Steering Committee Newsletter
DECEMBER 2020
Healthy RC's 2020 Year in Review
Healthy RC Living
MENTAL FLEX

Check out this simple holiday mental health tool from our friends from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)! Give it a try for any of your holiday celebrations this year as a way to uplift one another.

For additional COVID-19 related mental health resources, visit the City's Mental Health page below!
SUSTAINABLE RC

With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s important to keep small businesses in mind when doing your holiday shopping. This month is a great time to support local green businesses who do their part to be energy efficient, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shop small this year at local green businesses who are helping to eliminate wasteful energy use and maximize available resources. Thanks Healthy RC for doing your part to #KeepItGolden! 
CASA CORNER

Lemon Linguine & Zucchini
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) package linguine
  • 1 lb. shredded zucchini
  • ¼ cup minced onion or shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan, divided
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about ½ medium lemon)
  • 1 whole lemon, zested
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

Directions

  1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  2. In a skillet, cook onion or shallots and garlic in butter, stirring constantly until tender, not brown. Stir in yogurt, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan, milk, salt, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and pour over linguini and zucchini. Toss gently, adding chopped parsley, green onions, tomatoes and remaining Parmesan. Serve warm. 
VIRTUAL REC CENTER

While our facilities may provide limited services and programs to keep our #RCcommUNITY safe, you can still visit our Virtual Recreation Center for fun, creative, and educational content!
HEALTHY RC UPDATES
Healthy RC's End-of-Year Celebration
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Outstanding Leadership Award
Youth Leader

Amoha Bhale
A senior at Rancho Cucamonga High School, Amoha serves as a mentor for younger Youth Leaders, spearheading several youth mental health initiatives. She worked collaboratively with her research project team to examine mental health data, particularly on how the City's teen population is affected by suicidal ideation and other related conditions. As a response, she created mental health resource post cards that have been distributed to thousands of students, teachers, and counselors throughout the City. Along with other teens, she also networked with local therapists to develop our summer mental health series, Teen Community Check-ins.

Amoha's remarkable work and positive impact on her community has been shared nationally at the National Civic League, where she presented her ESRI story map, Closing the Gap on Teen Mental Health.
Outstanding Leadership Award
Community Champion

Luz Fuentes
As one of the newest members of Community Champions, Luz spearheaded the group's efforts in partnering with San Antonio Regional Hospital to participate in the 100 Million Mask Challenge.

She was also very active in the Champions' mental health initiatives for our Spanish speaking community. In partnership with therapists from the Trauma and Healing Foundation and the San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health, they were able to connect with residents from across the City who shared their own experiences with anxiety, depression, and suicide. More importantly, they were able to provide crucial mental health support and resources to underserved areas of our community.
Outstanding Leadership Award
Healthy RC Partner

NAMI Pomona Valley
With their invaluable experience in facilitation and mental health support services, NAMI Pomona Valley has been a guiding light for Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee. They have gone above and beyond in serving as symposium panelists, facilitating Spanish-speaking discussions, and helping to inform and educate the greater community on critical mental health issues.

NAMI Pomona Valley also offered additional mental health support by hosting our monthly Community Check-ins to help break the stigma on mental health and connect local residents to desperately needed resources. Furthermore, they provided facilitation support to crucial courageous conversations on racial equity, both internally with City Staff and in conjunction with Compassionate Community's ongoing efforts.
For more information on NAMI Pomona Valley, visit www.namipv.org or call
(909) 399-0305.
Compassionate Community Award

Baha'i Community of Rancho Cucamonga
This amazing faith-based partner organization has been with Healthy RC since its inception more than a decade ago and helped establish Healthy RC's Compassionate Community in 2017. Earlier this year, its Local Spiritual Assembly formally and unanimously voted to volunteer additional members to serve in the Compassionate Community Subcommittee to provide more support for its ongoing initiatives. In particular, the RC Baha'i was instrumental in organizing and planning for Compassionate Community's first ever citywide symposium, Building a Path to Unity, which addressed racial healing, equity, and unity in Rancho Cucamonga. Their dedication and commitment allowed us to reach almost 90 residents in a ground-breaking event where community members from all walks of life came to learn, listen, and discuss how we can come together as a community, foster a culture of compassion, and work towards a more equitable environment for all.

For more information on RC Baha'i, visit Facebook/RCBahai or call
(909) 476-9055.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNITY
Join us every 3rd Tuesday of the month!
Healthy RC’s Compassionate Community Subcommittee continues to lead the City’s efforts in engaging with stakeholders to identify community-centered strategies that tackle critical race-related issues, particularly in working towards a healthier and more equitable environment for all. Come join us in our regular (virtual) subcommittee meetings, typically held every 3rd Tuesday of every month at noon.

To participate or for inquiries, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043.
Helpful Resources
In collaboration with the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, the Compassionate Community Subcommittee recommends the following resources and reading lists that may provide additional guidance on important conversations regarding the topics of race, social justice, and celebration of diversity:
Together, we can create a unifying and compassionate environment for everyone!

Don't forget to share your #BeKindRC story and tag us on social media. You can also participate by joining our subcommittee or getting involved in any of our activities.
MENTAL HEALTH
To join Healthy RC's Mental Health Subcommittee or for any inquiries regarding its initiatives, email HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2044.
Helpful Resources
SUSTAINABLE RC
Lower your Electric Bill by 50-90%
Have solar installed on your home free of charge through the Grid Alternatives program! Income-qualified homeowners living south of Foothill Boulevard can qualify. Save money and join your fellow Californians to make a positive difference by applying today! Call (951) 465-2864 or visit EnergyForAllProgram.org.

“I love these free solar panels on my home! My electricity bill is almost nonexistent, and it will make a huge difference in the summer when we need to keep the house cool with the air conditioner. I am encouraging my friends and family to apply!”   

-Claudia Paz, RC Resident
GET INVOLVED WITH HEALTHY RC!
Mental Health
Subcommittee Meeting

Every 2nd Tuesday
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Every 4th Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Community Champions
Meeting

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Youth Leaders

To learn more about the application process, visit: Healthy RC website

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2044
Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact:
(909) 774-2045
Evaluation Subcommittee

Every 4th Thursday
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
For inquiries, e-mail HealthyRC@CityofRC.us or call (909) 774-2043
*Locations and times subject to change.
PARTNER UPDATES AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Facing an eviction?
Behind on your mortgage?
Have a landlord-tenant or mobile home issue?
Feel you've been discriminated against in your housing choice?

Inland Fair Housing Mediation Board can help you! IFHMB serves as an intermediary to assist individuals in resolving issues related to housing discrimination, homeownership sustainability, rental complaints, and disputes in court through the provision of resource recommendations, education, and mediation.

For inquiries, email info@ifhmb.com or call (909) 984-2254. For further details, visit www.ifhmb.com or click on their brochure below:
Community resources at your finger tips! Connect IE helps you connect to the resources you need: housing services, job training, food pantries, transportation and other low-cost or free programs. Visit www.connectie.org to begin searching today from your smartphone or computer.
Terra Vista
Farmers' Market
Every Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GREAT NEWS!
Heritage Farmers' Market has set up an online ordering system for those who may not be able to make it to the market due to transportation and/or other quarantine-related issues.
City of Rancho Cucamonga
10500 Civic Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
(909) 477-2700