On December 7, 2018, Cedar House Life Change Center and the Faith Advisory Council for Community Transformation (F.A.C.C.T.) hosted a Grand Opening of Oasis House in the High Desert. Oasis House provides housing and resources for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) in the High Desert area. More than fifty guests from various community organizations and government agencies assembled at the five-acre property in Apple Valley to learn about the program’s accomplishments thus far and plans for its future.
Friday, January 25 was Cedar House Night at the Ontario Reign game. Several of our staff, clients and supporters came out to hold the American flag during the National Anthem and enjoy a fun night of hockey.
Thanks to Cal. Curb Appeal, Cherry Creek Mortgage, Clean and Sober Softball, Computerized Embroidery, Law Offices of Michael Scafiddi, McLane Company, New York Life, Nicholas V. Ripoly Foundation and Orange Show Dental for contributing to our 2018 Toy Drive and Christmas events to make it a joyful holiday season for Cedar House clients and staff.
Thank you to Enterprise Holdings Foundation for their generous gift of $1,500 to Cedar House Life Change Center.
Thank you to the Big Lots Foundation for their $5,000 grant to Oasis House in the High Desert. These funds will be used to ensure that our transitional age youth clients find a path to a better life.
Congratulations to Administrative Assistant Jamie Vergilio for being selected as our Employee of the Quarter for the last quarter of 2018.
Many thanks to Brad Kamph and his business Interliance Consulting, Inc. for their donation of various office furniture to our Oasis House Education/Career Center.
Thank you to our volunteers from California Curb Appeal, the Law Offices of Michael Scafiddi and Cushman and Wakefield who helped make preparations for Thanksgiving at Cedar House.
The friendly volunteers from Arrowhead Credit Union surprised our Maple House Women and Children with some delicious ice cream sundaes on the afternoon of October 20. We are so grateful for the kindness this group continues to show our clients!
Congratulations to Vera Monarrez for being selected as Cedar House's Employee of the Quarter! As our Recovery Residence Coordinator, Vera is a well-respected, hard-working member of our staff, and we are happy to recognize her efforts as Employee of the Quarter.
We are pleased to announce that Cedar House is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from The Community Foundation, Strengthening Inland Southern California Through Philanthropy, for our Maple House Women with Children Program to support alcohol and drug abuse recovery.
Halloween means fun times at Cedar House, complete with a costume contest. This year's winners were:
1st place - Michael Rodriguez
2nd place - Salena Mansfield
3rd place - Esmeralda Sandoval
Our 2nd Annual Cedar House Golf Classic was a success thanks to our sponsors, volunteers and a very generous group of golfers helping us raise a net profit of $10,000. With a fun atmosphere plus a nice mix of contests, prizes, food, drinks and auction items, everyone had a great day and supported a wonderful cause.
September is Recovery Month, and Cedar House got involved in the celebration at Recovery Happens in Riverside on September 14 and in San Bernardino on September 29.
Several members of the Cedar House staff and their families participated in the Homeboy Industries 5K on Saturday, September 22 in Los Angeles.
Volunteers from UPS and Burning Bush Church worked alongside Cedar House staff, board members and clients to get ready to welcome more Transitional Age Youth to Oasis House.
Thank you to the UPS Foundation for granting $10,000 to Oasis House in the High Desert for the 2018-19 year.
Thanks to James Gordon and his team at Arrowhead Credit Union for donating more than $300 of hygiene items and toys to the women and children of Maple House.
On September 12, we showed our gratitude to Ken Hardy and the Southern California Grocery Division of McLane Company for their contributions toward refurbishing our lobby with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
We are grateful for our Board of Directors for their continued generosity and commitment to Cedar House! Congratulations to our new board officers.
Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Faith Advisory Council for Community Transformation (FACCT), Cedar House Life Change Center has established its reasonable accommodation for 32 clients.
The Board of Directors showed appreciation to Board Secretary Ken Hardy of McLane, Co. for his organization's generous contributions to refurbishing Cedar House's front lobby.
Congratulations to Robin Bristol for being recognized as our Employee of the Quarter.
Many thanks to Inland Empire United Way for their generous $5,000 grant to Cedar House. We appreciate the support of this well-respected organization.
We are pleased to announce that the Town of Apple Valley awarded our Oasis House program with Community Development Block Grant funds for our 2018-19 year.
Arrowhead United Way (AUW) announced this week that Cedar House will once again be the recipient of grant funds for their 2018-19 cycle. Thanks to AUW for their generous contribution of $5,075 to Cedar House in the upcoming year.
On Friday, June 29, Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes joined us at Cedar House for coffee and conversation about policies and programs in her congressional district.
We are pleased to announce that Cedar House's medical team has established a legal partnership with the Legal Aid Society. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with this new collaboration.
We celebrated our graduates and 45 years of service in the community on May 19 with a fun day at Cedar House filled with speakers, games, food, entertainment and prizes.
Cedar House was honored with the Community Champion Award at the 16th Annual Time for Change Awards Gala on April 13 in Ontario.
Cherry Creek Mortgage hosted a Spring Stunner Car Show on Saturday, May 12 and raised more than $1,000 for Cedar House Life Change Center. Thanks for the support Cherry Creek Mortgage!
Thanks to the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians for their generous $5,000 grant to Cedar House Life Change Center's Maple House Women with Children!
Congratulations to our Finance Director Michele Shutters for being selected as our Employee of the Quarter! Thank you for all you do for Cedar House!
Many thanks to The Nicholas V. Ripoly R&B Auto Center Foundation for generously donating 75 Easter baskets to the children of Cedar House!
Cedar House Life Change Center is pleased to announce the opening of Oasis House for Transitional Age Youth in the High Desert!
Cedar House was featured in the Los Angeles Times Foothills Reader!
Thank you to Golden State Foods Foundation for the $7,000 grant to our Maple House Women with Children Program.
Cedar House is grateful for the $1,500 year-end donation from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation.
Congratulations to our Cedar House Employee of the Quarter, Marshall Marmolejo! Marshall's hard working nature and kind spirit make him a joy to have on our team!
The children of Maple House had the opportunity to ride the Santa Train a week before Christmas. A special thank you to BNSF Railroad and Arrowhead United Way for this holiday treat!
We celebrated the most wonderful time of the year with Christmas carols, gifts for everyone and even a visit from Santa Claus!
A special thank you to Jonathon Castro of Todd Olivas & Associates for capturing a photo with Mr. & Mrs. Claus for each of our clients and their families!
We are thankful for Ken Hardy and all the people at McLane Southern California for their generous food donations throughout the year and their year-end $500 donation!
Cedar House would like to thank Kinfoke CarClub, Latins Finest CarClub and California Indoor Soccer for blessing the children of Maple House with some great Christmas Gifts.
The Honorable Eloise Gomez-Reyes recognized Cedar House Life Change Center as an honoree at the 47th Assembly District Non-Profit of the Year Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 26, and presented a Certificate of Recognition to CEO Jamie Lamb and COO Daniel Chagolla.
Our Holiday Toy Drive was a success! Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated to the children of Cedar House this holiday season. Click here for a complete list of businesses who contributed to our Toy Drive!
We are so grateful for the many volunteers from our community who came to Cedar House with willing hearts to help our kitchen staff prepare a delicious Thanksgiving feast for everyone here at Cedar House. Representatives from Back Safe, BBSI, McLane, Law Offices of Michael Scafiddi, United Agencies and UPS volunteered to make this year's dinner a success.
One year ago on October 25, Cedar House was blessed with the addition of Jamie Lamb as Chief Executive Officer. Looking back at the past year, it is clear that Lamb has made a powerful impact on the organization.
Cedar House is partnering with Wells Fargo to provide a Financial Literacy Course for our clients. Classes will take place on Thursdays once a month from 1-2:30 p.m. and will cover the basics of financial planning with an emphasis on personal budgeting.
Our staff, clients, families and friends celebrated Halloween with Trick or Treating at Cedar House. In the festive, decorated halls of our main facility, all ages enjoyed the day with costumes and candy!