Social Emotional Health Resources and Articles to Help our Community
The City of Fontana maintains over 40 parks, sports facilities, and community centers. You can search for all of our parks, sports facilities and community centers. The parks, centers, and facilities offer individuals and families opportunities to destress, unwind, rest, play, exercise, spend time, and much more. Please visit the website for more information by clicking below.
Mental Health and Counseling Resources
The Fontana Unified School District fosters a culture that promotes the health, safety, and wellbeing of students and parents. In an effort to continuously support this commitment, the district has made an agreement with Care Solace. Care Solace is an online resource with a live 24/7 concierge meant to assist individuals in finding local mental health related programs and counseling services. Care Solace's web-based system works alongside our multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) as a tool for school staff and families to connect with community-based mental healthcare resources and providers. Please see the flyer below for more information.
The Next Step in the Process of Self-Improvement
Do you find yourself thinking, “I want to make a change but then I don’t want to?” In this video, Dipika Pandit, MD, MPH pulls out the white board for a helpful exercise that could be the first step in helping you make lasting change. Please check out the video below.
Live it Up: Recharge with Mini Connections
Are you taking time to connect with people throughout your day? Dipika Pandit, MD, MPH talks about some of the many benefits of mini connections in this video. This explains why it's important to stop and make a connections, despite our very busy lives, to live in a more fulfilling manner. Click on the link to watch the video.
Dealing with a Drinking Problem: Step-to-step Guide
Dealing with Depression
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Youth Suicide Prevention
Sounds and Music to Help Relieve Stress
Physical Health Resources and Articles to Help our Community
CalFresh Healthy Living offers free recipes, tips, tools and other resources that empower Californians to achieve healthy victories. CalFresh Healthy Living is a program of the California Department of Public Health. Please visit the site for resources that can help with health and wellness.
When Should You be Screened for Breast and Cervical Cancer? Frere online classes are available to get information on breast and cervical cancer screening. Please see the flyer below for dates and times of classes.
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic life threatening autoimmune disease in which a person’s pancreas produces little, to no insulin. Insulin is needed to survive. Though the onset of Type 1 Diabetes can occur at any age, many are diagnosed as children and teens. See the information below for more details:
Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia: The Alzheimer’s Association® is available across the country and online to help people understand Alzheimer’s and dementia, and receive information and support they can trust. See information below:
The Benefits of Eating Fiber
Are you eating enough fiber? Dipika Pandit, MD, MPH talks about some of the many benefits of fiber in this latest video. Foods like beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts are rich in fiber that can be good for us.
Fontana Adult School promotes healthy living by not only finding resources for students, but also by encouraging healthy eating and exercising on a daily basis. Please click on the calendars below to start following some of the fun recommendations we have. Of course, doctors' orders and recommendations should be first and foremost to follow.
Having some basic ingredients in your cabinets, refrigerator and freezer saves you time and worry on busy weeknights and even on weekends when you don’t have time to grocery shop. Please see the flyers attached (English and Spanish) from the American Heart Association on foods you can have in your pantry for easy, money-saving tips.
If you, or someone you know is pregnant and needs resources, California Department of Health can help. Please visit this site below by clicking on the link to get information for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and nutrition information for families, including infants and children.
Housing and rental assistance programs are available for needy families in Fontana. Here are some helpful links:
The United Lift Rental Assistance Program is a coordinated effort between Riverside County, United Way of the Inland Valleys, and Lift To Rise to keep 10,000 Riverside County families and residents housed between the months of June and November by providing one-time support in direct rental assistance. Please see the flyers below.
Get help with meals from your local food banks. Please visit the Inland Empire Food Bank for more information by clicking here:
In addition, if resources are needed for free meals, COVID-19 testing sites, emergency assistance, housing assistance, meal delivery for seniors, and more, please visit Community Action Partnership by clicking below.
ConnectIE helps you connect with community agencies for assistance with housing, food, bills, and lots more. Click on the link below to be directed to the site to get information on free or reduced cost services, medical care, cooling centers, and ways to get free food for the family.
Fontana Unified School District's Community Closet & Resource Center