Events

Aug 24 – 3 FREE CEUs & Labor Compliance

2018 ARF & RCFE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
FRIDAY,
AUGUST 24, 2018

8 AM – 5 PM

Serramonte Del Rey
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015

FREE ADMISSION

Learn How to Legally & Correctly Employ
 Live-Ins

Learn how the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities can help you legally and correctly employ live-ins and their relievers, saving you tens of thousands in hourly labor costs, as well as help you avoid potential costly labor audits or private lawsuits!

Special Guest Speakers

· Department of Social Services
· Department of Developmental Services
· Golden Gate Regional Center
· Department of Labor

Get Your Pressing Questions Answered!
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help you better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

Connect with Vendors
Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from our vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues
Connect with your fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Complimentary Lunch
Because we ALL deserve a free lunch, from the hard work we do and the care we provide to our communities!

Introducing 6Beds Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to increase your earning potential by partnering your care homes or vacant properties through this innovative community residential care service, founded and supported by our industry’s leading operators.

LOCATION
(NorCal)

Serramonte Del Rey
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015

While this event is FREE, please reserve your seats as space is limited.

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


PHOTO ABOVE, L-R: Gina Wasdyke, Founder & Director · George Kutnerian, Director and Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation · Pam Dickfoss, Deputy Director, DSS, Community Care Licensing · Ron Simpson, Director and Southern California President Compliance & Membership Director · Olivia Deanda, Treasurer · Jim Knight, Assistant Deputy Director for the Community Services Division

Events

Attend Aug 25, ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala

6Beds, Inc.

Cordially invites you to its

2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala

Grow the 6!

Join us for an evening of awards, networking, music, dinner and dance!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 2018

Embassy Suites by San Francisco Airport Waterfront
150 Anza Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010

2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala guest speaker, Senator Scott Weiner (D-SF)

Reception & No-host Cocktail – 6:00 PM
Dinner & Dance – 7:00 PM

CHOICE OF ENTRÉE Steak or Chicken
MUSIC BY DJ Bong Maramba Jr.
ATTIRE Semi-Formal

Donation – $70/Person

TO OBTAIN TICKETS PLEASE RSVP by AUGUST 20

GET TICKETS

OR CONTACT

Dorie Paniza • 650.799.5722 • dodorie2000@yahoo.com
Olivia Deanda • 650.787.9742 • odeanda@6beds.org
Lillie Mauricio • 415.420.0389 • tlcelderlycarehome@gmail.com
Angie Marinda • 415.219.2421 • ang3816.am@gmail..com

SEND YOUR CHECK TO:

6Beds, Inc. • PO Box 5423 • South San Francisco, CA 94083

Roxanne Gould, 6Beds Lobbyist


(LAST YEAR’S)
2017 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala Photos

READ: Dozens of ARF and RCFE Providers Honored at Red Carpet Gala!

Events

Attend Aug 24, 2018 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference

2018 ARF & RCFE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

2018 ARF & RCFE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
FRIDAY,
AUGUST 24, 2018

8 AM – 5 PM

Serramonte Del Rey
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015

FREE ADMISSION

Learn How to Legally & Correctly Employ
 Live-Ins

Learn how the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities can help you legally and correctly employ live-ins and their relievers, saving you tens of thousands in hourly labor costs, as well as help you avoid potential costly labor audits or private lawsuits!

Special Guest Speakers

· Department of Social Services
· Department of Developmental Services
· Golden Gate Regional Center
· Department of Labor

Get Your Pressing Questions Answered!
Pick the brains of our guest speakers and 6Beds officers to help you better understand and effectively navigate the laws and regulations that govern our industry.

Connect with Vendors
Receive relevant industry-related professional advice, get the latest industry scoop and receive potential huge savings from our vendor sponsors.

Network with Colleagues
Connect with your fellow operators, both near and far, share ideas and learn from one another how to survive and prosper in our industry.

Complimentary Lunch
Because we ALL deserve a free lunch, from the hard work we do and the care we provide to our communities!

Introducing 6Beds Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to increase your earning potential by partnering your care homes or vacant properties through this innovative community residential care service, founded and supported by our industry’s leading operators.

LOCATION
(NorCal)

Serramonte Del Rey
699 Serramonte Blvd
Daly City, CA 94015

While this event is FREE, please reserve your seats as space is limited.

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


PHOTO ABOVE, L-R: Gina Wasdyke, Founder & Director · George Kutnerian, Director and Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Legislation · Pam Dickfoss, Deputy Director, DSS, Community Care Licensing · Ron Simpson, Director and Southern California President Compliance & Membership Director · Olivia Deanda, Treasurer · Jim Knight, Assistant Deputy Director for the Community Services Division

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Jun 6 – 6Beds First-Ever ARF & RCFE Funding Workshop

Your calling is noble. You are proud of what you do for our most vulnerable population — the frail elderly, those with developmental disabilities or mental illness — but you are struggling to make ends meet.

This funding workshop is for you!

For those well-established operators who want to explore new opportunities in residential care or gain a competitive edge to add to their bottom line, this funding workshop is also for you!


ARF and RCFE Funding Workshop

June 6, 2018
11 AM – 5 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall

Attendance for this funding workshop is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/company.
PAY & RESERVE SEATS
Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.


Why attend?

This funding workshop will be an eye opener for most ARF and RCFE operators. We will present untapped funding options as well as emerging opportunities in residential care. Moreover, we will direct you where to go and what to do in order to begin the application process.

As a DSS licensee, you are in a prime position to take advantage of these funding sources, as well as explore opportunities in both ARF and RCFE communities to augment your enterprise.

You will learn the how-to’s to participate in various multi-billion dollar government programs.

The Federal Home & Community Based Services (HCSBS) earmarked $80.6 billion in 2014 that continues to grow. California is a recipient of these federal dollars which when combined with state monies, help fund the following:

A. Lanterman Act – serving individuals with developmental disabilities through ARF and RCFE


Presentation Highlight: Learn the how-to’s of the negotiated rate homes including Specialized Residential Facility (SRF-ARF & SRF-RCFE) with rates of about $15,000 per bed and upwards and Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs (ARFPSHN), aka 962 Home with rates of about $25,000 per bed for up to 5 beds.


In this presentation, you will learn about the following:

  1. The role of Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Act (AB 846), Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS) and Regional Centers. The current budget is $6.9 billion where a significant portion is earmarked to community services, including community care facilities such as ARF and RCFE;
  2. The 21 regional centers, and how to utilize their websites to look for their current needs and RFPs;
  3. The vendorization process, as you will not be paid for services unless vendored by one of the regional centers;
  4. Writing your program design using Title 17 guidelines, which is a prerequisite to getting vendored.

Note that ARF and RCFE serving individuals with developmental disabilities are also mandated to comply with HCBS — a requirement in order to continue receiving federal dollars.

B. The Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) for RCFE and ARF


Presentation Highlight: There will be onsite assistance with ALW application at no extra cost. Ordinarily, consultants charge between $900 – $1,200 to assist with ALW application, but at this funding workshop it will be FREE.


ALW is a HCBS waiver that was created by legislation that directed the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to develop and implement the project to test the efficacy of assisted living as a Medi-Cal benefit.

Both RCFE and ARF are eligible!

The ALW supplemental funding ranges from $55 – $200 (according to tier) a day, per bed, plus SSI/SSP of $1,039.37.

ALW is looking to add 2,000 beds this year, due largely to a lobbying effort of a coalition that included 6Beds. Moreover, there is a bill introduced this year that will potentially increase ALW beds to 18,500 beds.

C. Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) for low income elderly

Find out how RCFE operators can tap into this program once their resident runs out of financial resources and meets the program requirements.

D. Various waiver programs for homeless Californians with mental illness available in some counties

E. Proposition 63 (Mental Health Services Act) with over $1.8 billion in funds for 2018 and No Place Like Home Bill with over $2 billion of which the majority will be used to create housing for the homeless or persons who are at risk of homelessness who may also have mental illness


Presentation Highlight: SSI rate — currently $1,039.37 — may be combined with other funding sources, and if done right, these SSI homes can receive substantial increases, thereby stabilizing this segment of the industry.


California’s licensed residential care homes have been operating since the 1960’s. This growing community can serve as an effective housing solution to California’s rising homeless population — providing both housing and care.

We will also cover other funding opportunities outside of HCBS, which include hospitals and counties. In effect, 6Beds will take the lead with establishing contracts with hospitals. We will be taking operator applications as early as June 6. Please note, some hospitals are paying 6K and upwards, per bed, as the supply of licensed beds are shrinking!

This funding session is a 6Beds members-only benefit. 

Attendance for this funding workshop is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/company.

Seats are limited so reserve yours now.

PAY & RESERVE SEATS
Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.

This funding workshop is the first of its kind in residential care history. Two of California’s most respected and influential care home operators will share not only their expertise in running care homes but also the wealth of information and experiences they have accumulated while working with politicians, lobbyists, federal and state officials, regional centers, etc. — throughout 6Beds’ meteoric rise within the past four years.

A majority of the proceeds from the funding workshop will be donated to 6Beds, Inc., 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) and 6Beds Foundation, Inc., so that these organizations can continue to grow and succeed in ensuring the longevity of the residential care industry.


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Events, Wage and Hour

Jun 6 – 6Beds FREE Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop for ARF & RCFE

On June 6, 6Beds will present Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop for ARF & RCFE — with emphasis on how to comply with live-ins.

This workshop is FREE/OPEN to all operators.


Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop

June 6, 2018
9 AM – 11 AM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670
CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


Despite having hosted several joint DOL/DLSE trainings, we understand that there are still many ARF & RCFE operators trying to grasp the labor laws for residential care. Many are uncertain of how to apply these labor laws to their caregivers and/or are weary of their increasing labor costs.

This time, 6Beds will present this labor training with an intuitive and narrative approach by beginning with what matters most to many care home operators — how to comply with live-ins.

We will work through this topic until everyone understands the nuance of how to comply with live-ins, as well as their important role to care and supervision compliance and the significant savings they bring to your labor cost. From there, we will cover the other areas of federal and state labor laws that regulate caregivers.

We will cover the following topics:

  • Live-ins
  • Exempt vs Non-exempt
  • Workday & Workweek
  • Overtime
  • Bi-Weekly Pay Period vs Bi-Monthly Pay Period
  • Fixed Salary vs Hourly Wage
  • Hourly Rate vs Regular Rate
  • Rest Breaks and (On-Duty) Meal Breaks
  • Split-shift
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Travel Time
  • Meals and Lodging Credit
  • Record Keeping
  • Timesheet

Understanding labor compliance for care homes is a complex and often arduous undertaking. There’s just a lot to know! Yet as operators, it is paramount that you understand and apply these laws to help you legally operate and protect your care homes. Failure to comply can be financially disastrous and potentially life altering for both you and your business.


DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU:


On the flipside, there are many of you out there, who  out of fear of a labor audit or private lawsuit overcompensate with redundant staffing and overtime, as well as employing only live-outs. This too can lead to potential facility closures as it leads to unnecessary increased labor costs, which ultimately drain your bottom line.

When you understand the labor laws and are able to apply them correctly with confidence to your facilities, three things will happen:

  1. You will exponentially reduce your exposure to liabilities arising from thousands to millions of dollars of public and private lawsuits;
  2. You will understand the baseline cost to operate your care home and thereby help you implement optimal, compliant staffing models that can save you hundreds to millions of dollars over the long life of your care homes; and
  3. You will standardize this industry’s caregiver hiring and employment practices by legally classifying them as either a 24-hour worker, permanent or extended live-in, reliever or a live-out. This in turn will (1) help lift and ease the costly labor audits and private lawsuits pervasive in our industry today and (2) help ease the rising hourly wages of caregivers as we adhere to the boundaries set forth by the labor laws — standardizing employment expectations and benefits.

If you are unsure of your implementation of the labor laws for your caregivers, we strongly encourage you to attend this workshop.

This workshop is FREE/OPEN to all operators.

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


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RELATED DOWNLOADS:

DOL’s FLSA PowerPoint Presentation

DOLS’s EXCLUSION OF SLEEP TIME FROM HOURS WORKED BY DOMESTIC SERVICE EMPLOYEES

DLSE’s IWC No. 5

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Jun 6 – 6Beds Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop for ARF & RCFE

On June 6, 6Beds will present Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop for ARF and RCFE — to empower you to achieve labor compliance that optimize both delivery of care and cost.

This advance labor compliance workshop is FREE/OPEN to current 6Beds members only.


Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop

June 6, 2018
12 PM – 2 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670
CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


In effect we will apply and test what you have learned — from 6Beds Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop and past DOL/DLSE labor presentations — to analyze a fictitious facility’s state of labor compliance and potential labor violation costs.

We will then explore how to combine various caregiver classifications to create an optimized staffing model that meets both regulatory requirements and labor compliance with minimum cost.

The goals of this advance workshop are to:

  1. Empower you to analyze your own facility’s labor compliance violations,
  2. Give you insights as to how to restructure your current staffing model to achieve labor compliance,
  3. Teach you how to determine your own facility’s baseline labor cost as the first step towards delivery of care and cost optimization,
  4. Provide you with the building blocks to help you develop staffing models that optimize both delivery of care and labor cost while complying with labor, and
  5. Provide you with insights as to how you can implement these labor compliance and cost-savings solutions in your facility.

In effect, this advance workshop may help you save thousands to millions of dollars in potential public or private labor lawsuits, as well as help you adjust poorly designed staffing models that lead to redundant and unnecessary bloated labor costs that ultimately drain your bottom line.

To help you get the most out of this advance workshop, please attend 6Beds Intro to Labor Compliance Workshop. We will also release a series of blogs in the coming days to ground your understanding of pertinent labor laws to help prepare you.

This advance labor compliance workshop is FREE/OPEN to current 6Beds members only.

(Click to join now.)

CLICK to RESERVE SEATS


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Events

6Beds Presents a Roadmap to Success in Residential Care

6Beds Compliance and Funding Seminar represents 6Beds’ next big step to help you keep your doors open for many years to come so that you can confidently and proudly serve our communities, and be an integral part of the solution to California’s growing housing crisis for the frail elderly, adults with developmental disabilities and those with mental illness.

Jun 6, 2018 - Compliance & Funding Seminar

This year’s inaugural seminar will include the following three workshops:


June 6, 2018

9 AM – 5 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670


3 SEMINAR WORKSHOPS

  1. Introduction to Labor Compliance Workshop
    9 AM – 11 AM

    (THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO ALL OPERATORS.)

    Introduction to Labor Compliance will provide you with the federal and state labor laws that pertain to caregivers in residential care homes, but with a twist!

    6Beds will present this labor training with an intuitive and narrative approach by beginning with what matters most to many care home operators — how to comply with live-ins. We will work through this topic until everyone understands the nuance of how to comply with live-ins, as well as its important role to care and supervision compliance and the significant savings they bring to your labor cost.

    From there, we will cover the other areas of federal and state labor laws that regulate our caregivers. Click here to learn more.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO ALL OPERATORS.CLICK to RESERVE SEATS

  2. Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop
    12 PM  – 2 PM

    (THIS ADVANCE WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO 6BEDS MEMBERS ONLY.)

    This advance workshop will analyze a fictitious care home’s staffing model for labor compliance violations as well as delivery of care and cost optimization.

    This workshop will empower you to assess your own facility’s state of labor compliance and help you develop optimized and compliant staffing models for your facility — helping you to save hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, the right way, over the long life of your care home(s).

    The goals of this advance workshop are to:

    1. Empower you to analyze your own facility’s labor compliance violations,
    2. Give you insights as to how to restructure your current staffing model to achieve labor compliance,
    3. Teach you how to determine your own facility’s baseline labor cost as the first step towards delivery of care and cost optimization,
    4. Provide you with the building blocks to help you develop staffing models that optimize both delivery of care and labor cost, while complying with labor, and
    5. Provide you with insights as to how you can implement these labor compliance and cost-savings solutions in your facility.

    Click here to learn more.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO 6BEDS MEMBERS ONLY. (Click here to join.)CLICK to RESERVE SEATS

  3. ARF & RCFE Funding Workshop
    11 AM – 5 PM

    (Attendance for this funding session is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/person).

    This first-ever training offered to RCFE and ARF care home operators will show you how to navigate and access different funding sources available to our industry, not known to many.

    Learn the how-to’s to participate in various multi-billion dollar government programs, including the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program that is looking to add 2,000 beds this year, due largely to a lobbying effort of a coalition that included 6Beds. Ordinarily, consultants charge between $900 – $1,200 to assist with ALW application. However, included in this funding seminar, one will be onsite to assist interested parties explore and begin the ALW application process.

    This funding session is a 6Beds members-only benefit. The information to be presented is valued at over $10,000.

    Click here to learn More.

    Attendance for this funding session is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/person. (Click to join now.)

    Seating is limited. Reserve yours now.

    PAY & RESERVE SEATS
    Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.

    A majority of the proceeds from the funding seminar will be donated to 6Beds, Inc., 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) and 6Beds Foundation, Inc., so that these organizations can continue to grow and succeed in ensuring the longevity of the residential care industry.

 

Vendor Connect

Two CEU classes titled, “Reducing RCFE/ARF Insurance Cost & Dispute Resolution”, are available from Sierra Professional Insurance

Two CEU classes (2/4 hrs) titled, Reducing RCFE/ARF Insurance Cost & Dispute Resolution, are available from Sierra Professional Insurance.

In the class you will learn:

  1. Safety/Risk exposures in a residential care setting
  2. How to develop a risk management & safety plan for a residential care facility
  3. Proactive tools to reduce exposure to risk and liability
  4. The best business practices to protect residents, families, and staff
  5. How to avoid serious mistakes operating and managing a residential care

Download the schedule below which has links for registration:

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June 6, 2018, 6Beds’ First-Ever Compliance and Funding Seminar

Jun 6, 2018 - Compliance & Funding Seminar


June 6, 2018

9 AM – 5 PM
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Drive • Rancho Cordova • CA 95670


3 SEMINAR SESSIONS

  1. Introduction to Labor Compliance

    (9 AM – 11 AM)
    Introduction to Labor Compliance will provide you with the federal and state labor laws that pertain to caregivers in residential care homes, but with a twist!

    6Beds will present this labor training with an intuitive and narrative approach by beginning with what matters most to many care home operators — how to comply with live-ins. We will work through this topic until everyone understands the nuance of how to comply with live-ins, as well as its important role to care and supervision compliance and the significant savings they bring to your labor cost.

    From there, we will cover the other areas of federal and state labor laws that regulate our caregivers.

    THIS SESSION IS FREE/OPEN TO ALL OPERATORS.

    Learn More.
    CLICK to RESERVE SEATS

  2. Advance Labor Compliance and Cost Optimization Workshop

    (12 PM  – 2 PM)
    This advance workshop will analyze a fictitious care home’s staffing model for labor compliance violations as well as delivery of care and cost optimization.

    This workshop will empower you to assess your own facility’s state of labor compliance and help you develop optimized and compliant staffing models for your facility — helping you to save hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, the right way, over the long life of your care home(s).

    The goals of this advance workshop are to:

    1. Empower you to analyze your own facility’s labor compliance violations,
    2. Give you insights as to how to restructure your current staffing model to achieve labor compliance,
    3. Teach you how to determine your own facility’s baseline labor cost as the first step towards delivery of care and cost optimization,
    4. Provide you with the building blocks to help you develop staffing models that optimize both delivery of care and labor cost, while complying with labor, and
    5. Provide you with insights as to how you can implement these labor compliance and cost-savings solutions in your facility.

    THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE/OPEN TO 6BEDS MEMBERS ONLY. (Click here to join.)

    Learn More.
    CLICK to RESERVE SEATS

  3. ARF & RCFE Funding

    (11 AM – 5 PM)
    This first-ever training offered to RCFE and ARF care home operators will show you how to navigate and access different funding sources available to our industry, not known to many.

    Learn the how-to’s to participate in various multi-billion dollar government programs, including the Assisted Living Waiver (ALW) program that is looking to add 2,000 beds this year, due largely to a lobbying effort of a coalition that included 6Beds. Ordinarily, consultants charge between $900 – $1,200 to assist with ALW application. However, included in this funding seminar, one will be onsite to assist interested parties explore and begin the ALW application process.

    This funding session is a 6Beds members-only benefit. The information to be presented is valued at over $10,000.

    Attendance for this funding session is limited to 6Beds members only at $990/person. (Click to join now.)

    Seating is limited. Reserve yours now.

    Learn More.
    PAY & RESERVE SEATS
    Please note, payment is processed through PayPal. You may pay with a credit card or with your PayPal account.

    A majority of the proceeds from the funding seminar will be donated to 6Beds, Inc., 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC) and 6Beds Foundation, Inc., so that these organizations can continue to grow and succeed in ensuring the longevity of the residential care industry.

 

Advocacy

May 9, 2018 – Join Us to Seek Support for AB2744 from Assemblymember Ken Cooley

If you are a resident of Rancho Cordova, please join us this Wednesday, May 9, and make your voice heard at the office of Assemblymember Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) to help him understand how AB2744: Referral Agency, is crucial to the health of residential care homes in his district.

As you know, 6Beds sponsored AB2744 to help regulate referral agencies. This bill has so many important parts that will be good for our care homes!

When bills are being voted on by the politicians in the Assembly, it is critical for them to hear from their constituents— whom they serve —about how their businesses are affected by the laws that they author and vote on.

We have an appointment at 1 PM with Assemblymember Cooley’s field representative at his district office at the Rancho Cordova City Hall.

We will meet in front of his office at 12:45 PM so that we can unify our message. See you there!

DATE:
May 9, 2018, 12:45 PM

LOCATION:
Rancho Cordova City Hall
2729 Prospect Park Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

If you have ever been wronged or have been taken advantage of by a referral agency, now is your chance to take a stand and make a difference!