A Message from Executive Director, Gabriel Rogin

NBRC Executive Director’s Statement to Board of Directors – June 3rd, 2020

It’s important to acknowledge that our community, and our country, are in turmoil right now.  We’ve all seen the news around the protests and calls for action centered on police brutality.  Many in our community, especially our Black and African American community members, are experiencing extreme forms of trauma on a repeated basis.  Many people are mentally and spiritually exhausted and justifiably very angry.

NBRC has been, and continues to be, committed to cultural competency.  As such, we value diversity and equity and strongly condemn any form of racism or discrimination.  Our hearts go out to all those in pain during this extremely challenging time.  We stand in solidarity with those standing for justice.

I spoke with a very smart, courageous member of our staff yesterday.  She reminded me that “when things get messy” it’s especially important for leaders to speak.  She also reminded me of an important quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. “Our lives begin to end when we become silent about things that matter.”

I know that my words today will not solve anything but NBRC will not be silent.

Sincerely,

Gabriel Rogin, Executive Director

 

HCBS Self-Assessment Change – DUE 6/30/20

3/20/2020

Hello NBRC vendors,

Providers of the below identified service codes are required to complete an HCBS self-assessment. The original deadline for completion was 3/31/20.

Given the current circumstances, DDS has extended the due date for HCBS self-assessments to June 30, 2020.

DDS Directive on Requirements Waived due to COVID-19 and Additional Guidance 3-18-20

Residential: 096, 113, 904, 905, 910, 915, 920

Day Programs: 028, 055, 063, 475, 505, 510, 515, 855

Employment Programs: 950, 954

 

If a representative from your agency has not already received an email with login information, please go to the self-assessment website using the link below, and click on “Need an account”. This will allow your agency to register and access the required self-assessment.

https://www.evoconscreening.com/dds/vendors/login.php

Please reach out to me directly with any questions.

Thank you!

Ashley

Ashley McConnell

Federal Revenue Programs Supervisor

North Bay Regional Center

610 Airpark Rd. Napa, Ca. 94558

Direct: (707) 256-1294

http://nbrc.net/

Hygiene Supply Needs/Sources

3/20/2020

Dear service providers,

Thanks a million to the programs who have stepped up with supplies to donate- you rock!!!  Thanks, also, to those who are reaching out when supplies are running short!

I’ll add a plea for other volunteers to donate supplies, if you are going to be funded through this crisis and have no need of them, whether at your office or facility.  If you have shipments scheduled, please keep the supplies coming rather than canceling the order, if you can afford it.

Can I ask a favor of everyone, to speed up the process of making connections between you?  Please email me (don’t call) me the following info:

Homes running short:

  1. What is needed, in what quantity for a week

  2. Include sizes for anything that has a size, and any specifics such as allergy needs, etc.

  3. Contact name and info

  4. Address

  5. Name of someone who has availability for doing a pick-up (if any) and time frame

Programs with supplies to donate:

  1. What you have available

  2. Include sizes and amounts

  3. Contact name and info

  4. Address

  5. Name of someone who has availability to deliver (if any) and time frame

Please send updates if availability of supplies changes.  For example, if you are lucky enough to receive a shipment and then have additional supplies to share!

With deep appreciation of our supportive community,

Maura

mauram@nbrc.net

Maura McDonough, M.A.

Quality Assurance Supervisor

North Bay Regional Center

707-256-1209

Send SIRs to: SIR@nbrc.net

CLICK HERE for NBRC Office Closure and Contact Information

3/18/2020, 4/6/2020 – update

Dear NBRC Community,

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC) remains available to support you during this extremely challenging time.  Here is the current status of our offices:

  • Due to the current shelter in place orders in Sonoma, Solano, and Napa Counties, our offices are no longer open to the public until further notice.  However, our staff are working remotely and can be contacted by phone or email.

Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of those we serve and make sure that essential services continue.  If you have questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (707) 256-1100 in Napa and Solano Counties or (707) 569-2000 in Sonoma County. If you have an urgent need outside of office hours, please call (800) 884-1594.

Thank you and take care,

Gabriel Rogin, Executive Director

North Bay Regional Center

 

For contact information of staff in both offices, click here

COVID 19 Resources

Please see the flyers below for information in English, Spanish, and Tagalog on taking care during the COVID 19 outbreak:

English

Spanish

Tagalog

Please refer to the recommendations of the CA Department of Public Health and the CDC for the latest guidelines:

 

 

Small Focus Group Volunteers Needed – End of Life Planning

SMALL FOCUS GROUP – END OF LIFE PLANNING

NBRC is looking for volunteers to be a part of a small focus group to discuss end of life planning and related issues.

  • Have you given some thought to end of life planning?
  • Have you thought through an advanced directive?
  • Do you want to talk through these issues with a small group? Your participation is critical in developing sound guidance to help us all navigate, plan and assist our population through this chapter of life in the future.
    • The commitment is very time limited.
      • The focus group plans to have two, 2-hour sessions held at the North Bay Regional Center Napa office – 610 Airpark Road, Napa Ca, 94558
      • Meetings will start by next week, 1/13/2020
    • We encourage participation from under-represented groups, including ethnic and religious minorities.

Dr. Mahajan is a part of a larger group of Regional Center clinicians who are working to formulate recommendations that will be submitted to Regional Center Executive Directors and eventually to DDS.

Please e-mail Dr. Mahajan directly, gmahajan@nbrc.net, with names and/or if you are interested in participating in this very important process.

Thank you.

PSPS Update and Community Resource Centers Napa, Sonoma and Solano Counties

Napa County Community Resource Centers – PG&E will be standing up Community Resource Centers which they staff.  PG&E notes that the following services are available at CRC’s: charging stations, snacks (non-perishable), ice, blankets, heat, restroom facilities and water.

–        Mount St Helena Golf Course, 2025 Grant St., Calistoga – 8AM to 8PM

–        St Helena Catholic School, 1255 Oak Ave., St. Helena – 8AM to 8PM

Charging Stations

Napa County:

The County has arranged for four charging stations which are primarily for charging devices.  Other services are typically not offered, but restroom facilities are available.

–        Lake Berryessa Senior Center (4380 Spanish Flat Loop Road, Napa) – 8AM to 5PM

–        Napa County Library  (580 Coombs St., Napa) 10AM to 9PM

–        Yountville Library (6516 Washington St, Yountville) – 8AM to 6PM

–        Yountville Community Center (6516 Washington St, Yountville) 8AM to 6PM

Visit the Napa County webpage http://arcg.is/1iOKKD to view PSPS outage zones and for information on local CRCs and Charging Centers locations and hours.

Solano County:

S&S Supply

2700 Maxwell Way

Fairfield, CA 94534

Hours: 8am-8pm

 

Lowe’s

1751 E Monte Vista Ave

Vacaville, CA 95688

Hours: 8am-8pm

 

Sonoma County

Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds

1 Citrus Fair Drive

Cloverdale, CA 95425

Hours: 8am-8pm

 

Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building

1351 Maple Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Hours: 8am-8pm

 

Olsen Ranch House

37600 Highway 1

Sea Ranch, CA 95412

Hours: 8am-8pm

 

Hanna Boys Center

17000 Arnold Drive

Sonoma, CA 95476

Hours: 8am-8pm