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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Walk to raise awareness about human trafficking

The San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) will draw attention to the crime of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking one step at a time. The coalition will host its 2020 Human Trafficking Awareness Walk on Jan. 25 in San Bernardino. Registration for the annual event, now in its tenth year, will begin at 8 a.m. at the Children’s Network office at 825 E. Hospitality Ln. in San Bernardino. There will be speakers at the event at 9 a.m. Walkers will leave the Children’s Network office at 10 a.m. and head east towards Tippecanoe and back around to the starting point. Participants can preregister for the free event at http://TINY.CC/39YDFZ

“Human trafficking and sexual exploitation of children are often thought of as only occurring in foreign countries, but it happens here and we’re all responsible for educating ourselves and others about the realities of trafficking in our own neighborhoods and communities,” said CASE Coordinator, Angel Magallanes. “Commercial sexual exploitation affects children in all parts of our county– all children are vulnerable.”

The San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation formed in 2009 to address commercial sexual exploitation of children in the county. It’s a collaborative effort among child-serving county departments, service agencies and community members.

Quarterly CASE outreach & education meetings are the second Tuesday of the month. For locations or more information, contact Angel Magallanes at (909) 383-9677 or email her at

“We look forward to the community coming together and joining us in creating awareness of this important issue that impacts our community,” said Magallanes. “With each step of the walk, we take a step toward ending human trafficking and modern day slavery.”

The San Bernardino County Coalition Against Sexual Exploitation is helping the community achieve the Countywide Vision by promoting the protection of children and promoting public safety and health. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at .

San Bernardino County Homeless Point-In-Time Count and Survey

On Jan. 23, field teams of volunteers will canvass all of the county’s cities, towns and unincorporated communities in an effort to count, survey and assist the county’s homeless population.

Volunteers will include members of the public, community groups, County employees, homeless service providers, and private-sector stakeholders. Volunteers who are able to engage with homeless individuals will ask specific survey questions, offer hygiene kits, and provide information on who to contact for homeless services.

Data collected during the Point-In Time Count (PITC) is critical to effective strategic planning and is the main source of data used by the federal government to track the number, demographics and needs of people experiencing homelessness throughout the county. These numbers are also used to determine federal funding allocations to address homelessness.

For the second year, volunteers will conduct the entire unsheltered Point-In-Time Count by use of a web-based application designed specifically for the San Bernardino County PITC.  Volunteers will need to have an Internetwork Operating System (IOS-Apple) or Android “smart” phone in order to conduct the survey.

The annual PITC, coordinated by the San Bernardino Office of Homeless Services (OHS) in conjunction with the San Bernardino County Homeless Partnership (SBCHP), is designed to obtain an estimated number of homeless individuals and families in San Bernardino County on a given day and to discover their specific needs.

Individuals and organizations are invited to volunteer to participate in the PITC, which will be conducted on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 10 a.m. throughout San Bernardino County.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, please visit . If you have questions regarding the count call the OHS at (909) 386-8297 or email Claudia Doyle at

The OHS works to develop countywide public and private partnerships and to coordinate services and resources to end homelessness in San Bernardino County. Through this, OHS is helping to achieve the Countywide Vision by working to create a sustainable system of community health, public safety, and housing. Information on the Countywide Vision and OHS can be found at

Second Saturdays Return to Victor Valley Museum

January 11th monthly event returns with fossil event

Victor Valley Museum’s Second Saturday returns on Saturday, January 11, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with “Diggin’ It!”  The monthly programs are an opportunity for visitors and families with children to participate in engaging, hands-on making and art activities related to the museum’s collections  emphasizing the High Desert’s cultural and natural history

Diggin It! will provide visitors the opportunity to examine and study like paleontologists and geologists utilizing the fossil evidence from the San Bernardino County Museum’s vast collections. Partnering for this event will be the Western Science Center. Visitors will have the opportunity to create clay molds of native fossils, excavate an Early Cambrian Trilobite, reconstruct a 2-D Mammoth skeleton, and create their own fossilized amber specimen!

Second Saturdays at the Victor Valley Museum and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating the arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. Regular museum days and hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student), EBT cardholders are $1. Children under 5 and the San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Old West Days Returns to San Bernardino County Museum

Experience the “Old West” in New Ways

Old West Days returns to the San Bernardino County Museum the weekend of Jan. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring demonstrations, re-enactors, engaging activities, and entertainment, visitors can participate in numerous activities, like quilting, leatherworking, rope lassoing, pose for old style photographs in western clothing with a stagecoach backdrop, and try their luck at card games like Faro, Vingt Un and Grand Hazard.

Nineteen local nonprofit partners are participating in the event, including the UCCE 4H Club, San Bernardino County Regional Parks Calico Ghost Town, Old Spanish Trail Association, Spanish Town Heritage Foundation, Malki Museum, Big Bear Historical Society, Heritage Trails Association, San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society, Mission Inn Museum, Riverside Historical Society, Riverside County Parks Open Space District, Gilman Ranch Hands, Inland Empire Handweavers Guild, the Crosstwisters, UCCE San Bernardino Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers, Redlands Conservancy, Inland Resource Conservation Gardening, and the Valley Prospectors of San Bernardino.

The Brennans, a popular bluegrass family band that was a big hit at the event in 2019, will perform on both days throughout the event. Re-enactor Pico Pistolero, certified scoundrel and snake-oil pitchman, will be demonstrating card games, tricks, and scams.

Jennifer Dickerson, the Museum’s Curator of History said, “We can’t wait for history buffs, families, and other visitors to be able to travel back in time and experience the Old West again right here at the San Bernardino County Museum. Our community partners will help us immerse guests in the rambunctious and lively early history of our region with engaging demonstrations and fun activities.”

The San Bernardino County Museum’s exhibits of regional, cultural and natural history and the Museum’s other exciting events and programs reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors.

The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Old West Days is included with general admission: $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Poverty Awareness Month Activities and Events

January is Poverty Awareness Month and throughout the month, San Bernardino County Human Services and partners will have a number of events and activities to elevate awareness about intergenerational poverty and services provided by the County and community:

In addition, there will be a number of events and activities to for the public to attend:

Poverty Awareness Screening and Panel Discussion

Thursday, Jan. 21 Noon – 2 p.m.

San Bernardino Valley College

701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino,  Room B-100


Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10 AM – 12 PM

Victor Valley College

18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, California 92395

Student Activities Center (SAC) Building 44, A-D (upstairs)


On the Right Start Resource Fairs

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 9 a.m. – Noon

IEHP Community Resource Center

12353 Mariposa Rd.

Suites C-2 & C-3, Victorville


Friday, Jan. 17, 9 a.m. – Noon

Home of Neighborly Services

839 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino


Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – Noon

San Bernardino Valley College

701 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., San Bernardino

Room B-100 – Parking in Lots 9,10 &11

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