Adult Services

ANTELOPE VALLEY CONNECT DAY

Program Description:

Antelope Valley Connect Day takes place monthly. We have partners with different organizations to bring crucial services to those experiencing homelessness as well as those at risk of becoming homeless. To help them on their path to wellbeing. AV Connect Day is a one-stop shop where guests can get one-on-one time with representatives from city, county, and state agencies along with nonprofits who specialize in homelessness services. Hygiene kits, clothing, lunch, and much more are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

FOOD PANTRY

Program Description:

With guidance from CalFresh Healthy Living- Healthy Communities Initiative, we sought to improve the types of foods being distributed at local food pantries. Every second and fourth Friday of the month, AVPH hosts a food pantry to distribute free produce to local community. On distribution days, AVPH conducts healthy food demonstrations and provides recipes for some of the items distributed. The healthy food demonstration includes highlighting the health benefits on selected produce and showcasing practical ways to prepare them. Additionally, emergency hot meals are prepared every Friday by their in-house café. Having access to extra produce has allowed AVPH the ability to conduct those activities.

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE

Program Description

The CalFresh Healthy Living- Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) program aims to reduce obesity among SNAP-Ed eligible populations and create healthier environments where people live, learn, work, play, pray, and shop. Through this program, Antelope Valley Partners for Health (AVPH) works with local food pantry partners to establish healthier options during food distribution days. For more information visit: http://calfresh.dss.ca.gov/healthyliving

SMOKE FREE OUTDOOR AREA

Program Description:

The smoke-free outdoor areas program aims to change social norms surrounding tobacco use and indirectly influence current and potential future tobacco users by creating a social environment and legal climate in which tobacco becomes less desirable, less acceptable, and less accessible by reducing exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor areas.

CALFRESH

Program Description:

AVPH is partnering with Golden State Opportunity outreach program to increase CalFresh enrollment in targeted zip codes within Los Angeles County. We’ll be working with community groups in areas of Antelope Valley whose service areas have a high number of potentially eligible people, in order to host public benefits outreach and enrollment events, with a special focus on CalFresh. That’s because, starting in June 2019, 500,000 Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries in California became newly eligible for CalFresh. Of that total, 200,000 are right in Los Angeles County.

For more information visit: MyPublicBenefits.org

We Count LA Regional Table Meeting

Program Description:

Antelope Valley Partners for Health is proud to partnered with Advancement Project and California Community Foundation to convene the We Count LA Regional table meeting a group of community-bases and other nonprofit organizations dedicated to reaching hard-to count populations in the upcoming decennial census, also known as CENSUS 2020.

Through the Regional Meetings, organizations are able to share knowledge and resources, as well as coordinate outreach efforts with each other and government agencies, especially the County and City of Los Angeles.

For more information visit: https://wecountla.org/

2020 U.S. Census Day is April 1!

Filling out the census is easy.

You will be asked a few simple questions like your age, the number of children in your home and your marital status. The U.S. Census Bureau will send you a postcard to complete the survey online. If you don’t have access to the Internet, you can complete the census by mail or phone. Call 1-800-923-8282 for assistance.

Your community has a lot to gain.

Each person counted in the census means more money will go to your community for the next 10 years for things like schools, roads, hospitals and children’s healthcare. Participating in the census means you are claiming your community’s fair share of federal money. With 10 million people living in LA County, we have a lot to gain. Every person counts!

In the past, many communities have been left out of the census. People of color, immigrants and children are among those most likely to not be counted. These communities have so much to gain. It’s important for everyone living in the U.S. to be counted – citizens and non-citizens.

ABRIENDO PUERTAS -PARENT EDUCATION

Program Description:

Meet the first evidence-based program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5 – and adopted by diverse communities across the country. Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors builds parent leadership skills and knowledge through in-person trainings to promote family wellbeing and positive outcomes for children.

We partner with local schools to bring workshops into your community.

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YOLO WELLNESS CHALLENGE

Program Description:

YOLO (You Only Live Once) Wellness Challenge is a free, year-long, community-wide competition which rewards participants for developing healthy habits. Participants receive points by participating in various activity categories. The grand prize of $2,500 is awarded to the participant that collects the most points.

Relative Home Assessment Program Relative Support Services

For more information visit: https://caleitc4me.org/

L.A CARE – HEALTH EDUCATION

Program Description: L.A. Care’s Family Resource Centers offer free health and wellness classes in six communities across Los Angeles County: Boyle Heights, East L.A., Inglewood, Lynwood, Pacoima and Palmdale. Classes are free and open to L.A. Care members and the entire community. Visit your local Family Resource Center today and experience the support, services and resources that can help you live your healthiest life. AVPH provides workshops/classes and physical activity classes onsite at Palmdale’s LA Care Family Resource Center. Join AVPH by attending our Parent Café Monday’s class at 10:30 a.m. hosted in English and Spanish and Thursday’s at 9:00 a.m. Bootcamp or Zumba. For more information visit: https://www.lacare.org/family-resource-centers

Relative Home Assessment Program Relative Support Services

For more information visit: https://caleitc4me.org/

CAL EITC 4 ME

Program Description:

AVPH has partnered with Golden State Opportunity on a Statewide outreach campaign to encourage low-income Californians to claim the state and federal Earned Income Tax Credits. This campaign brings together multiple state agencies and broad coalition of local and statewide community, faith, civic, education, workforce, business, media organizations and leaders committed to fostering economic opportunity and financial security for low-income working Californians.

In support of the efforts, AVPH along with Goldarn State Opportunity will be hosting four free tax preparation events in the Winter of 2020.

For more information visit: https://caleitc4me.org/