October 2023 Steering Committee Newsletter

Thank you to everyone who attended our September 2023 Healthy RC Steering Committee In-Person Meeting! We appreciate your continued support, time, and energy as we work together on impactful projects, programs, and initiatives that make Rancho Cucamonga the healthiest it can be!

Be sure to check out the most recent meeting updates, Healthy RC highlights, and upcoming events by watching the video or clicking the link below to view the meeting agenda and slideshow.


Veterans Rally Point Wednesday

Calling all Veterans! Your Mind Matters! You are invited to attend our next Veterans Rally Point Wednesday on Wednesday, October 25 at the Veterans Resource Center at Chaffey College (5885 Haven Ave., Administration Building Room #125). Douglas Calderon, veteran and Director of Motivational Systems, will be presenting and sharing strategies on Healthy Coping Skills. Meet other veterans, build community, and learn ways to support your wellbeing for success. No registration required.

Mini Mural Project - Call for Artists

Calling All Artists! The RC Public Art Program has an open Call for Artists for its Mini Mural Project, inviting talented artists to design and install mini murals on select cement directional markers along the Pacific Electric Trail. These murals will be visible to vehicle, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic, enhancing the trail's aesthetics while promoting a greater sense of community and connection along this popular trail. We welcome professional artists or artist teams, at least 18 years or older to apply.


To be eligible for the project, your application must include an Artist Interest Statement, a professional resume with references, and images of past work. Selected artists will be awarded a $1,000 stipend per directional marker; this is inclusive of all artist design fees, supplies, fabrication, and time spent. Don't miss this chance to showcase your talents and enhance our community through art.

Submit your application by October 22. For more information, visit www.CityofRC.us/PublicArt.


Paws 4 Success Visit Recap and Upcoming Workshops

The Mental Health Subcommittee had a wonderful site visit at Paws 4 Success last month. Paws 4 Success is a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting first responders, children, veterans and military personnel with non-traditional support. They empower individuals with life skills and help them overcome challenges through animal therapy, dog training, and equine assisted learning. Powerful testimonies were shared about the healing powers of animals for law enforcement and military personnel. Thank you Paws 4 Success for creating safe spaces for everyone to support their healing!  

Paws 4 Success is hosting Horses 4 Heroes workshops for various community group populations to learn more about how to support mental health through the healing power of horses. 

Discover a unique way to grow, heal, and learn with the Equine Assisted Learning workshops at their site located at 3141 English Road, Chino Hills, CA.

Pre-registration is required one week before the workshop date, and the fee is $25.

-Spouses of First Responders

October 21

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

-Spouses of Military personnel

October 21

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


October 24

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

-Widows and Widowers

October 28

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

-High School Students

October 28

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.



Dealing with financial uncertainty? Need mental health support? You are not alone. Our HOPE Resource Card provides housing, food, and mental health resources. The City of Rancho Cucamonga and the Healthy RC Mental Health Subcommittee are committed to providing you and the community with resources and opportunities. Now translated in Spanish, Mandarin, and Arabic.

For more mental health resources and tips, visit www.CityofRC.us/mental-health.


Healthy Recipe

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal


✔ 1/4 cup of pureed canned pumpkin

✔ 1/2 cup of whole organic milk

✔ 1/2 cup of old-fashioned oats

✔ 2 dashes of cinnamon

✔ 1 dash of ground gloves

✔ 1 dash of ground nutmeg

✔ 1 tbsp of honey

✔ handful of berries (optional)

Click on the video to learn the simple step-by-step instructions for creating this recipe.

Compassionate Corner

Practicing compassion is a transformative journey that enriches our lives and those around us. By understanding and empathizing with the experiences of others, we can foster deeper connections and create a more harmonious world. Small acts of kindness and active listening are powerful ways to cultivate a more compassionate mindset, making our interactions with people more meaningful and fulfilling.

Do you have a kindness story you want to share? Please email them to HealthyRC@CityofRC.us. 


Mental Health

Subcommittee Meeting

Are you interested in

de-stigmatizing mental health in the community?

Create the change alongside other passionate members at our next meeting!

Meetings take place every 2nd Tuesday

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

via Zoom

Community Champions

¡Llamando a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad que hablan español!
Únase para la próxima reunión para desarrollar programas personalizados para garantizar que reflejen las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Meetings take place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(10500 Civic Center Dr.)
Compassionate Community Subcommittee Meeting

Are you interested in building a culture of compassion and kindness in the community?

Meetings take place every 3rd Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(10500 Civic Center Dr.)

Youth Leaders

Take Action, Make a Difference. Our Youth Leaders program provides middle school and high school aged kids the leadership development skills to advocate for policies and programs that positively impact our community. 

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

Safe Routes to School

For inquiries, contact


Community resources at your fingertips! 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.


City of Rancho Cucamonga

10500 Civic Center Drive,

Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730



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