Ventura Unified School District
255 West Stanley Avenue, Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93001-1348
Sheridan Way Family Center
Service Locations: Sheridan Way School, E. P. Foster School
Sheridan Way Family Center
Sheridan Way School
573 Sheridan Way
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 641-5491 ex 2153 (Alicia)
FAX (805) 641-5392
The Sheridan Way Family Center was established to provide access to health, social services, family support, and educational support to families in the neighborhood of West Ventura for the goals of improving school success and strengthening families. With the support of First 5 funding, early learning activities, family support and access to health services for children ages birth through five have been added to increase the school readiness of young children.
Since parents are the child's first teachers and parent engagement is critical for the child's on-going success in school, our goal is to support parents and provide learning opportunities for all during the child's early developmental years and school years.
Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sheridan Way Staff:
Robin Jacobs, Family Center Coordinator, bilingual
Alicia CamachoRodriguez, Family Resource Center Specialist ages 0-5, bilingual
Rosa Alcantar, Administrative Specialist I, bilingual
Maria Olivia Espinola, Family Liaison (SW), bilingual
Leticia Vaivao, Family Liaison (EPF), bilingual
County and Community Partners Staff:
Yami Bernal, School-based Social Worker, bilingual
Anna Alcala, City Impact Counselor for Triple P Parenting Program, bilingual
PROGRAMS AT THE SHERIDAN WAY FAMILY CENTER:
Child Health and Disability Prevention clinics: Children receive physicals and vaccinations necessary for school on a monthly basis. To qualify children must be low income, have MediCal or no insurance. Clinics are provided in partnership with the West Ventura Medical Clinic, which is part of the Ventura County Health Care Agency. Please call the Center for an appointment.
Breast Cancer Early Detection Program (BCEDP): Three free clinics are offered for women. In these clinics women receive annual exams, pap smears and mammograms. Clinics are offered in collaboration with the West Ventura Medical Clinic and the Every Woman Counts program. To qualify women must be low income an have no insurance or MediCal. Please call the Center for an appointment.
Women's Breakfast on Health Issues - February, 2012: This breakfast is open to the community. Presenters focus on topics of current women's health issues. The event is followed by health screenings by the Ventura County Public Health Department.
Oral Health Programs: Comprehensive and free dental care for children is provided at the Family Center. These programs are provided by Big Smiles California, Ventura and Santa Barbara Dental Foundation and Clinicas del Camino Real. We also hold classroom dental talks for all school-aged children through the Oxnard College Dental Hygiene Program. Please call the Center for an appointment.
Women's Support Group - This group focuses on prevention of physical, emotional and sexual abuse in the home, as well as discussing self esteem for women. The Coalition Against Domestic Violence provides this program. Please call the Center for details.
Parenting Groups - City Impact counselors provide group and individual counseling sessions for families and children in a variety of family strengthening topics.
Mental health counseling - please contact Cathy Puccetti at the main VNfL office - 805-641-5000 ex 1032
Play and Learn classes - classes for parents and children together - ages birth through five. Provided through a partnership with the Ventura Neighborhool for Learning, these weekly classes offer enrichment opportunities for early childhood development. Contact the Center for class schedules.
Mental Health and Social Service support are provided to families through our school-based social worker. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Si Se Puede Family Wellness Clinic - 8-week series of nutrition education and physical activity classes for families and children identified with overweight or obese children. Collaboratively provided by VUSD Child Nutrition and Nursing Departments, Ventura County Public Health Department, Ventura County Health Care Agency, and collaborative community partners. Through a grant from the McCune Founation. Additional information through the Sheridan Way School portal.
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