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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Don’t forget to get bugged at the Victor Valley Museum on Saturday

girls bugsExperience a hands-on adventure into the world of bugs at the Victor Valley Museum during Bug Fest, Saturday, August 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bug Fest activities are included with museum general admission. Families can explore the world of arthropods—insects, spiders, and crustaceans—with insect games, insect stories and activities, and creepy-crawly craft creations to take home. Peer through microscopes, explore for insects in the museum garden, meet special guest insects live and in person, and learn some amazing facts in the Believe It or Not bug trivia game.

The Victor Valley Museum is at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student). Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit

Free credit, budgeting and savings seminar for Inland Empire residents

Are you struggling to make ends meet?  Would you like to learn how to create a budget or use credit more wisely? SaveYourHome

HomeStrong USA will present a free seminar on “Turning Cents into Dollars” on Saturday August 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at their offices in Rancho Cucamonga.  Reservations are recommended.  Call 877-647-8764.  Click here for more information.

Celebrate National Health Center Week at County health centers

Caduceus with First-aid KitThe Department of Public Health Clinic Operations will commemorate National Health Center Week with events at the new Adelanto Health Center on Tuesday August 12 and Thursday August 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and at the Hesperia Health Center on Wednesday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be resource tables, nutritional demonstrations, free incentives, a visit from The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center Breathmobile®, and more!

In addition to providing patient-centered quality care, America’s health centers, like those in Hesperia and Adelanto, serve as local solutions for affordable and accessible health care by:

  • Reducing ethnic and income health disparities nationwide, even in the poorest and most challenged communities
  • Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings
  • Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the ER
  • Generating a system of preventive medicine that patients use regularly to stay healthy, thus saving lives

The theme for this year’s National Health Center Week is “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities.”

“Our health centers provide our community members the ability to take charge of their health by expanding their health knowledge base,” said Dr. Meaghan Ellis, Chief of Community Health Services/Health Center Director. “It is our intention that when a client seeks care from us they will not only feel better, but will also leave with educational tools they themselves can use to improve their health and wellbeing. We provide a range of services onsite – primary care services, pediatrics, immunizations, TB screening, HIV care, even mental health services, all under one roof.”

Please join us at the Hesperia Health Center, 16453 Bear Valley Road and the Adelanto Health Center, 11336 Bartlett Avenue, to celebrate the vital work of our health centers.

For more information on our health centers and National Health Center Week, contact the Department of Public Health, Clinic Operations at (800) 722-4777 or visit

Do you or someone you know need assistance with child support?

childsupportbannerChild Support Awareness Month is here!

During the month of August, the San Bernardino County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) will be coordinating its outreach efforts to raise local awareness of the services DCSS offers to the community.

DCSS assists families by:

  • Establishing orders for child & medical support;
  • Establishing parentage;
  • Locating absent parents;
  • Enforcing support orders;
  • Collecting and distributing child support payments.

By raising awareness about the services it provides, DCSS directly supports the Countywide Vision to facilitate family self-sufficiency and reduce childhood poverty throughout the county.

Do you or someone you know need assistance with child support? Visit the DCSS website at or call (877) 901-3212 to learn about the services the department offers.

DCSS is here to help you with all of your child support needs.

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