In conjunction with National 2-1-1 Day, CommUnify (formerly the Community Action Commission) will be hosting a 2-1-1 on Saturday, February 11 from 1:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Dick DeWees Community Center, 1120 W. Ocean. 1 Host a community day celebration. Avenue, Lompoc.
Sponsored by the non-profit Energy Services Program, the event is free to attend and features approximately 50 booths from community organizations such as:
Santa Barbara County Food Banks, First Five, Community Health Centers, and Community Partners in Education, to name a few. It also includes several Santa Barbara County departments, including Social Services, ReadySBC, Behavior Wellness, and Emergency Management.
Nonprofits are on hand to provide information and giveaways, as well as free vaccines and health checks for children and adults.
Live entertainment includes a radio broadcast by Sandy Silva from 95.7 The Beat’s morning show, music by West Coast folk/rock duo Gates & Goodell, and Lompoc rockers Whose House Is This?.
District 3 Supervisor Joanne Hartmann and Lompoc Mayor Janelle Osborne will speak at the event.
Other highlights include children’s activities, door prizes, and food available for purchase from local food trucks The Birria Boyz and Oak & Smoke BBQ.
“CommUnify’s Energy Services Program is pleased to host this event for the Santa Barbara County community, highlighting the excellent work of our 2-1-1 agency partners and the vast array of free and low-cost services they offer. We are very excited to sponsor it,” said Kemba. Lawrence, CommUnify Community Services Director.
“This has been a long time in the making, and we will make this an annual celebration and change the venue each year to give residents across the county the opportunity to learn more about these organizations and connect them to resources to improve. says Elisa Pardo, program manager for CommUnify’s 2-1-1 HelpLine.
Also on the agenda for the day are: CommUnify’s Children’s Services program offers free hearing tests. Savie Health does all blood pressure checks and mental health assessments for free. Each participant receives a raffle ticket and is entered to win a door prize.
“We hope this year’s 2-1-1 Community Day Celebration will be the first of many events to come,” said Patricia Keelean, CEO of CommUnify.
“With so many Santa Barbara County organizations on our 2-1-1 helpline referral list, events like this are an important reminder of what they are doing for residents across the county. It shines a bright spotlight on hard work and, in a sense, provides a “call center to the community.” , provides direct contact with these valuable resources available,” she said.
For more information on CommUnify’s programs and services, please visit www.CommUnifySB.org.