Confronting Domestic Violence: Subtle forms of abuse wear victims down

This is the fifth in a seven-part series on the effects of domestic violence.

CHAC: Meeting the rising need for mental health services

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Among its many services, the Community Health Awareness Council operates a diaper distribution program at its family resource center.

• Mission: The Community Health Awareness Council is in its 47th year providing mental health services to residents of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View and surrounding communities. The agency’s Early Intervention Counseling and Prevention Programs serve one in every six students in 35 schools across four districts, including the Los Altos School District and the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District.

Help One Child: Pivoting amid pandemic to offer virtual programming

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A Help One Child volunteer works one-on-one online with a child to boost reading skills.

• Mission: Help One Child recruits, trains and supports those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

MERIT program: Providing teachers with innovative tools

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Teachers in the MERIT program learn new technologies to make what they do more engaging and effective.

• Mission: The MERIT (Making Education Relevant through Innovative Teaching) program is the Krause Center for Innovation’s premier professional development initiative for teachers. MERIT is in its 19th year of transforming how teachers teach to transform how students learn.

Local students perform on NPR’s ‘From the Top’

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Preston Hong

Sharing their passion for music with a national audience, local residents Preston Hong and Saman de Silva recently performed on the NPR show and podcast “From the Top,” which features young artists from throughout the country.

Rotary Club of Los Altos grants $65K to local nonprofits

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Community Services Agency, above, was among the recipients of the Rotary Club of Los Altos’ 2020 Community Grants cycle.

The 170-member Rotary Club of Los Altos operates a number of programs that provide financial assistance and volunteer service to local communities and residents, as well as to those in need in numerous countries around the world.

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