District 5

Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties

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San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties celebrate their first annual health and resource fair

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties celebrate their first annual health and resource fair

November, 9, 2013 Dozens of UDW caregivers, clients, and community members turned out for our first annual Health and Resource Fair in Santa Maria over the weekend. The fair–which provided free blood pressure and glucosamine screening tests, flu shots, citizenship resources, door prizes, entertainment, and more–is sure to become an annual favorite among UDW caregivers and our community members of all ages!               UDW thanks all the volunteers and vendors who made our first Health Fair a great success. Click here to view photo album from this event.  

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Sí, se puede: Thousands rally for immigration reform in Bakersfield

It was 10 am and nearly 90 degrees, but the slow morning heat couldn’t keep the crowd of more than one thousand people gathered in a Bakersfield parking lot from buzzing with energy. People in decorated cars, vans, buses—even a gigantic Teamsters semi-truck—were gearing up to begin the second leg of the Caravan to Citizenship; the first had been completed that morning as folks traveled from as far south as San Diego and as far north as Sacramento at 5 AM. The idea was simple: 150 years ago, a man named Thomas Baker welcomed Gold Rush era-travelers to rest and spend […]

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Put people first! The campaign wages on

From the March of Pennies in Modesto to a San Diego People’s Board Meeting, we are taking action across the state to win improvements for IHSS caregivers and clients.  We have been at it for months, and we won’t give up until we get the respect we deserve. The county needs to hear from you! Call 1-888-204-UDWA from any UDW county to be connected to your County Supervisor. Here’s the deal — We are currently in contract negotiations in each UDW county and with Addus Healthcare in Riverside.  This is our opportunity to get decision-makers to fully invest in homecare and […]

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Where’s the raise for in-home health care?

By Patricia Carter, Bakersfield Californian, 6/26/13 Erin is attempting to take online courses because she wants to be a contributing citizen once again. This wouldn’t be possible in a convalescent home. With the help of IHSS, she is able to live at home surrounded by the support and love of her family and caretaker.  Read more

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