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The Louise Perez Resource Center, located in the Sacramento Promise Zone, brings needed social services to The Avenues in South Sacramento. It’s a Hub that connects local residents with multiple community-focused services to the residents of this neighborhood. At the Center, we offer Utility Bill Payment assistance, WIC program services, and Children’s Dental screenings and have a local, grocery store, Prime Time Nutrition, offering a full array of products including fresh fruits, vegetables and meats to local residents.
Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy declared an “end to the drought” referencing the food desert that had existed in the community for years.
“Community Resource Project is proud of our relationship with Prime Time Nutrition, and to have them become part of our neighborhood helps fulfill a critical need for a community grocery store” said Luis H. Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Resource Project, Inc. CRP worked with a large and diverse group of partners to build the Louise Perez Resource Center in 2014. The center is committed to working with partners to bring a variety of social services to “The Avenues” neighborhood, connecting local residents with multiple community -based organizations and services.
The Louise Perez Center was a community lead effort supported by Sacramento County Supervisor Jimmie Yee who took the lead and supported by Sacramento City Councilmember Lauren Hammer. Other key organizations supported this development including the Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA), California Endowment, Kaiser Permanente, Campbell’s Soup Company, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, North Franklin District Business Association, La Familia Counseling Center, California State University, Sacramento, Sacramento County Neighborhood Services, Sacramento Municipal Utilities District, Sacramento Credit Union, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a utility payment program that can offer income-eligible residents of Sacramento, Sutter, and Yuba Counties a credit to their utility bill. HEAP is available for customers of PGE, SMUD, or those who heat their home using wood, propane, or oil purchased from a vendor. Along with the utility credit, clients will also receive valuable information about energy conservation and practical tips on how to save energy and keep your utility bill at a manageable level.
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The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of 5. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, checks for healthy foods, breastfeeding promotion and support and referrals to health care and social service agencies.
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Smile Keepers provides free dental health screenings and fluoride varnish application to more than 8,000 low-income children in preschools, kindergarten classes, and at school-readiness fairs. Smile Keepers program also provides oral health education, dental care provider resources and referral assistance to parents, school staff and public health professionals. Funding for Smile Keepers is provided by First 5 Sacramento and Liberty Dental Plan.