Additional Services

Additional Supports & Resources

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Monday - Thursday 7:30AM-6PM & Friday 7:30AM-11:30AM

Stay Active, Healthy & Informed

 

The Community Resource Center in Palmdale is open to the public and proud to serve the Antelope Valley!

 

 

 

The Community Resource Center is open 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

 

On-site and telephonic one-on-one health insurance screenings and application assistance for Medi-Cal, Medicare, and Covered CA is offered. Take advantage of the Medicare and Covered CA Open Enrollment period to find individual or family plans. To learn more about these services, please call our Center at 213-438-5580 or schedule an appointment online.

 

 

Select Services Are Available

 

Services provided include: Member services, enrollment services, resource referrals such as food assistance, and telehealth services.

 

 

Although onsite classes are still not available, you can always join the on-demand classes which are posted on the Community Resource Center YouTube channel. Learn about nutrition education, try a new recipe or simply take some time to relax with our Yoga classes. Classes are free and available to everyone. Don’t forget to subscribe so you get notified when we upload a new video!



 

On-demand classes include:

 

·Fitness and Exercise Classes, such as Yoga and Zumba

·Nutrition and Healthy Cooking Classes

·Health Education

·Classes for Kids and Families



 

 

 

 

All classes and programs are free and open to everyone! The classes are being taught by our professional resource center instructors.

 

 



 

Monthly Food Pantry on Friday, December 17

 

We have partnered with Trinity Harvest to host a monthly walk-up food pantry for the community on Friday, December 17 from 1pm - 4pm at our Community Resource Center in Palmdale.

 

 

New Parenting Classes

 

Thursdays bring a new virtual parenting class led via Zoom titled Los Niños Bien Educados. This class is offered in Spanish and acceptable for court hours. Please call 213-438-5580 for details and to register.

 

 

Thursdays | 9am - 10am

 

 

New Member Orientation

 

Come to a Member Orientation and get a $10 gift card! This offer is eligible for L.A. Care Medi-Cal Members, and plan partners such as Blue Shield Promise Health Plan.

 

Monday through Friday

9am – 5pm

Walk-ins welcome, appointments preferred.

 

 

 

FEATURED ON-DEMAND CLASSES



 

Healthy Cooking

Prepare your holiday cookies with this easy to make sugar cookie recipe. Enjoy this short video over and over again with each batch!



This class is available at any time.

 

 

 

 

Power Over Stress

Help fight the holiday blues with this informative video. Learn tips to help you get through the seasonal stress and occasional sadness.



This class is available at any time.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Cooking (Spanish)

This alternative tamale recipe video is a great way to enjoy a holiday staple with a healthy twist.



This class is available at any time.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTER HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY FROM 9AM - 5PM

2072 E. PALMDALE BLVD, PALMDALE, CA 93350

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE OR CALL US AT 213-438-5580

 

 

 

 





 

PHENOMENAL WOMEN’S WELLNESS BI-WEEKLY 10-11:30 AM   GOOD MENTAL HEALTH IS ESSENTIAL TO OVERALL WELL-BEING ♥- A GROUP FOR WOMEN ♥RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS, TREATMENT OPTIONS, SERVICES ♥ REDUCE THE STIGMA ♥INTERVENTION STRATEGIES, HEALTHY COPING SKILLS♥SUPPORT FROM OTHER PHENOMENAL WOMEN!♥

Join on your computer or mobile app

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Phone Conference ID: 807 953 117#

 

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ENGLISH 1-3PMLEARN HOW TO CULTIVATE AND MAINTAIN POSITIVE AND SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH SELF AND OTHERS.

JOURNALING THE BEGINNING OF THE GROUP WE WILL ALTERNATE WITH MDITATION OR SEDENTARY ACTIVITIES

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TUESDAY:

 

• WHAT'S THE WORD, “WORD UP!” 10-11:30 AM  BUILD AND STRENGTHEN SUPPORT NETWORKS BY SHARING COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND LEARN ABOUT WAYS TO GIVE AND ASK FOR HELP.

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• ART @ HOME1-3PM: CREATE POSITIVE ACTIVITIES USING COMMON HOUSEHOLD GOODS TO EXPRESS SELF & RELIEVE STRESS.

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WEDNESDAY:

 

• POETRY 1-3PMA GREAT TOOL FOR WELLNESS THROUGH SELF-EXPRESSION. USE CREATIVE WRITING AND POETRY TO REFLECT, EXPRESS AND SHARE EMOTION AND THOUGHT WITH OTHERS.

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THURSDAY

 

MARVELOUS MEN’S GROUP 2ND AND 4TH THURDSDAY OF THE MONTH 1-3PM :  IT’S VERY HUMAN TO WANT TO SHARE YOUR INNER EXPERIENCE – INCLUDING YOUR SITUATIONS, EMOTIONS, CONCERNS, INSECURITIES, ETC. YOU ARE NOT ALONE IN DESIRING AUTHENTIC CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER MEN ON A SIMILAR PATH. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURSUING YOUR CAREER OR WANTING TO BE A BETTER FATHER – A MEN’S GROUP CAN MAKE YOU A BETTER MAN! 

Join on your computer or mobile app

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+1 323-776-6996,, United States, Los Angeles (Toll)

Phone Conference ID: 807 953 117#

 

• WHAT'S THE WORD, WORD UP! 10-11:30 AM: BUILD AND STRENGTHEN SUPPORT NETWORKS BY SHARING COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND LEARN ABOUT WAYS TO GIVE AND ASK FOR HELP.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

+1 323-776-6996,,  United States, Los Angeles

Phone Conference ID: 469 381 844#

 

 

FRIDAY​​

 WHAT'S THE WORD, WORD UP! 10-11:30 AM: 

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Phone Conference ID: 469 381 844#

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ENGLISH 1-3PM:

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Phone Conference ID: 452 617 990#

 

 

After Hours Teen Call Line

 

 

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Hungry?  CalFresh Can Help.

If you're a student enrolled half-time or more, you might be eligible for CalFresh.

APPLY HERE

Campus resources can be found at:

Student Health Services https://www.avc.edu/studentservices/health

Basic Needs:  https://www.avc.edu/basicneeds

Need more info? Email studenthealth@avc.edu

CA COVID-19 RENT RELIEF 

Apply Now: HousingisKey.com or call 833-430-2122

 

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CA-COVID 19 RENT FLYER

 

CA-COVID 19 Rent Relief

WEDO Connection Post & Drop-In Center   45111 Fern Avenue Lancaster, CA    (661) 949-1206 CCAV.ORG/CONNECTION

Clothing Assistance-Laundry & Shower Access-Housing Assistance-Hot Meals Available-GED Assistance-Mental Health Services-Support Groups-Employment Assistance

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No Cost COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

Quick and easy vaccination at no cost to you.  Individuals 16+ are eligible.  Visit myturn.ca.gov and scroll to find us!

Monday-Sunday  11AM - 7 PM  Palmdale Oasis Park Rec Center 3850 E. Avenue S Palmdale, CA 93550

 

COVID-19 Update Group

Join us to learn about the latest updates about the pandemic. Every Friday 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Click here to join the meeting on Teams.

For more info contact Cassandra Morga cmorga@dmh.lacounty.gov

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Immigration VAXX Info

Immigration VAXX Spanish

 

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The American Lung Association is committed to helping educate, intervene and prevent the use of tobacco and nicotine by the next generation. This is especially important because close to 95 percent of smokers try their first cigarette before the age of 21. With the Federal Drug Administration's recent announcement about teen vaping reaching epidemic levels, the fight against nicotine and tobacco has become even more vital. The resource link below offers  the tools to not only talk about the dangers of tobacco but to provide the tools to help quit if already addicted. 

Resource Link click here.  

American Lung Association TEENS

 

CAL Connect

https://www.calhopeconnect.org/

Helping to fund, develop, and implement mental health services at the state, regional, and local levels. We are delivering crisis counseling support for Californians impacted by COVID-19, with funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

This service is part of the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program run by the California Department of Health Care Services, in response to the COVID-19 emergency. See the CalHOPE website for more state resources.

WE EXIST  

LGBTQ+ Support Groups Information offered through Tarzana Treatment Center

for more info please call (818) 527-6562 or  WeExist@tarzanatc.org

LGBTQ+ Support Group

 

LGBTQ+ Support Group

Department of Mental Health Supports for All

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Wellness and Personal Care Kits from the Ohana Center

For more information contact ahanacneterav@gmail.com

 

Thriving Dads Info Flyer

Thriving Dads Virtual Classes Tuesdays @ 5:30PM

Please contact Andrew Sanchez directly at (213) 421-1619 or email asanchez@sbaycenter.com for link to join.

 

FURS Hotline Flyer Youth 2021

 

 

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DV Shelter DMH Hotlines

 

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Need County and Community Resources?  Access The 2020 People's Guide here by clicking on the link below.  The guide is available in both English and Spanish.  Contact studenthealth@avc.edu if we can help get you connected!

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LACO_English_2020_Peoples_Guide_Final.pdf

 

LACO_Spanish_2020_Peoples_Guide_Final.pdf

 

 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline LOGO

National Domestic Violence Hotline  1.800.799.7233

https://www.thehotline.org/

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline LOGO

National Suicide Prevention Hotline  1.800.273.8255

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

 

Department of Social Services   Dpss logo

Cal Fresh https://www.cdss.ca.gov/

Students can apply for CalFresh at: https://students.getcalfresh.org/

Other benefits and information available at the Your Benefits Now website: https://www.yourbenefits.laclrs.org/ybn/Index.html

The DPSS Customer Service Center can be reached at (866) 613-3777.

 

Medi-cal

https://www.medi-cal.ca.gov/

 

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Trevor Project phone number

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

 

Disaster Response Resources  red telephone with keys depicting symbols of resources during a disaster: ambulance, doctor, red cross, person running, megaphone and fire extinguisher

The recent wildfires in Northern and Southern California have been disruptive and traumatic for communities throughout the state.

The California Community Colleges (CCCs) in impacted areas are experiencing significant disruptions to school functioning, and
face challenges to returning to normalcy. Many students, faculty, staff, and administrators have been directly affected by the loss of
life and property from these fires.

Coping Strategies for College Students
The following strategies are adapted from SAMHSA's four-page Tips for College Students: After a Disaster or Other Trauma
tipsheet.

  • Talk about your emotions with peers, family, a professor, a counselor, or another trusted person. If you have physical ailments, visit the health center or talk to your physician.
  • Take care of yourself. This includes exercising and stretching, deep breathing or meditation, and eating healthy meals when available.
  • Take a break from social media and television.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
  • Get back to your daily routines, even if you don't feel like it, to regain a sense of control.
  • Get involved in your community and recovery efforts.
Ways to Help
 
KQED News lists links to organizations accepting money, plus information about how to provide shelter, volunteer, and donate items.
 
Los Angeles station KTLA 5 lists where to donate funds, how to help animals affected by fires, and where to volunteer.
 
Crisis Resources
 
This Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (Spanish: Hablanos) to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
 
Anyone experiencing emotional crisis can text COURAGE to 741-741 to communicate with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor. The Chancellor's Office partnered with Crisis Text Line to develop outreach materials for the CCC (watch the archived webinar to learn more). 
 
National Child Traumatic Stress Institute https://www.nctsn.org/search?query=mass+trauma  Helpful website with Trauma Therapy Information on mass trauma
Resources to Share with Students
 
This four-page SAMHSA tipsheet outlines signs of distress and ways that college students can cope with disaster in a healthy way.
 
Disaster Preparedness for College Students
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension compiled this list of action planning tips and emergency kit supplies specifically for college students. It includes considerations for living away from family and in a dorm or apartment.
 

Crisis Resources
SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline
This Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused
disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (Spanish: Hablanos) to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Crisis Text Line
Anyone experiencing emotional crisis can text HOME to 741-741 to communicate with a compassionate, trained crisis counselor.
 

Valley Oasis Liaison

On campus Sexual Assault Advocate, Angelina Alvarez can be reached at (661) 341-7962 or at aalvarez@avdvc.org for assistance or support regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking past or present.  

Student Health 101

Student Health Services is currently offering Student Health 101, a free online magazine. Each monthly issue is full of relevant, timely information, from eating well and staying active to managing stress and studies; Student Health 101 has it all. To locate Student Health 101,click on Student Health 101 on the left side of the website or log in to myAVC, click on College Services and find the link under Health Services. Read the latest issue of Student Health 101 and view archived issues.

Student Health 101 Link to June Issue

General Health Reference Guide

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Last updated: May 17, 2022