Pre Vendor Workshop Offered at NBRC!

Wednesday, May 16th

10-12pm

If you are interested in becoming a vendor with North Bay Regional Center (NBRC), come to a our pre- vendor workshop to gain insight of what’s involved and what to expect as vendor at NBRC.

More information:

Pre Vendor Workshop Flyer

 

Solano County Transition Information Fair

This event continues to grow and we expect it to be a great success in 2018!

Date:​​  March 20, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time:​​  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Place:​​  Solano County Office of Education
​​5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield (across the street from Costco)

Solano County hosts resource fair and website launch for people with disabilities

 

A Disabilities Resource Fair is planned for next Thursday, March 15 in Solano County, in observance of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, county officials announced.

Solano County Health and Social Services, in partnership with the DisABILITY Planning Group, will host the event from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the County Events Center, 601 Texas Street in Fairfield. This event is free and open to the public, they said.

At the resource fair, the County will unveil the SolanoCares.org – Disabilities website, an online hub of resources, services, health topics and events designed specifically for Solano residents with disabilities.

“Like its sister site SolanoCares4Seniors.org, this one-stop resource website provides people with disabilities, their family members, caregivers, and health care professionals a means to easily look up disability-related information,” officials said.

The site’s key features include a comprehensive service directory of local, state and national resources, community calendar, learning center, nationwide news stories and health library, they said.

“The website aims to empower people with disabilities by providing them a streamlined platform to find resources in an easy-to-read format,” officials said. “SolanoCares.org is ADA-compliant and available in multiple languages.”

Following the launch, guests are welcome to explore the website through multiple demo stations, event organizers said. Attendees can also learn about more than 20 organizations that cater to those with disabilities, including support and advocacy groups, transportation services, nonprofit agencies and government programs, they said.

“Finding resources can be challenging, and even more so if you have a disability,” Solano County Health Officer Bela Matyas said. “Our goal is to make it simpler for those with disabilities to find services that best meet their needs. The resource fair gives them the opportunity to learn about services available to them in the community and the website stores information about all these services in one convenient place which can be accesses anytime and anywhere.”

Light refreshments will be served.

To RSVP, register by Wednesday, March 14, at, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/solanocaresorg-disabilities-website-launch-resource-fair-tickets-43450881757

For more information about the Disabilities Resource Fair and website launch event, contact Shai Davis, Senior Health Education Specialist at (707) 784-8679 and KBDavis@SolanoCounty.com.

 

NBRC has released the first Request for Proposals (RFP) cycle for 2018!

NBRC has been approved by DDS to award startup funds for the following projects:

  1. Housing Development Project
  2.  Community Integration Day Program (Site Based)

*The RFP is open from February 16th through March 16th, 2018. For more information and details about the RFP please visit:

http://nbrc.net/service-providers/resource-needs-requests-for-proposals/

Purchase of Service (POS) Disparity Community Meetings for 2018

Join NBRC for a Town Hall Meeting at ParentsCAN in Napa and Cook Middle School in Santa Rosa.

We realize cultural and language barriers may impact your ability to access and utilize services- we would like public comment on our proposal for additional funding to address these disparities.

Fri, 2/16 6-8 pm ParentsCAN, 1909 Jefferson St, Napa

Wed, 2/21 10-12 ParentsCAN, 1909 Jefferson St, Napa

Wed, 3/7 9:30-11:30 Cook Middle School, 2480 Sebastopol Rd #27, Santa Rosa

Spanish Interpretation and Refreshments Provided!

NBRC-Expenditures-Report-2017

 

Please RSVP to: Kimberly Soeiro 707-256-1102 or kimberlys@nbrc.net

SCDD: Program Development Grant Cycle 41 Proposals DUE March 6th!

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)

has announced Requests for Proposals!

One or more Program Development Grants in each Regional Office area

will be awarded up to $20,000 per area

Interested parties, please go to www.scdd.ca.gov for information and instructions on the PDG Cycle 41 Request for Proposals and for more information on the SCDD State Plan Goals.

Proposals must relate to one or more SCDD State Plan Goals:

  • Goal 1: Self-Advocacy
  • Goal 2: Employment
  • Goal 3: Housing
  • Goal 4: Health and Safety
  • Goal 5: Early Intervention, Education, Transition & Post-Secondary Education
  • Goal 6: Formal & Informal Community Supports

SAVE the DATE:

 

February 6, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The State Council on Developmental Disabilities will host and record a non-mandatory pre-bidders conference call to review the RFP and address questions.

Call in number:  1-800-839-9416  –  Pin number: 861-0332

Statement from NBRC on the Wine Country Fires

STATEMENT FROM NORTH BAY REGIONAL CENTER ON THE WINE COUNTRY FIRES

In the aftermath of one of the most destructive, damaging and expensive fires in our state’s history, North Bay Regional Center would be remiss in not acknowledging the tireless efforts of our fire fighters, first responders and other emergency and public safety personnel. Their efforts helped ensure the health and safety of some of the most vulnerable people we serve in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

In addition to those in public service, we also appreciate the efforts of North Bay service provider community, staff from Sonoma Developmental Center and other direct support professionals who worked tirelessly around the clock to help with evacuation and placement of those residing in both the community and at Sonoma Developmental Center. Thanks to these joint efforts, along with strong support from the California Health and Human Services Agency and Department of Developmental Services, as the fires raged on we were collectively moving people quickly and safely into facilities and locations where they received ongoing and continuous medical and rehabilitative support.

Regarding the direct impact to North Bay Regional Center, we are happy to report that out of the over 9,000 people we serve in our three counties, we have received notification of only loss of one life due to natural causes in the transition. Outside of the one person served, all others are safe and accounted for. Out of those we serve, 23 people lost their homes, a majority of them from the Santa Rosa area. Of our 225 NBRC staff, we had no major injuries or loss of life, but sad to report that two employees and three of our NBRC volunteer board members lost their homes. Among our service providers, we are happy to share there was no loss of life or vendor structures (care homes, day program sites, etc.)

At this time, the state and local jurisdictions are still in the process of tabulating property damage and losses. To date, reported statistics have 14,000 residential homes destroyed or partially destroyed, 728 commercial properties destroyed and estimated financial loss totaling over $9 bilion in the over 210,000 acres burned. For regular updates on the Wine Country fires and other information about NBRC, please subscribe to our updates and follow us on Facebook.

We remain committed to the lives of people with developmental disabilities and the recovery of our region. There will be much rebuilding and growth that will rise from the ashes of this recent tragedy, but in the meantime we have work to do. We have 23 people served and many others who were indirectly impacted by the fires who need permanent, stable housing again and replacement of their personal care items.

Please direct any financial donations and tax-deductible gifts towards “Friends of North Bay Regional Center” a private, 501(c)3 organization supporting direct assistance to people with developmental disabilities in Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

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