by H. Chung So, Public Information Officer
Antelope Valley residents welcomed the grand opening of the Antelope Valley Community Family Resource Center (AV CFRC) during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in early February. The first of its kind in the area, the Lancaster center will serve as a regional hub for residents to access services provided by government agencies and community nonprofits. The center’s programming will include community outreach and prevention-oriented activities that will empower community voice and leadership while mitigating risk factors and increasing engagement, access, and wellbeing. The AV CFRC is located at 44226 10th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534, and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
LACDMH invested $1.5 million of funding in FY 21/22 to support the AV CFRC project and two similar centers are planned for the Palmdale and Wilsona/Lake Los Angeles area in the near future. A collaborative project, the SV CFRC is made possible with support from Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and partnerships with Antelope Valley Partners for Health, Casey Family Programs, Children’s Bureau, First 5 LA, L.A. County’s Chief Executive Office, and Department of Children and Family Services.
The AV CFRC completion supports LACDMH efforts to establish Community Access Platforms where individuals organically gather, learn, work, play, and worship; where social determinants of health, which impact an individual or communities, are identified and mitigated and there is timely access to resources.
For more information, check out our press release.