March 31, 2016 by Staff

PALO ALTO WEEKLY: Time to act collaboratively for county's at-risk kids

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I remember the conversation well. I was talking to a constituent, a neighbor, at a community gathering. Out of the blue, she asked me a direct and unexpected question: Why don't we have any hospital beds here in Santa Clara County for teens who are at risk of hurting themselves or others?

Frankly, my first thought was, "That can't be right." But as too many families in our county already knew, and as I would quickly learn, it was entirely right. And it's entirely wrong.

 

Read Joe's op-ed here