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Prom Dresses wanted for Foster Youth,
Donate New or Gently Used Prom Attire
Prom Dresses Donated for Foster Youth. Make their Prom a
memorable one.
hildren’s Fund, in partnership with San Bernardino
County Children and
Family Services’ Independent Living Program, is requesting donations of new or gently used prom
dresses, especially Large and XLarge sizes, for the foster youth
who are planning to attend their
“Together we host a Prom Extravaganza for foster youth in their
senior year of high school,” states
Kristin Williams, programs manager of Children’s Fund. “Prom is
an experience that every senior
should be able to attend. At the
Extravaganza community volunteers assist the youth with tips for
hair, nails, make-up, how to tie a
tie and are taught the proper etiquette for formal events.” The
event concludes with each foster
youth receiving a prom dress or
tuxedo rental certificate.
"As a father of 3 adult children, I
know how expensive it is to attend
prom", says Randy Schulz, director of Children and Family Services. "We can make sure our foster
youth have the opportunity to attend their prom with the help and
support of our local community.
Please help make a foster youth's
dreams come true by donating
Don’t have a dress? Consider donating shoes, purses, hair products,
belts, ties, jewelry, new/unused
make up and other prom essentials.
Start your spring cleaning early,
and give a foster youth a memorable prom experience. Donations
are being accepted at Children’s
Fund, 348 W. Hospitality Lane,
Suite 110, San Bernardino, CA
92408 through Monday, February
24, 2014. Or, you can make a
monetary donation, and Children’s
Fund will do the shopping for you.
Donations can be made at the office, or online at www.childrensfundonline.org.
Prom Dresses Donated for
Foster Youth. Make their
Prom a memorable one.
New hours of the Dorothy Inghram Branch Library
he days and hours of library
service for the Dorothy Inghram Branch Library of
the San Bernardino Public Library
System at 1505 W. Highland Ave.
will change effective Tuesday, February 18 as part of a collaboration
Solomon's Ujamaa Center, Inc.
Library services including check
out of materials will then be available Tuesday through Saturday, 2
p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 to 2
p.m. Library information is available is 909-887-4494.
Solomon’s Ujamaa Center, Inc.
will offer services including children's programs, parenting classes,
homework assistance and other activities promoting family literacy.
Solomon’s services that will be offered in the library will be available
Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.to 6
p.m. & Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"The collaboration between the city
of San Bernardino, the Library
Board of Trustees and Solomon's
Ujamaa Center, Inc. along with the
Friends of the Dorothy Inghram Library plans to begin operation on
February 18,” said Owusu Hodari,
executive director of Solomon's
Ujamaa Center, Inc. “Those involved in the collaboration have developed a five-year plan to maintain
the operation of the Dorothy Inghram Library. This collaboration
began July 1, 2013.” Solomon's
Ujamaa Center's "Family Re-
silience, Education & Empowerment Program" will provide the folservices:
Motheread/Fatheread (10-week)
parent/child bonding classes. Parenting Classes: "How to Raise
Emotionally Healthy Children.”
After-school homework assistance
for children (K-8) is scheduled
Monday through Friday 3 to 6 p.m.
Sign-ups for the classes start March
3. Please call 909-880-3200 to enroll. “The Library Board unanimously supported the partnership
with Solomon’s Ujamaa as part of
our strategy to keep the Inghram Library open during a period of great
budget uncertainty,”
said SBPL Library Board Presi-
CSUSB offering sound, affordable,
confidential counseling
ith the start of the winter term, the Community Counseling Center
at Cal State San Bernardino is now
taking appointments.
Counseling 100 to 200 clients
each year, the counseling center focuses on helping individuals, from
students to the general public, in the
Inland Empire.
When it comes to counseling,
says Ed Teyber, the director for the
center and a professor of psychology at CSUSB, people do the opposite of what you might expect
them to do in trying times.
“They’re just trying to manage,” he
says. “They get kind of overwhelmed and so they just don’t
come to counseling.”
The Community Counseling Center offers long-term, low-cost counseling on a sliding fee scale, and it
“never turns anyone away for financial hardship,” says Teyber.
The CSUSB Community Counseling Center offers quality confidential counseling services to
individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, life
changes and relationship problems,
including marital issues. Counseling for children or those wishing to
work on personal growth is offered
as well.
Day and evening appointments
are available, and the center also
makes referrals. The Community
Counseling Center is staffed by
qualified CSUSB graduate students
and is supervised by Cal State San
Bernardino faculty, who are licensed psychologists. Teyber has
overseen the center since 1979.
For information, call the CSUSB
Community Counseling Center at
(909) 537-5569 or visit its website
dent Milton Clark. “The change in
hours will allow for Solomon to
provide additional services to the
community without adversely impacting the services the library offers. We are looking forward to the
collaboration." The Inghram Branch
is one of four libraries in the SBPL
Other library hours of operation
Feldheym Central at 555 W.
Sixth St., Monday throughThursday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is closed
Friday and Sunday. Information
is available at 909-381-8201.
Rowe (108 E. Marshall) and Villasenor Branches (525 N. Mt. Ver-
non) are open Monday and Tuesday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3
p.m. Both are closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Rowe information
909-883-3411 and Villasenor can
be contacted at 909-383-5156.
Various online services are available to SBPL library cardholders via
the library’s web site at
www.sbpl.org including renewing
books, placing holds, a wide variety
of subscription databases offering
information and checking out
eBooks and audiobooks from Overdrive. Further information is available at www.sbpl.org .