2023 June Newsletter

June newsletter
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Direct from Darryl

We have plenty of great things happening at Family Assistance Program. We moved our services for victims of domestic violence and other crimes to a new larger office across Victor Valley Global Medica Center and will have our grand opening at the end of the month. We are also hosting the first Pride event in the county at a park in San Bernardino. Over the next several months we have multiple new initiatives that will be launched. It is exciting to see such a diverse and dedicated staff working hard to make our community stronger.
Darryl Evey
Executive Director

Hope House

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Family Assistance Programs Domestic Violence Team has moved into one location which is now Hope House Center. We have combined our services to be a one stop service for our participants. Services we are providing will be Legal Advocacy, Classes (will stay the same), Housing Navigation, Rental Assistance for Victims of Violence, Financial Empowerment, Employment Assistance, Clothing Closet for survivors, Resources and Referrals. We are open for services Monday – Friday 8 AM-5 PM. We can still be reached at 760-843-0701. Hope House Resource Center is located at 15201 11th Street Ste. 100, Victorville, CA. (Across from Victor Valley Global Hospital)
With the transitioning of our Community Center to a TAY Youth Shelter on C Street in Old Town Victorville, we had to relocate or domestic violence team that was running the Center to another location. This move abled us to combine all of domestic violence services into one building creating our Domestic Violence Center, we are very excited about this!
We are going to be hosting our Grand Opening on Wednesday, June 28th at 1 pm. Join us for a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. We can’t wait to help survivors of domestic violence in our new space!
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Family Assistance Program, California Partnership to end Domestic Violence, VALORUS, along with dozens of other Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault advocates across the state gathered at the Capitol in Sacramento to discuss funding efforts to end cycles of sexual and domestic violence, #SB36, and #AB1497. These priorities prevent sexual and domestic violence, advance reproductive justice and support survivors healing and autonomy.

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It was so inspiring to see Assemblymember Juan Carrillo’s sign outside his office door at the capital; the sign read “Proudly serving Adelanto, Victorville, Hesperia…” It was the only one we saw that said PROUDLY serving, thank you Assemblymember Carrillo for proudly representing us in Sacramento!
Thank you to all the senators, assembly members and staffers for listening to our community’s needs.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads in the community! Dads are a child’s first superhero and the holder of the magic screw driver, master of the zip tie…..we appreciate you Dads this month and every month!

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June is Pride Month and we are proud to say that not only do we have friends and families that are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, but we are PROUD LGBTQIA+ allies!

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Don’t forget, Family Assistance Program 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.

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Open Arms


The month of May was full of great community events, where Open Arms was able to connect with various community members. Thank you to Young Visionaries, Job Corps and Working Dogs for Warriors for welcoming us to their resource fairs and allowing us the opportunity to reach the community. We would also like to give a huge shoutout to Girl Scouts Troop 1428 for donating delicious girl scout cookies and to LUSH Cosmetics for donating organic handmade hygiene products.

For the month of June, we are excited to participate in numerous resource fair events including: Faith Based Luncheon, Young Visionaries, Operation New Hope, and Welcome Home LGBT event.

Please check out our Facebook page to keep up with all the great things happening here at Open Arms. Take a look at our group calendar for the month of June, anything in particular you would like to see please let us know!

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Open Door

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Open Door will be tabling a Juneteenth event on the 17th of June at San Bernardino Valley College. Please come and join us, there will be over 100 vendors and workshops.

The Housing Navigator and Financial Advocate have been doing an amazing job.

Our Financial Empowerment Advocate works with participants to achieve an understanding and a better relationship with their finances, budgeting, and credit. Anny has helped clients raise their credit score, attain bank accounts, and teach better money management habits. Anny has been asked by JobCorp to be part of their curriculum, teaching financial literacy classes via zoom.

If you or your clients are interested in improving your credit score, please contact Anny Delance at anny@familyassist.org or calling the office at (909) 352-2525

Our Financial Empowerment Advocate works closely with Patricia Tyler our Housing Navigator. Pat works with victims of crime to finding housing, establishing relationships with landlords, getting all the necessary paperwork in to help with rental fees and move-in costs. Patricia’s process of being successful is encouraging participants to follow suggestions and helping them doing the footwork. The end results for the participants is success in finding their own place. If you have been a victim of human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault, please contact Pat at patricia@familyassist.org or call her at the office at (909) 352-2525

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We are happy to announce that 2 of our transitional housing participants have obtained their own housing and another has been approved for housing. They have worked hard on their goals with their Case Managers, Financial Advocate and Housing Navigator. Congratulations! Open Door is so pleased to announce not just one but three inspiring success stories!

One of our young ladies had been in program for a year and was able to obtain housing. This participant is an upbeat personality that shines on through to everyone around her. She held employment somewhere she was very proud to be.

The second is a mother, a mother struggling to regain custody of her children. There was a moment this women had lost hope and almost lost her fight. She reached out and shared what she was going through and staff encouraged reminded her what was coming. She found the strength again and today has her housing and is very close to her next goal of regained custody. All of this and more in eight months!

Third we have a young lady who in just seven months has made big changes in her life for her daily fight to have her child returned to her. She was unfairly taken advantage of by the system as she herself was very young when she had her child. But she continues to fight for her rights and to be reunited with her child. This participant has since obtained steady employment and housing in which she will enter next month!

FAM Spot

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Hi from FAM Spot. Beat the heat and come join us June 21st at 1pm for our “Dipping into FAM Spot water day.” We will healthy snacks, BBQ and some water fun for the first day of Summer. We invite all parents and guardians out to see what FAM Spot is all about.

We also want to give a HUGE shoutout to several of our TAY youth who graduated from high school in the last couple weeks. Aver and Mariah, YOU DID IT!!!

Our outdoor activities are in full swing. The youth have been camping, hiking, swimming, learning survival skills and so much more. For more information, reach out to Jose at jose@familyassist.org

Our Victim of Crime advocate for youth has been busy meeting the needs of her clients. For more information, reach out to Millie at millie@familyassist.org
FAM Spot has so many great opportunities for youth. Reach out to famspot@familyassist.org and learn more.

We are in need of art supplies. Please contact Shelly at shelly@familyassist.org to donate art supplies.

Welcome Home

Pride Month is very special for Welcome Home. As a queer transitional living facility, we see firsthand the harm homophobia and bigotry have caused in our community. We are tasked with sheltering the most vulnerable people in society, and we learn things about cruelty that no one should experience. Pride Month comes, with glitter, flags, parades, and celebration. It gives a fantastic view of why we fight and how amazing our community actually is.

Welcome Home is thrilled to host a Pride event on June 29th from 4 – 8 PM in partnership with Operation New Hope and Rainbow Pride Youth Alliance. This event is all about celebrating our LGBTQ+ community and creating a safer, more accepting world. We will have live music from These Handsome Devils, a tribute band celebrating the musical legacy of the Smiths and Morrissey. DJ Commodore, a Redlands native, will be bringing the beat.Queer friendly organizations will provide free medical, educational, and housing resources. TruEvolution will be joining us and offering free STI testing to those in need.

The event will be hosted at the historic Roosevelt Bowl in Perris Hill Park (San Bernardino). Known for its amazing nature and summer music festivals, this will be a chance to raise awareness. Being gay in America is becoming more difficult every day. We are so happy to be in California, where the weather is as amazing as the people. It promises to be a beautiful day filled with pride!

This will be our last call for LGBT-centered vendors and allies to partner with us! Our events are an excellent opportunity to make meaningful connections with LGBTQIA+ community members.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please email us at welcomehome@familyassist.org or sign up on our new registration link:

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My Place

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It is with great pleasure to announce at My Place that all staff are working hard to build our personal knowledge and skills through extensive and helpful trainings. These trainings help us to better assist and help our youth moving forward. Our youth that will be becoming of age soon are being placed into contact with the appropriate group/source for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) housing. Some of our youths are being helped with the process of applying for Job Corps. We have had the pleasure of helping our clients obtain necessary documentation to move forward once exiting our program.

Some of the youth departing My Place have been reunified with their families while others have found a long-term placement. Our staff has also had the pleasure of spending time with the youth outside of the shelter while going on diverse outings. Some educational while others just plain fun. Like always, the staff at My Place are excited about what’s to come in the lives of our youth.

Tiny Home Village

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Join us for our Fiesta on Friday, September 15th hosted by our amazing venue sponsor, Courtyard by Marriott in Hesperia to raise money for homeless youth in the High Desert. We will have food, drinks, music, raffles, and more from 5-11pm. Thank you to Patterson Print Shop for printing our event tickets and always supporting your community. If you would be interested in being a centerpiece sponsor or buy a table email vida@familyassist.org

Who will be the next to step up and sponsor a tiny home? You can be a part of the solution to end homelessness by donations to the tiny home village or by attending one of the fundraising events.
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Our House

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Clients at Our House have been enjoying end of school year activities, preparing for summer school to support their educational goals and enjoying our up and running rec room! Clients have been helping maintenance clear space for a new garden and enjoying more frequent nature outings: we’ve visited Silverwood Lake a couple of times and begun exploring local trails maintained by the Redlands Conservancy. We’ve started diverting our food scraps from the landfill by keeping a worm compost bin! Several clients are pretty enthusiastic about our new wiggly friends. We are happy to be sharing all these healthy and healing experiences with our youth.

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2023 Dreams Come True Gala

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Our annual Dreams Come True Gala will be on Saturday, October 7th at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center. Cocktail hour starts at 4:30pm. This year all proceeds will go towards our new LQBTQ+ Shelter, Welcome Home. Sponsors needed, contact ginger@familyassist.org

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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:

Open Positions

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

Thank Your to Our Community Partners

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Family Assistance Program envisions a community where each person has a loving, nurturing home life. We provide the tools necessary to create healthy interpersonal relationships, economic empowerment, and stable housing.

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