions for the United Farmworkers, and continues to be a leading force in any labor issues. Antonio was also Controller of the California Democratic Party for 8 years, increasing their donation rate by millions of dollars.

He is the author of the memoir, Antonio, We Know You, which is titled after a key moment with Cesar Chavez as he confirmed his belief in Antonio’s commitment to La Raza labor struggles.

Antonio’s memoir will be handed out to guests at the event!

Antonio Salazar-Hobson smiles as he holds his memoir, "Antonio, We Know You."
Presenting Sponsor
NAACP Vancouver Branch
Gold Sponsor
Wellpoint
Community Sponsor
Periodontal Concepts

Previous Events

Thank you for joining the 2024 Spring Gala!

It was an entertaining night of fun and festivities at our Spring Gala on May 3, 2024, at Hilton Vancouver.

We auctioned off some adventurous trips, experiences, and exciting items during the Spring Gala.

At the event, we had a Silent Auction and a Raffle, as well as a Live Auction.

If you would like to become a sponsor at a future event, or have any questions about the Spring Gala or the upcoming Courageous Conversations event, please contact Chief Marketing & Development Officer Christopher Cone at ChrisC@crmhs.org.

Our 2024 Spring Gala was the largest gathering of behavioral health advocates in Southwest Washington.

A wide-angle view of the largest gathering of behavioral health advocates in Southwest Washington at the CRMHS Spring Gala.

Thank you to the Spring Gala attendees and sponsors for your generosity and support! With your help, people in crisis receive mental health counseling and addiction treatment. Your support changes lives!

 

Gold Sponsors

TwinStar Credit UnionThe Vancouver Clinic

Silver Sponsors

Legacy HealthMolina Healthcare of WARainier SpringsRiverview Vank 2024 logoVanda Health

Bronze Sponsors

Aegis Sciences Alaska Airlines Brown & Brown Insurance Carelon Behavioral Health  Clark Public Utilities Columbia Credit Union Community Health Plan of Washington  Community Roots Collaborative Davidson & Associates The Equipment Butler Evergreen Memorial Gardens Grand Canyon University logo Landerholm NAACP Vancouver Branch OneDigital OnPoint Credit Union Pacific Northwest Fundraising Providence Health & Services The Salvation Army Advisory Board Vancouver Housing Authority Waste Connections

Media Sponsor

The Columbian newspaper of Washington

Thank you for attending our Fall fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who attended Courageous Conversations: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health, presented by NAACP Vancouver.

This important event featured a candid conversation with Mercedes White Calf, member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and Southwest Washington advocacy coordinator at the Native American Youth and Family Center.

Courageous Conversations: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health, presented by NAACP Vancouver. Event details for November 17, 2023 luncheon.

About Mercedes White Calf:

Mercedes White Calf is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and serves as Southwest Washington advocacy coordinator at the Native American Youth and Family Center. Mercedes’ work focuses on Washington’s most vulnerable communities by fostering change at local, state and federal legislative levels. She credits years of suffering from untreated mental health conditions, addiction and homelessness with developing her passion for social justice.

Mercedes White Calf, speaker at Courageous Conversations: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Health, presented by NAACP Vancouver. Event details for November 17, 2023 luncheon.Mercedes has worked to create avenues and opportunities for others like her, despite facing myriad barriers every day as a bi-racial woman. Her belief is that our communities are powerful and creative; they can create change for generations to come.

Thank you to Courageous Conversations attendees and sponsors for your generosity and support! With your help, people in crisis receive mental health counseling and addiction treatment. Your support changes lives!

Presenting Sponsor

NAACP Vancouver Branch

Platinum Sponsors

Amerigroup Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

Gold Sponsor

Vancouver Housing Authority

Silver Sponsors

Carelon healthcare system Community Roots Collaborative Molina Healthcare of WA

Bronze Sponsors

Adaptive Equity Leadership Institute Council for the Homeless Educational Opportunities for Children & Families (EOCF): connect, empower, transform HAPO Community Credit Union Heritage Bank logo of a blue tree silhouette NAYA Action fund logo Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health YWCA Clark County logo: eliminating racism, empowering women

Venue Sponsor

Hilton Hotel & Resorts

Thank you for attending our Spring fundraiser

The annual Butterfly Ball supports Southwest Washington’s oldest behavioral health organization.

Columbia River Mental Health Services held its annual spring fundraiser, the Butterfly Ball, on Friday, May 19, 2023 at ilani Casino in Ridgefield, WA.

About the Event:
Butterfly Ball, an evening to support Columbia River Mental Health Services, was a night of fun with friends, a delicious dinner, and an inspiring program full of hope.

Just like butterflies, CRMHS clients experience life-changing transformations when they receive our services for behavioral health and addiction recovery.

We shared some of their stories, and celebrated the work we do in the community thanks to the support of partners like you.

If you have any questions, please contact Chief Marketing & Development Officer Christopher Cone at ChrisC@crmhs.org.

Thank you to attendees, donors, and sponsors for your generosity and support! With your help, people in crisis receive mental health counseling and addiction treatment. Your support changes lives!

 

Gold Sponsors

Visit our fantastic sponsor Hi-School Pharmacy at https://hi-schoolpharmacy.com/NAACP Vancouver Branchlogo of Riverview BankTwinStar Credit UnionThe Vancouver Clinic

 

Silver Sponsors

Logo of Community Health Plan of Washington (CHPW): The Power of Communityilani casinoMolina healthcareWaste Connections of Washington

Bronze Sponsors

Aegis Sciences Corporation: helping Clinicians Make Better DecisionsAirfield Estates logo with a propeller planeAlaska AirlinesCFM AdvocatesColumbia Credit UnionCommunity Roots CollaborativeCouve's Customs (detailing)Evergreen Memorial GardensGreat Wolf Lodge logoMutual of America Financial GroupPacific Northwest FundraisingProvidence Health & ServicesRainier Springs: There's Hope. There's Help.

An orange, black, and white butterfly clings to a branch, in front of a cloudy blue sky and orange horizon, as the sun sets. Photo by Nupo Deyon Daniel, via Unsplash.
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