Focus Topics

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Information about programs for caregivers of children and adolescents who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations that affect their performance in school and their ability to engage in one or more major life activities.

 

SERVICES FOR FOSTER YOUTH/FAMILIES

Information about programs for individuals who have adopted a child or are considering or in the process of adoption, birth parents who relinquished a child for adoption, people who were, themselves adopted, foster care providers, children in foster care, kinship caregivers (paternal or maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles and other family members, members of a child's tribe or clan, godparents, stepparents, neighbors, friends of the family or other adults who can serve as "family"), children cared for by relatives under a formal or informal kinship care arrangement and/or adults who, as children, were raised in foster or kinship care.

MENTORING

Information about programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment. Also, programs which provide male or female adult companionship, guidance and/or role models for young men or women who are from families in which adult figures of the same sex are absent or available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency. Also included are programs in which people in their teens provide companionship for younger children.

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE TO RE-ENTRY POPULATION

Information about programs that help people who have been released from a correctional facility make a successful transition to community life. Services generally include an assessment of the individual's needs, discussion of options and short-term case management involving coordination of needed services which may include housing location assistance, job training, job placement and retention services, legal assistance, literacy skills development, GED courses, parenting classes, life skills training, access to food and shelter resources, and other sources of support.

Free Tax Preparation Sites
(VITA, AARP Tax AIDE)

These programs offer free California (State) and Federal tax preparation at locations throughout San Bernardino County,  Families and individuals are eligible who earned less than 50,000 to 51,000 (dependant on location) in 2012. Tax returns are completed by IRS Certified Tax preparers. All sites are authorized IRS e-file providers.

 

For information about participating as a volunteer with these and many other programs, we recommend checking out HandsOn Inland Empire:

www.handsoninlandempire.org

2-1-1 Call Center

2-1-1 Call Center
Over 66,000 individuals and families in need connected with critical health and social services annually.

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