Category Archives: Outreach

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Coronavirus Resources

March 27, 2020 Update

Mayor Garcetti has extended the Safer at Home order as of March 26: Closure of all outdoor sports amenities — including skate parks, tennis courts, baseball fields, and basketball courts. Parks still remain open for walking or running; however, when at a park for any reason, Angelenos must maintain a distance of at least six feet between individuals at all times. Restrooms accessible to the outdoors will remain open during regular operating hours.

County Order As of March 27: The County has closed beaches, beach bike paths, bathrooms, piers, promenades and trails.

Testing is supposed to be available on a limited basis for the highest at risk:

65 and older; or
Have underlying health conditions including:
Diabetes
Heart disease
Hypertension
Chronic lung disease
Moderate to severe asthma; and,
People who are immunocompromised, including as a result of cancer treatment
Angelenos are also eligible for testing if they are subject to a mandatory 14 day quarantine period because they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have more than 7 days of the 2-week quarantine period remaining.

Testing FAQs
Schedule a Test is full currently. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your doctor.

March 19, 2020

Hello Van Nuys!

The VNNC would like to let you know that we are stepping up to help in these trying times by using emergency funds to pay for water at two local water dispensaries. For the next 6 weeks we are going to pay for 5 gallons of water for up to 55 families until supplies run out per store.

We are also reaching out with news you can use about resources available to you during this pandemic. First of all, we urge you to continue to follow a Social Distancing strategy as a way to save lives as explained in this entertaining Public Service Announcement. The life you save may be your own or your grandparent’s.

Max Brooks PSA

How to Social Distance

How to social distance

Credible Information Sources

Senior Meals

Senior Centers are closed. Current older adult participants will be contacted and provided information regarding meal distribution at the dining centers beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Home delivered meals will continue to be delivered as usual.

Packaged or frozen foods will be distributed for pickup at regular meal sites. Department of Aging is currently working with partners to provide a home delivery service for the meals previously served at dining centers.

Please send a caregiver, friend or family member under age 65 to pick up your meals, as the Governor’s Office has asked those ages 65+ to isolate themselves at home to prevent coronavirus exposure. Our local center is SFVIC – Bernardi MPC, 6514 Sylmar Ave.

For more information regarding meal services, older adults can contact the centers they participate at directly or reach the Los Angeles Department of Aging at 213-482-7252. The Department of Aging is reachable Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

LAUSD Meals

LAUSD has opened Grab & Go Food Centers starting yesterday. The locations will be staffed weekdays from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Each child can take home two nutritious meals. The center in our area is:
Van Nuys High School, 6535 Cedros Ave. More Info.
Sign up to volunteer to distribute food.

Homeless Shelters

LAHSA has announced that the winter shelter program has been extended. Hope of the Valley, 11076 Norris Ave, Pacoima will be open until September 30. The Mayor announced that 6,000 beds from the Red Cross will be set up in Recreation Centers to house the homeless with the first wave available this week.

Small Business

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the different steps the City will take to help small businesses. $11 million is available to small businesses affected by the coronavirus with an Emergency Microloan Program.

Help for small business

LAPD

  • Closure of all their front desk and walk-up services
  • 50% of their detectives will be deployed uniformed to patrol assignments
  • Instead of coming into your local police station please call or email.

Parking Enforcement

  • LADOT is only relaxing enforcement of street sweeping restrictions in residential areas and around closed schools (to help during meal pick up)
  • Citations issued on 3/16 (one day before the Mayor’s announcement) that meet these criteria will be immediately waived
  • Through 3/31, LADOT will not ticket and tow abandoned vehicles or oversized vehicle overnight parking fines
  • LADOT will continue enforcing parking restrictions that prioritize health, safety, and emergency access — including colored curbs, street sweeping around encampments, peak-hour restrictions, and repaving and slurry operations.

DMV

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is encouraging seniors and vulnerable individuals to avoid DMV offices.

Summer Night Lights 2018- Site Coordinator Employment Opportunities

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s

Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development

Summer Night Lights 2018

 

 

 SNL 2018 Employment Opportunities

Greetings,

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) is currently accepting applications for Summer Night Lights (SNL) program Site Coordinators. GRYD’s mission is to strengthen youth/young adult, family and community resilience to the influence of gangs by fostering public/private collaboration and supporting community-based prevention and intervention services. SNL is a key component of the comprehensive GRYD strategy which was piloted during the summer of 2008 as a response to research that point to youth being most likely to commit violent crimes during the summer months in the City of Los Angeles. The SNL program is implemented in 32 parks across the city with the goal of reducing gang related violence in and around SNL sites & providing community engagement and employment opportunities for youth as well as adults.

Site Coordinators work independently and collaboratively with GRYD staff and program partners (LAPD, Recreation and Parks, GRYD providers) to oversee all aspects of SNL program service delivery at one (1) identified site. Specifically, the Site Coordinator is responsible for implementation of programming, management of site coordination team, implementation of an outreach plan and program calendar, while overseeing administrative tasks. The Site Coordinator will work collaboratively with diverse populations which include potential perpetrators and victims of violence, and manage complex situations effectively.

Site Coordinators’ employment is from Jun. 11, 2018 – Aug. 4, 2018 (40 hours/week) from Aug. 10, 2018 – Aug 25, 2018 (20 hours/week).

For more information on the job description, please click here.

APPLICATION AND SUBMISSION PROCESS

Applications will only be accepted via the online employment application. To access the application, please click here, or visit

http://grydfoundation.org/snl-hiring/

Applications’ due date is Saturday, March 17th at 5:00 pm. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and early submission is encouraged.

*** Youth Squad and Lead Squad Applications will be available in Mid-March; please refer to

http://grydfoundation.org/snl-hiring/ for updates.

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For more information on SNL, please click here

First Annual Van Nuys Softball Game – August 25, 2017

From VNNC Outreach Chair Maria Skelton:

I want to say thank you to Delano Park for allowing me to host the first annual softball game at their location.

Many thanks goes out to the awesome Van Nuys Police Department and all of the sponsors which was the NAACP in San Fernando Valley, The Game, mayor Eric Garcetti, my always faithful and willing to help Assemblymember Adrian Nazarian, Angie, Brian, NCADD in San Fernando Valley, Access your Success Wells Fargo, crab planet, Monique J, Sultry Erotic Goddess, Pride Auto Body and a host of others (sorry if I left anyone out).
But my main thanks goes out to the Van Nuys Community which showed up and showed out in a positive way. There were so many people that came out to support this positive event. Many thanks to the players from the police department and the community.

I’ll try my best to keep putting on positive events so people will be able to see that Van Nuys is a proud, loving, caring and respectful Community.

It really wasn’t about the score who won. Technically, we all won. The police gain new friends in the community and the community gain new friends within the police.
If this game change the negative thoughts that one person might have had about the police. Then, that’s a win in itself.

Thanks again Van Nuys,

I love you.

Maria Skelton

Pictures from the Event: