The Community Support Network (CSN) meets on the first Wednesday of most months (July, August, and December on hiatus), 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Gene Albaugh Community Room of the Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way in Nevada City. Optional open networking time is at 3:15 p.m. All CSN Partners and members of the public are welcome to attend.

2017 CSN Partner Meeting Dates ~ January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, July & August-hiatus, September 6, October 4, November 1, December-hiatus

The CSN-CAPC Board meets the first Monday following after the first Wednesday of each month (Tuesday if affected by a holiday).

2017 CSN-CAPC Board Meeting Dates ~ January 9, February 6, March 6, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 7, September 11, TUESDAY October 10, November 6, December 11

2017 Meeting Dates & Topics

January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, 

  • January 4th – Cancelled due to storm/power outage – speaker rescheduled to May 3
  • February 1st – Creating a Culture Based on Character Strengths & Kindness Agenda | Minutes
  • March 1st – One Giant Network Moment 2017 Agenda | Minutes
  • April 5th – ACE & Resilience – from Adverse Childhood Experiences to Confident, Creative Adulthood Agenda | Minutes | Resources ~ Finding Your ACE ScoreNevada County Resource List
  • May 3rd – Compassion Fatigue
  • June 7th – Successful Transitions to Adulthood
  • July & August – summer hiatus
  • September 6th
  • October 4th
  • November 1st
  • December – hiatus

2016 Meeting Dates & Topics

  • January 6th – Rejuvenation for the New Year ~ practical yoga & meditation for self-care   Agenda | Minutes
  • February 3rd – School Safety Agenda | Minutes
  • March 2nd – One Giant Network Moment Agenda | Minutes
  • April 6th – Update on Housing Assistance in Nevada County Agenda | Minutes
  • May 4th – Mental Health Crisis Resources Agenda | Minutes | Resources ~ NCBH_Services_April_2016 (PDF of PowerPoint presentation given at the meeting)
  • June 1st – Mental Health & Wellness – Four Specific Local Programs Agenda | Minutes
  • July & August – summer hiatus
  • September 7th – What Does It Mean When We Say Quality Child Care and Why Does It Matter? Agenda | Minutes
  • October 5th – The Effects of Combat Stress on Veterans and their Families Agenda | Minutes
  • November 2nd – Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) – What We’ve Learned and What’s Next Agenda | Minutes
  • December – hiatus

2015 Meeting Dates & Topics

2014 Meeting Dates & Topics

2013 Meeting Dates & Topics

  • January 9th – CSN Partner Updates: Planning 2013 Focus Topics Agenda | Notes
  • February 6th – Community Asset Mapping: How 2-1-1 Nevada County Can Help Agenda | Notes
  • March 6th – Panelists Discuss Healthcare Changes and Their Effects on Our Community Agenda | Notes
  • April 3rd – Family Trauma: Its Effect on Children Agenda | Notes | Family Trauma Handout
  • May 1st – Self Care for Caregivers, In Honor of Mental Health  Awareness Month Agenda | Notes
  • June 5th – Life Skills: What are they and where do you get them? Agenda | Notes
  • July 31st – Partners Potluck at the Terrance K. McAteer Family Resource Center in Nevada City
  • (No August Meeting)
  • September 4th – The State of Change in the Recovery Movement Agenda | Notes
  • October 2nd – Service Organizations: Enhancing our Community Agenda | Notes
  • November 6th – Emergency Needs and Holiday Programs for Families Agenda | Notes
  • (No December Meeting)

CSN Meeting Agreements

  • Make decisions by consensus.
  • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect that includes active listening and listening without judging.
  • Start and end on time.
  • Maintain a sense of humor and a positive attitude.
  • Bring concerns to the whole group.  Don’t take them to the parking lot after the meeting.
  • Set up the room in an inclusive way.
  • Take responsibility for a task only if you have the time to accomplish it.
  • Everyone is empowered to be a process observer and take ownership for the health of the meeting and is responsible for the health of the whole meeting.
  • Be sensitive to others’ need for more information.  Make sure everyone understands.
  • Meetings are meaningful and have a shared purpose.
  • Be careful of injecting your self-interest and label it as such.  Be able to layout your agency’s interest and be open to the interests of others.
  • This is a living document and can be changed as needed.


The direction for CSN meetings is guided by a small group of members who have volunteered to participate in this leadership role and are committed … are available to attend monthly Network meetings as well as monthly steering committee meetings … will act as liaison to one of the identified essential functions and help develop an action group to fulfill activities to meet their function … agree to a time commitment of approximately 8 hours per month … accept responsibility for their share of leadership and facilitation of periodic network meetings … and will support the generative culture of the Network.  Current members of the CSN-CAPC Board are listed on our home page: