AVPH seeks to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and underserved population of the Antelope Valley. This population includes adults and children of diverse ethnic origins who are currently living at or below the poverty line, have no access to health care services and must overcome the geographic barriers from living in the area. AVPH has made significant changes in the following areas: access to health care, community needs assessments, mental health care in schools, dental health for low income children, nutrition and physical activity programs for children and their families, infant mortality issues, women’s health education, housing concerns for transitional foster youth, case management services for pregnant women, developed a community resource directory, developed a community based care management consortium for senior citizens, addressed transportation issues, developed and implemented a coordinated comprehensive community network to support at-risk youth and their families, and played a lead role in most local health and health policy issues.
Senior Services: Handy Worker Program
The HandyWorker Program provides minor home repairs to income-qualified households in the unincorporated areas of the Antelope Valley in the 5th Supervisorial District. The HandyWorker program provides services that contribute to the health and safety of life through minor home repairs. A particular concern is homes with seniors where their health and safety needs are not being met.
For more information on the Handy Worker program, click here.
- The Supporting Youth Victims program provides resource, support and services to all youth from the ages of 6-17 that have been impacted directly or in-directly from the opioid crisis.
- The Ready to Rise Program, is an expansion to the Supporting Youth Victims program to increase services to the youth in the Antelope Valley from the ages of 11 to 24.
- With the United Way grant, AVPH plans to increase the rates of low-income students who graduate from high school prepared for college and a career.
- The United We Mentor program helps to empower youth in the Antelope Valley community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential.
For more information on Youth Services, click here.
- The AVPH Healthy Families America Home Visitation Program enhances the lives of at-risk children and families.
- Welcome Baby is a free, community-wide, voluntary program that provides hospital and home-based support for pregnant and postpartum women.
- AVPH’s Lactation Center offers a safe and private place for new moms needing support and education regarding breastfeeding and nutrition.
- The Prevention and Aftercare program provides monitored visitation for families that are receiving services from the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
- Kinship Programs for Relatives and Non-Relative Extended Family Members (NREFM)
- Antelope Valley Connect Day helps those experiencing homelessness as well as those at risk of becoming homeless on their path to wellbeing.
- The AVPH Food Pantry takes place every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
- CalFresh Healthy Living-Healthy Communities Initiative which aims to reduce obesity among SNAP-Ed eligible populations.
- Smoke- Free Outdoor Areas aims to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in outdoor areas.
- AVPH is partnering with Golden State Opportunity outreach program to increase CalFresh enrollment in targeted zip codes within Los Angeles County.
- We Count LA
- Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors is the first evidence-based program developed by and for Latino parents with children ages 0-5.
- CAL EITC 4 ME: 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.
For more information on AVPH’s family services, click here.
Additional information on AVPH’s Community Resources can be found on the website, click here.
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