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Celebrate Chinese New Year!
Hume Center once again presents a musical Lunchtime Cultural Celebration, this time to celebrate Chinese New Years. Please join us over Zoom on Friday from 12:30pm to 1pm for a very exciting and unique treat! Yi-Wei Chiu, who is in his fourth year of training at The Hume Center, will be playing the Guqin.

Yi-Wei is close to completing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University and is currently providing psychotherapy in Hume's Concord Outpatient program. The Guqin, 古琴, is a 7-strings traditional Chinese instrument. Its history can be traced back to the 1st century. This instrument is one of the earliest known musical instruments in China. It plays a very important role in Chinese academic culture and was favored by scholars. In the past, only well-educated students would have had a chance to learn this instrument, and as such it was known as the instrument of the sages.

In the 1950s, there were only 100 people who knew how to play this instrument. Yi-Wei started learning Guqin in 2002 when there were only around 500 people who could play it. When he was attending a large university in Taiwan, he was the only student there able to play. The Guqin is therefore a very uncommon but very important instrument in Chinese culture and Yi-Wei is excited to share this talent as a celebration of Chinese New Year.

So please join us on Zoom on Friday, February 12, from 12:30 to 1pm! Feel free to join with your camera on or off or join by phone.

Please join our Zoom Meeting by clicking here or by calling 669 900 9128 and entering Meeting ID: 924 9234 6268. 
To join this event, click this link: or enter Meeting ID: 923 6050 3994
Vaccine Rollout Expanding But Many Need Help to Sign Up
Now is the time to reach out to your loved ones, your neighbors, and to those without technology, and help them sign up for the vaccine. Registration can be found at or you can call the hotline at 1-833-422-4255 (M-F 8AM-8PM, Sa-Su 8AM-5PM)
COVID-19 Scam Alerts from California Health Advocates
Please see the information below regarding vaccine scams. In addition, below are links to the Scam Alert flier in multiple languages. 

Community Partner Spotlight:
Family Justice Center and Narika have partnered to offer this crucial support group.
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View Home Match's shared living listings online by clicking here.
Winter Nights Safe Park Program Opens
The Winter Nights Safe Park Program is now open for families, singles and couples living in their cars. The location is in Pittsburg and the hours of operations are from 8pm - 6am daily through April 30. The program can accept 6-8 cars and unfortunately cannot allow RVs at this time. The program will include breakfast, overnight bathroom access, shower access at another site on set days and light snacks in the evenings.
Potential participants can call or text Bill Shaw at (925) 435-2074.
Ending Homelessness
The National Alliance to end Homelessness will hold its virtual conference in March. Register here.
Community Partner Spotlight:
Putnam Clubhouse Becomes a Teenager as it Celebrates its 13th Anniversary!
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Contra Costa Crisis Center
Every year, National 211 Day is celebrated on February 11, to recognize the more than 200 211s located throughout the United States and to increase awareness of this vital service that connects people with essential health and human services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Used by millions of people every day, 211 offers access to free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling; disaster assistance; food, health care, and insurance assistance; stable housing and utilities payment assistance; employment services; veteran services; COVID-19 resources, and childcare and family services.

In Contra Costa, 211, in addition to CARE Centers and CORE outreach, is one of the 3 critical access points to our homeless system of care. 211 services are provided by the Contra Costa Crisis Center, available by phone and text 24/7.

Do you need help, or do you know someone who needs help? Call 211 today or text HOPE to 20121 to speak to a trained specialist. Help is available in multiple languages.