2023 January Newsletter

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Direct from Darryl

This holiday season, we were overwhelmed by the support from our community. One of the best parts of our job is to connect people who care with people who need help. We had countless people and businesses come to us looking for ways to help. We are excited to feature some of them in this newsletter. The best part of the holiday season for me, is when I receive these random calls from our friends at Kaiser telling me they have a truck load of food they need to get to us. Or, our friends at Gracie Jiu Jitsu asking when would be a good time to bring some toys by (which was a little overwhelming when they showed up with hundreds of toys).
To all of our friends, thank you for bringing so much joy to the children we serve.
Darryl Evey
Executive Director

Thank You

Thank you to each and every one of you that donated to Family Assistance Program this holiday season! We were truly overwhelmed with how many people, businesses, organizations, and the community as a whole wanted to help and give back to those in need. It was heartwarming to watch the toys roll in from multiple toy drives and to see kids wish lists get fulfilled and have Santa aka San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department visit the kids at Hope House. The amount of toys that individuals brought to our Taco Tuesday to donate to the children in our domestic violence program overflowed the luggage cart at Courtyard by Marriott in Hesperia. Our community truly comes together and helps out when it is needed. Thank you again for your help this past year and we look forward to an amazing 2023!

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Open Arms

Open Arms would like to extend our gratitude to our new partners, 4 Future Leaders of Tomorrow, who provided our TAY participants with Christmas gifts. We had a successful holiday spirit week, which all of our center clients enjoyed. With the great feedback we have been receiving from our clients regarding paint n sip events we would like to make this a monthly event.
We are excited to participate in the Human Trafficking Awareness walk hosted by Open Door. Our center will be hosting various groups leading up to the event to bring awareness to human trafficking. We will also have several groups that will revolve around creating posters for the walk, all are welcome.
Please take a look at our Drop-In Center group calendar – opens in a new window to see what we have planned for the month of January. If there are any special groups or one-on-one sessions requested, we are always happy to accommodate our clients. We are very excited to see all the great things we will accomplish as a company and also as a center this year. Happy New Year to all.

Community Center

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Happy New Years from the C Street Community Center! We are excited to see what 2023 holds for our clients, our Staff and the Community in Old Town Victorville.

Don’t forget, the C Street Community Center is still offering FREE Notary Services! This service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please call Jobi at 760-843-0701 for more information.

In 2020 when the COVID pandemic came upon us, the agency established their first ever Safety Committee. This committee had a member representing every program in the agency, and the different programs could come together and share concerns and resources with each other. Two years later, the Family Assistance Program Safety Committee is still going strong! We are proud to announce our purchase and creation of “Cold/Flu Care Packs” for our clients. This care packs consist of cold medicine, Tylenol or Motrin, Kleenex, cough drops and some Vicks Vapo Rub; it may not be much but we are hoping these care packs will provide clients with some comfort when they are under the weather.

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The Victorville Community Center will be hosting the San Bernardino County FREE tax preparation service on March 30, 2023.

Please call the number listed above to schedule your appointment.

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Hope House

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Hope House wants to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support towards our Adopt-a-Family program for Christmas. It’s the dedicated support of long-time donors like you that keep our programs going and helps us to fulfill our mission. Your donation is extremely important to our cause, and we’d like to thank you for your participation. Your gifts will help to make dreams come true and hope for a brighter year ahead. Thank you to all that donated and helped our participants and their children have a Merry Christmas:

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Bath & Body Works Hesperia
Victor Valley Women’s Club
The Home Depot Barstow
IEHP Community Center San Bernardino
Vinci Brands
Kerns Construction
Alpha Omega Fitness HD
Aztec Riders MC
Victor Valley Community Services Council
Bank of America
Touched By An Angel Arts “N” Crafts
Gracie Jiu Jitsu Apple Valley
St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church
Maxine’s Chic Boutique
Maxine DiDonato
Gloria Alikhan
Elizabeth Tabor
Tony Raylene Valle
Jonathan Durham
Amanda Mraz
Lupita Martin
Roderick McKee Taylored Company

Open Door

We at the Open Door, would like to thank all of our supporters for the donations we received for Christmas, we wouldn’t be able to do it without you!
Thank you GXO Logistics, Noemi, Yanira, and Linda. The children in our program loved all the toys you guys collected for us in your toy drive.. Thank you GXO, once again! See you next year!
We would also like to Thank our local Starbucks for doing a toy drive for Christmas. Thank you Kierra and your team at Starbucks!
Run to Rescue, thank you for all the Christmas stockings that your team made and donated to the Open Door, all of our participants each received a stocking full of goodies!
Thank you to the San Bernardino Soroptimist Club, for the Christmas gifts they gave to one of our participants and her child. They donated a toddler bed, comforter, and dishes. Thank you Soroptimists, you made a little girl’s Christmas more enjoyable.
We would also like to Thank Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for the African American hygiene kits for Christmas we got to put in the stockings for our participants thank you once again.
We would like to thank the agencies and businesses that helped us out this holiday season. Thank you from the Open Door!
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Next Step

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What a wonderful team we all are here at Family Assistance Program, a sense of comradery with the other teams and team members in the agency is ever-present. New team members come into the agency, others leave, but new to the agency or not everyone seems very willing to help each other out when in need; willing to share their particular skill or expertise to help another program. It’s reassuring to know that we have that support and that we have so much resource within our own agency to look towards when we find ourselves beyond our scope of experience.

Next Step would like to thank Bernadette Valdez from Open Door and Shelly Thomas, of Youth Services for providing so much support to Next Step over the holiday season to help provide our participants and their families with a wonderful holiday experience. Shelly coordinated Christmas wish/needs list volunteers, in which she linked individual volunteers with a wish/need list written by each child accompanying our participants in the Next Step Reentry Housing Program. She made it possible for one of the mother’s in our program to receive needed items like a child car seat and a toddler bed, mattress and bed set, as well as other wish list items like kids’ books and toys.
Bernadette also offered much support to help our participants have a wonderful holiday season by linking our program to another agency providing our participants with Thanksgiving dinner spread to all our properties. In addition to this, she also linked another one of the mother’s in our housing program to a donor who provided our participant and her child with a needed toddler bed, mattress and bed set, as well as some other general child supplies.

Of course, we also have to mention the maintenance team, Curtis, Rick, Antonio and Tonus. We can’t express enough our gratitude for the hard, physical work you all do. Thank you so very much!

Happy New Year!

FAM Spot

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Thank you to Escrow Junction for organizing a toy drive and collecting a bunch of toys for the youth in our program! These toys made them extremely happy and let them know that people in their community truly care about them!
Happy Holidays from the youth services team of the high desert.

Thank you to Home Depot who donated 12 Christmas trees for our programs to have a tree to decorate in their shelter or transitional home! They also fulfilled the wish lists of all of our at risk and homeless youth. Each participant was able to fill out a wish list of the items that they would like for Christmas and they provided each and every thing they requested! This is not the first year that Home Depot has stepped up and given to us during the holidays. We appreciate all that you do to support us each year!

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We are currently hiring full and part-time for many open positions.

Click here to see all of the open positions at Family Assistance Program:

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If you are interested in applying for any of our open positions, email your resume to hr@familyassist.org


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If you want to help the most at-risk members of your community, you can donate to Family Assistance Program:

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If you are interested in donating items or anything other than a monetary donation you can email angela@familyassist.org

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