Community In Focus
October, 2019 - Issue #181
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Support Bridge to Home's Goal of a New Shelter Facility
Tickets NOW on Sale for Soup for the Soul

Bridge to Home, the primary homeless services provider in the Santa Clarita Valley, invites the community to their premier fundraiser Soup for the Soul - Sera in Italia. Enjoy an Evening in Italy with simmering soups crafted fresh from the garden, prepared by your favorite local restaurants. In addition to soups, guests will enjoy savory appetizers, craft brews, fine wines and decadent desserts. Your participation in this Italian affair will help Bridge to Home with their mission of providing resources to those experiencing homelessness in our community.

"Highlights of this year's event will be updates on two of the
landmark projects in our Santa Clarita 2020 STRATEGIC PLAN -
the new Canyon Country Community Center and the
Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station."

"Now is a pivotal time in making a true, lasting impact on homeless in our community," said Executive Director Michael Foley. "We recently announced that we have secured a large portion of the funds necessary to keep our shelter services running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. However, there is still a $250,000 funding gap we need to meet."

The grant from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) contract in the amount of $840,000 will fund 60 beds. The funds from this new contract cover 75 percent of the cost of the expansion. Bridge to Home is launching a significant fundraising campaign to fill the gap and provide the services and resources needed in Santa Clarita. Bridge to Home is also in the process of building a new shelter facility.

Join your friends at the beautiful new Bella Vida to learn more about Bridge to Home's mission, enjoy live entertainment, bid on fabulous auction items and much more!

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers

Since 1980, Samuel Dixon Family Health Center, Inc. has been a safety net for underserved communities, providing affordable primary healthcare, dental, mental health and enrollment services. They participate in programs that tailor to the needs of those who are of low income, lack insurance coverage or are underinsured. Their mission is to help those most in need and will never refuse services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. With three convenient health centers located throughout the Santa Clarita Valley - Val Verde Health Center, Canyon Country Health Center and Newhall Health Center and two outreach programs on the campuses of California Institute of the Arts and College of the Canyons - they provide a full array of services including: oral health, mental health, chronic disease management, family planning, health education, immunizations, wellness exams, screenings and diagnostic tests, community resources and enrollment assistance into My Health LA, MediCal, MediCare and Covered California. This past year, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers provided services to over 8,000 individuals accounting for over 16,000 patient visits. Their 17th annual signature fundraiser, the Dixon Duck Dash, aka Rubber Ducky Festival, will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Bridgeport Park. The free family event begins at 11am.

Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep, motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Centre Pointe Business Banking Office 753-5693
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