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Community Support for Struggling Families
in Valencia and Santa Clarita Valley


In these tough economic times, it is not unusual for families and individuals who were recently considered "affluent" to find themselves needing a little help. Your community cares, and we've listed available resources below.

Advanced Education

RISE Project
This program improves access to higher education for current/former foster and homeless youth. Based on the needs of the student, the program provides meal, text book, and transportation cards, school supplies, assistance applying for financial aid, access to shower facilities, resource referrals and more.
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita

Child Care

Child Care Resource Center
Provides early care and education resources, child care referrals to state-licensed child care providers, including individualized care referrals for children with special needs, Head Start preschool and child care services in certain locations, child care financial assistance, parenting advice, and child care industry related professional development.
20001 Prairie Street
Chatsworth CA 91311


Clothing, School Supplies

Assistance League of Santa Clarita
Serving children, families, the elderly and disabled of the SCV. Programs include providing clothing, school supplies for children, teddy bears for children in traumatic situations.
24364 Main St.
Newhall CA 91321



A Light of Hope Support Center
A Light of Hope (ALOH) provides support services for those who struggle with Drugs, Alcohol, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Sexual Abuse and related issues. We provide support groups, activities and counseling for youth, young adults and their families. A Light of Hope focuses on repairing and strengthening individual lives and the family as a whole, dealing with body, soul and spirit. A Light of Hope provides an environment that is Safe, Secure and Supportive, which helps people help themselves to become the healthy, balanced, effective and productive person they were created to be. A Light of Hope provides Alternative Peer Groups for individuals and their families and the needed tools to help families and individuals manage their own lives.
23780 Newhall Ave. Suite 201
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

661 513-HEAL(4325)

Child and Family Center
Helps children, adults and families reach their full potential for becoming caring and responsible individuals through counseling, education and support. Programs include outpatient therapy, crisis intervention, parent education, preschool daycare, and drug/alcohol treatment.
21545 Center Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350


Grace Baptist Church
Grace Baptist provides a place to help people who are hurting in two different types of settings. You do not have to be a member of the church in order to receive these services.
1. Care Groups - We have groups for grief, sexual abuse, anger, divorce, depression, substance abuse and more.
2. Spiritual Care - A safe place to talk with someone one-to-one about relationships, stress and more.
22833 Copper Hill
Santa Clarita CA 91350


SCV Pregnancy Center
A leading health care team dedicated to providing relevant medical services in a caring and professional atmosphere to those facing unplanned pregnancy and sexual health decisions. Each is committed to service, education, and quality care, while serving the needs of the community.
25174 Rye Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita CA 91355


Emergency Shelter from Abusive Relationships

Domestic Violence Program of the Child & Family Center
Emergency shelter for abused women and their children, group and individual counseling for women, a batterer's intervention program.
21545 Center Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Cell Phones for Victims of Domestic Violence
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact a local domestic violence shelter, or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TTY) or dial #HOPE from your Verizon Wireless phone. HopeLine phones are distributed only through shelters or social service agencies.

If you have a cell phone to donate, please review this link for further information.


College of the Canyons BaNC
Formerly known as the Food for Thought Pantry, the Basic Needs Center (BaNC) is a one-stop locale providing free food, clothing, personal hygiene items, and assistance with housing and social services coordinated through community providers. All currently-enrolled students qualify for services through the BaNC​.
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Valencia, CA 91355

SCV Food Pantry
Dedicated to providing supplemental food on a short-term basis to local residents in need. SCV Food Pantry's vision is that no child in the SCV will go to bed hungry.
24133 Railroad Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321


SCV Senior Center
Lunches are served some weekdays at the senior center and meals are available for delivery, both for a nominal fee.
27180 Golden Valley Rd
Santa Clarita, CA. 91350


Santa Clarita Valley School Food Service Agency
Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program Available to all Students and Children in the Santa Clarita Valley Community (This program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins in June and runs through August. For service locations, click on "Summer Meal Program" and then your language choice to view the Community Flyer.

Home Improvement

AllBright Painting Paint-It-Forward
If you are or know of a family in need whose home could use a new coat of paint but can't afford it, please submit their information on our Paint-It-Forward Nominee form on our website. They will receive up to $10,000 worth of free painting services from the ALLBRIGHT 1-800-PAINTING Happiness team and local volunteers.

Housing, Emergency - Homeless or Soon to be Homeless

Family Promise of SCV
Bad things happen to good people, and Family Promise knows this. They also understand that families have unique needs from singles when it comes to emergency shelter. Your family will be accepted regardless of race or religion. They care. They don't want you to live on the street. Get help today.
661-251-2868 (Open regular business Hours. Leave a message after hours.)

Bridge to Home
Provides support services--including an emergency shelter (opening September 15, 2019), case management, housing navigation, and medical clinics-- that help individuals and families in the Santa Clarita Valley transition out of homelessness. Shelter Operations:24/7 Santa Clarita Hotline: 661-388-0080

Medical Care

Healthy Lives Medical & Dental Services
While staying at the winter shelter (Nov-March), onsite Dental services are available to low income, homeless, or veterans. Services are offered the second Saturday of each month.

A free dental clinic is offered for Santa Clarita Valley homeless people, low income, and veterans on the second and third Saturday of each month. Call for details.

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers
Sliding fees based on income, Medi-Cal accepted, Appointments preferred, but walk-ins welcome. No Insurance necessary.

27225 Camp Plenty Road, Suite 2
Canyon Country, CA 91351


23772 Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321


30257 San Martinez Road
Val Verde, CA 91384


Medication Discount Programs

Whether you are on Medicare or private insurance, it is worth the time invested to look at this site and compare what you are paying for your medications. This author has personally experienced the GoodRx rate to be lower than the contracted rate of the insurance company. Just click on the site, print your coupon (or show it on your smart phone), and save. It really is that easy.

Another way to save on your medications is to visit the manufacturer's website to see if there are any coupons offered--a feature also accessible by clicking on the GoodRx site. (Just type in your medication and scroll below the posted prices.) This author found a drug that was over $1,000/mo drop to $462.20 with a GoodRx coupon, and then down to just $20 with a manufacturer's coupon.

Additional Temporary Emergency Resources

The Salvation Army
Provides short term emergency assistance to low and poverty clients in the form of food, clothing, utility assistance, transportation, lodging assistance and Christmas program assistance.
22935 Lyons Avenue
Newhall CA 91321


Pest Control

Traffic Pest Control
Free pest control for folks with low income. Pests covered are bed bugs, cockroaches, rodents, and fleas. Visit their website to learn if your family qualifies.

Senior Living

Medicaid Long-term Care Guide
While this is an online service based out of Arizona, we felt this information would help many families in SCV.


Maravilla Foundation
There are multiple programs for which the Maravilla Foundation can help qualifying households apply including gas, electric, and weatherizing the home. Whether you're a renter or own your home, services are available to you. Assistance for Santa Clarita households originate from the Lancaster office.

Additional Resources in Santa Clarita Valley

Pet Assistance Foundation
Provides phone service Monday - Friday: education about spaying and neutering of cats and dogs, referrals to excellent, but lower cost veterinarian and when need is shown, financial assistance for alteration.

Hands On Santa Clarita
Excellent resource connects businesses and residents with opportunities for volunteering, service and philanthropy.

Additional Resources on Santa Clarita Guide
Alcohol & drug abuse resources, cancer funds and counseling, helplines and information lines.

Updated July 25, 2019
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