Happy Holidays at Presidio Springs in Santa Barbara-A good time was had by all in Presidio Springs, a housing complex for seniors and disabled folks. The CAC Healthy Senior Lunch Program in community action! (9 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
5th Annual Family and Youth Services Holiday Dinner (8 photos) ... See MoreSee Less
Over 40 young men and women attended the Family and Youth Services Holiday Dinner at Lilley’s Building Hall in Lompoc, Ca on December 11. The dinner was an opportunity for the youth from all over the county to come together and share a traditional meal along with some fun activities. Also in attendance were parents whose sons or daughters participate in the programs. Youth from the following FYS programs attended the party: Los Compadres Program, Las Comadres, Youth Corps and the Youth Leadership Group from Santa Maria.
Eddie Taylor (right) is receiving a meal from Vince Phillips (left), CAC Meal Delivery Driver. Mr. Taylor was a philosophy teacher at community college. He carefully planned for his retirement but his health took a turn for the worse and his medical expenses depleted his savings. He struggles daily to make ends meet.
In an unsolicited letter, he writes, "This program is the most essential and important program I have ever been involved with and it has gone the distance to keeping me alive for 6 full months or more now."
Nearly 300 seniors like Eddie receive a meal in their home each day. That includes for the weekend too. Eddie also stated in his letter, "Vince is wonderful! Thank you and May God Bless You All!"
We are truly honored to be lovingly preparing food and bringing it into people's homes. ... See MoreSee Less
The South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs hosted the 3rd Annual Service Providers Summit at the Carrillo Recreation Center in Santa Barbara. Youth-serving professionals gathered to network, exchange ideas and learn about the latest developments in preventing community violence and serving youth. The keynote speech was delivered by Jerry Tello, an internationally recognized expert in the areas of fatherhood, family strengthening, community peace and mobilization and culturally based violence prevention/intervention issues.