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A Community Enhancement Dialogue was held at CAC's North County Regional office today. CAC invited neighbors to share concerns and brainstorm solutions to emerging neighborhood problems. Thank you to all who attended including: Vincent Martinez Managing Partner of Twitchell and Rice LLP and CAC Board member, Good Samaritan, Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center, Santa Barbara County Public Health, Santa Maria Police Department, Union Plaza Senior Apartments, and a representative from the homeless community. The group, which is open to anyone who would like to discuss the climate of the neighborhood, will meet again in 3 months. The meeting generated ideas about safety improvements, resources for the homeless population, law enforcement support, plans for mental health services, and most importantly the connection with our neighbors.

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A Community Enhancement Dialogue was held at CAC's North County Regional office today. CAC invited neighbors to share concerns and brainstorm solutions to emerging neighborhood problems. Thank you to all who attended including: Vincent Martinez Managing Partner of Twitchell and Rice LLP and CAC Board member, Good Samaritan, Santa Maria Valley Youth and Family Center, Santa Barbara County Public Health, Santa Maria Police Department, Union Plaza Senior Apartments, and a representative from the homeless community. The group, which is open to anyone who would like to discuss the climate of the neighborhood, will meet again in 3 months. The meeting generated ideas about safety improvements, resources for the homeless population, law enforcement support, plans for mental health services, and most importantly the connection with our neighbors.

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Fran FormanA naturally forming grassroots effort to directly deal with a growing concern caused by homelessness. Very cool. Leadership at it's finest......4 days ago

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There they go again!  Making us all so proud with the provision of high quality, nationally recognized early care and education and family services. 

Amazing work and congratulations to the CAC Adams and Alvin Centers in Santa Maria on your accreditation from the National Association for the Education received today!!!!  A special mention to Becky Romero & Maggie Suarez for leading the charge! (Ms. Maggie is smiling down on you all!)

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There they go again! Making us all so proud with the provision of high quality, nationally recognized early care and education and family services. Amazing work and congratulations to the CAC Adams and Alvin Centers in Santa Maria on your accreditation from the National Association for the Education received today!!!! A special mention to Becky Romero & Maggie Suarez for leading the charge! (Ms. Maggie is smiling down on you all!)

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Fran FormanAnd congrats to our dear friends at the IV Isla Vista Youth Projects, I learned that they also received notice of accreditation today. I always knew that that was a wonderful place for children & their families too! Congrats LuAnn Miller and the amazing staff. "Takin' names in SB County"!4 days ago   ·  1
LuAnn MillerWhoo hoo!!! Congratulations to CAC Adams & Alvin as well!! We are proud to be in such great company!!!4 days ago   ·  2

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Foodbank of SB invited community members to discuss hunger at a town hall meeting at the New Life Christian Center in Lompoc. The panelists were Ashley Costa, Healthy Lompoc Coalition, Erik Talkin, Foodbank SB, joyce ellen lippman, Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, and CAC's own Rosa Zavala. Bonnie Campbell of the Foodbank hosted the discussion. Rosa did a wonderful job of representing CAC. We are very proud of Rosa and all the CAC staff members who work hard each day to combat hunger in our communities.

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Foodbank of SB invited community members to discuss hunger at a town hall meeting at the New Life Christian Center in Lompoc. The panelists were Ashley Costa, Healthy Lompoc Coalition, Erik Talkin, Foodbank SB, joyce ellen lippman, Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens, and CAC's own Rosa Zavala. Bonnie Campbell of the Foodbank hosted the discussion. Rosa did a wonderful job of representing CAC. We are very proud of Rosa and all the CAC staff members who work hard each day to combat hunger in our communities.