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At the nomination of Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea, the Irvine City Council awards Tender Touch Ministries, Inc., with a $1000.00 community partnership grant in support of program costs.
From the City of Irvine:
“Thank you for the important work and services your organization provides, which contribute to making Irvine a wonderful community. The City Council looks forward to receiving your project completion report on the great work accomplished.”
This all-day event features more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids’ crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.
Providing Service to the Community
At the heart of the Festival is the Community Partners Pavilion, where government, non-profit and local community groups have an opportunity to showcase their programs and services to the community.
Teen Challenge of Southern California was established in 1963 and includes nine regional facilities with seven strategically placed residential facilities throughout Southern California. Last year Teen Challenge served over 200,000 men, women and children in Southern California through its resident and outreach programs. The Teen Challenge residential program continues to be one of the largest and most effective substance abuse recovery and prevention programs of its kind.
For more information please visit www.teenchallenge.org
Palmer Lake Recovery has published guidance on substance abuse and addiction for veterans and families of veterans.
While the entire country is facing the plague of substance abuse, this is especially true for the veteran population.
From Volunteers of America:
More than 60 of Orange County’s most seriously ill homeless people are on track to move into housing with services to help them address health issues, under a new county contract approved Tuesday.
County health officials will choose the homeless people, based on assessments of their health vulnerabilities, and they will receive housing and services through a contract with The Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit that specializes in helping homeless people move from the streets into housing with on-site support services, and then into permanent housing.
The goal, officials said, is to help homeless people move off the streets, stabilize their health issues, develop positive relationships with other community members, and save public money in hospital emergency services and other costs.
Health issues will include one or more physical ailments, substance addictions, or mental illnesses, officials said. On-site staff will include case managers, mental health workers, psychiatrists, therapists, housing navigators, and peer recovery counselors who have been through experiences similar to the homeless people.
The contract was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday without public discussion, though they did talk about it at their April 24 meeting.
Many service members leave active duty with untreated mental and physical health issues. Five in 10 military veterans report a significant physical or mental health issue for which they are not receiving care. One in 10 veterans have considered suicide or made a plan to end their life by suicide.
Nearly eight in 10 service members leave the military without a job, expecting to quickly find meaningful employment that provides adequate remuneration once they leave the military.
Nearly a quarter of veterans in California with jobs are earning at or below the poverty level. Over three-quarters of those veterans without a job are not receiving assistance in finding a job.
At the same time, veterans also report needing time to figure out what they want to do in life once they leave the military.
Visit: https://www.voa.org for how you can assist.