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Below are recent community partner projects and programs. For more partner project and programs please visit the Healthy Lompoc Coalition Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We are unfortunately unable to share all of the wonderful work our community partners are doing during this time, so please view past newsletters and our community folder for more information. If you have an idea you would like to share, please send it our way!
Vaccinate Lompoc
#VaccinateLompoc #TogetherTowardHealth
Funding for the Vaccinate Lompoc Campaign was provided by Together Toward Health, a program of the Public Health Institute, through funding from a group of philanthropic organizations. Find more information on our social media or click here to download the Vax Facts Sheet. More COVID-19 vaccine information is available on the State and County Public Health pages.

Healthy People Healthy Trails Challenge

Join the Healthy People Healthy Trails Challenge! Sign up and pledge to be active outdoors through October. Sign up here.  Share your photos and tag @healthypeoplehealthytrails to show how you’re getting  outdoors! Visit the Wildling Museum in Solvang to view the "Art from the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County" Exhibit, showing now through October 3, 2021.

Healthy People Healthy Trails Steering Committee members celebrating Wildling Museum Open House on August 29, 2021. Photo by George Rose. 
City Of Lompoc
Streetscape
Multi-Modal
Improvement Plan

The City of Lompoc has received grant funding to make streetscape and transportation improvements along the Highway 1 and 246 corridors, and is seeking the community’s input. Find more information and take the survey at: www.cityoflompoc.com/streetscape.
Wonderbook Island

Join the Lompoc Library and Charlotte's Web Bookmobile on fun early learning activities with Wonderbook Island. Go to the Lompoc Library website to sign up.
LandSat Nine

Visit https://explorelompoc.com/landsat/ for many interactive virtual and local opportunities to engage with the week of launch, from  September 19- September 23, 2021. The LandSat Nine launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base will be on Thursday September 23, 2021.
One activity option is NASA 's interactive LandSat Nine tour takes you through the process of creating the Landsat satellites! The LandSat Nine is the most advanced Landsat satellite to date that will observe changes in the Earth from orbit. Mark Your Calanders for the September 23rd LandSat launch and take the virtual tour today! 🛰️
Emergencies & Disaster Preparedness

Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies with the Independent Living Resource Center. Visit their website today. #DAFN #DDAR
LIVESTRONG At The YMCA

Join the Lompoc Family YMCA starting September 2, 2021 for their LIVESTRONG sessions. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot. For more program information please visit the YMCA website
Community Education Foundation 
Walk-A-Thon

The week of September 4-12, 2021 The Lompoc Community Education Foundation will be hosting a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser.  You can choose to walk one day or all week long! Funds raised will support local graduating High School Seniors. To participate and for more information please visit their website

Food In The Lompoc Valley
 
In Lompoc we are fortunate that many of our local organizations are offering additional services to ensure our community has sufficient access to food. 
Please check regularly for the most up to date offerings, volunteer needs and food distribution schedule.
Farmers Market Updates This Fall  
 
Route One Farmers Market has some exciting things coming up this fall that we would like to highlight!

Starting this Sunday, September 5th, Route One shoppers who utilize CalFresh can have up to $15 dollars matched for free! This is a $5 increase from what we could previously offer. Customers can swipe their CalFresh card for any amount and have the first $15 charged to their EBT card DOUBLED at no additional cost to them. These incentives can be matched every Sunday of the month at Route One Farmers Market. In other positive CalFresh/EBT news, the Biden Administration has just approved the largest increase to EBT in SNAP Program history- see this article for more information.
Route One is also excited to launch our Veggie Voucher program for the month of October 2021, so please save the date! We recognize that this past year has been difficult for many in our community. The Veggie Voucher program is generously supported by the Santa Barbara Foundation. Community members who have experienced food insecurity in the last year will be welcomed to fill out a short survey to identify their need and qualify for a one time $10 Veggie Voucher. Veggie Vouchers will be available at Route One Farmers Market every Sunday in the month of October, as funds allow. Please follow our social media for the launch of our new website where you will be able to find all of the information necessary to participate. 
Article Written By Shelby Wild, Route One Farmers Market Executive Director 
Route One Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm at 3745 Constellation Road.  Please view the Route One Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram social media pages for regular market updates. For more information, email info@routeonefarmersmarket.org
Looking To Help?

Do you or members of your family have some extra time this summer? Volunteers are needed to support: 
Meaningful Volunteering
Non-Profit Panel YouthWell Workshop

In August students (ages 10-25), parents, caregivers, and teachers were invited to learn from local a Non-Profit Panel of over 20 Santa Barbara County organizations about how students can create meaningful ways to volunteer and do community service. View the recorded workshop to see how you can get involved today! 
For more community information please visit the Shared Google Drive!
Articles & Educational Resources:
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
 
A truly "Epic" love story! From the perspective of Patroclus, a secondary character in the Iliad, Miller's lyrical prose presents a sympathetic view of the legendary champion of war Achilles. Book blurb by Sarah Starbuck, Village Library staff member. #ReadANewBookMonth
In The News:
Every Women Counts

Every Women Counts or EWC is an inclusive program that offers free breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings to California’s underserved populations. Our mission at EWC is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of 
cancer for Californians through public and provider education, early detection, diagnosis, case management, and integrated preventive services. Individuals may be eligible for free screenings if they are low income, have no or limited insurance, live in California, and meet the age requirements (Clinical breast cancer screenings and mammography: 40+ or under 40 if exhibiting symptoms. Pap tests: 21+. Pap tests + HPV co-testing: 30+). As part of the program, we provide health education classes with curriculum focused on early detection of breast and cervical cancer. We offer presentations both virtually or in-person and in English or Spanish depending on the needs of the community. In addition to our traditional classes, we also visit our community partners at events to distribute educational resources and speak with those who may be interested in EWC services. While EWC offers services throughout the state, the Tri-County region serves Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month which is a great time to remind our communities that early detection saves lives! If you are interested in hosting a class at your organization or having a health educator attend your event, please reach out to Brianna at 805-451-6496. For general questions about the Tri-County region of EWC, please call 805-681-4783.
Community Mental Health Assessment

COVID-19 has had a serious impact on mental health. The County of Santa Barbara in partnership with community stakeholders, is asking for community input from all to help design services to meet the needs of our broad community. This survey is voluntary and intended to assess potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community's mental health. Take the survey today! The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete. We thank you in advance for your participation. 

If you have any further questions, please contact Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT: suzkirk@sbcbwell.org 
YouthWell Mental Wellness Resources
The YouthWell.org Youth & Family Mental Health & Wellness Resource Directory can be viewed in both English and Spanish to help families better access appropriate and available resources in Santa Barbara County. 
Find a complete list of organizations on YouthWell.org providing youth and family mental health and wellness services. Find crisis resources, therapists, treatment programs, parent and youth support groups, and more. Find books and articles to help you on your journey. Find tools and learn more about mental health disorders, how to choose a program, questions to ask a therapist, insurance terms, screening tools, workshop handouts, etc. Find handouts created for youth, parents, and teachers that can help with managing self-care and more.
Central Coast Hotline
 
The new Central Coast Hotline is now available to serve Lompoc, Santa Maria and SLO County. The Support number is 800-783-0607. For more information or to volunteer click here.
Save The Date For Wellness Within Reach
 
The Santa Barbara County Promotores Network will host two mental wellness days in October. This program will take place on October 2, 2021 in Santa Maria and October 30, 2021 in Santa Barbara from 8:30am-3:00pm. Both programs will take place in Spanish.

Follow them on Social Media for more information. 
Stay Informed, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
Looking for local COVID-19/Vaccine  information? Visit:
Vaccine Resources

Stay informed as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in our community by signing up for the Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter.
Additional resources include the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's updated COVID-19 Community Data Dashboard with daily local data and important updates. The American Heart Association offers national COVID-19 updates, news, science and stories. Visit the COVID-19 resource page for additional information, facts and resources.  
COVID-19 
Counseling

 
Family Service Agency (FSA) is offering free senior citizen mental health counseling. Counseling is available to those who are aged 60 and over, as well as their caregivers.  Call (805)735-4376x801 or visit FSAcares.org for more information. 
Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!

At this time our event calendar will reflect primarily virtual events in an effort to encourage physical distancing and honor CDC recommendations for socializing. 

 
September Events
 
October Events
 
If you have any questions about the events or programs listed in this email please feel free to contact Healthy Lompoc at healthylompoc@gmail.com, or the host organization. To keep this list current please continue to send any information you would like shared with the Coalition to Healthy Lompoc for distribution. For inclusion in the monthly newsletter please send event or program information by the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

 
Who Are We?
 A Collaboration To Create A Healthier Lompoc

 
The Healthy Lompoc Coalition, established in 2006, is proudly facilitated by the LVCHO. The Coalition is a community collaboration of over 50 organizations and representatives from different sectors created in response to the growing challenges of obesity and physical inactivity in our community. The mission of the coalition is to advocate and support programs and policies that ensure a local environment which promotes and supports healthy living.

Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!

 
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