Page A10 • February 13, 2014 • Inland Empire Community Newspapers Prom Dresses wanted for Foster Youth, Donate New or Gently Used Prom Attire C PHOTO COURTESY Prom Dresses Donated for Foster Youth. Make their Prom a memorable one. T 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 prom. “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 today.” 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. PHOTO COURTESY 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. W 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: lowing 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 <http://ccc.csusb.edu> 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 system. Other library hours of operation include: 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 is available at 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 .
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