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South Antelope Valley Emergency Services


Helping People in Need with Care and Compassion

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Make a donation to SAVES through the Palmdale Community Foundation.

A PRACTICAL AND CARING APPROACH TO SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES) provides a practical and caring approach to serving people in need. The SAVES program was started in 1983 to offer assistance to individuals and families who are experiencing a temporary emergency situation.

WHO RECEIVES ASSISTANCE?

To qualify a person must be experiencing circumstances that fall within federal program guidelines. These circumstances might include:
Clients must present proof of their circumstances or show proof of income status to qualify. CalWorks or general relief clients must have a referral.

SAVES HELPS LOW-INCOME PEOPLE IN NEED BY PROVIDING



SAVES PROVIDES SPECIAL SEASONAL ASSISTANCE


SAVES PROVIDES A VARIETY OF FOOD ITEMS

The SAVES program provides a large assortment of food items: fresh and canned fruits and vegetables; chili and soup; breads and bakery goods; beverages; dry milk; and staples such as rice, beans and dried cereals.

Clients who are in a temporary emergency situation and who qualify for the program are given enough food items for a week of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

SAVES NETWORKS WITH OTHER AGENCIES

The SAVES staff networks with numerous agencies to help provide other services for clients. Staff also works to assist young adults through the Emancipated Foster Youth Program.

HOW DOES THE SAVES PROGRAM OPERATE?

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services is a City of Palmdale program. The City's Community Development Block Grant funds the overhead, salaries of a coordinator and an assistant and day-to-day operational costs.

Food is provided by federal programs and through contributions by local markets and stores on an ongoing basis. SAVES donates extra food to local senior centers, sober living homes and other food assistance programs.

CORPORATE DONATIONS WELCOME

Additional support for the program is provided by private and corporate donations and funding from other government agencies. SAVES appreciates its faithful corps of volunteers who assist paid staff in a variety of ways. Donations may be made through the Palmdale Community Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization.

To make a donation, to sign up to volunteer or to obtain more information about the City of Palmdale SAVES program, please call 661/267-5191.

HOW TO GET ASSISTANCE

SAVES is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm.

Call 661/267-5191 during business hours. A 24-hour emergency phone service is also available after business hours. Clients may leave a message with their name, telephone number and brief explanation of emergency situation.

WALK-IN SERVICE IS AVAILABLE

Food - 8:00 - 3:00 pm
Monday through Thursday

Bread & Bakery - 3:30 to 5:00 pm
Monday through Thursday

Bus Passes - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday through Thursday

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services




1002 E. Avenue Q-12
Palmdale, CA 93550
661/267-5191

THE CITY OF PALMDALE AND THE SAVES PROGRAM GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING SUPPORTERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Albertsons
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Assistance League of Antelope Valley
AT&T Employees - Van Nuys
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
Boeing Employees' Community Fund
Boy Scouts of America - AV Division
City of Palmdale Employees
Clear Channel Communications
Curves for Women
Girl Scouts - Joshua Tree Council
Home Town Buffet
Kiwanis Club
National Association of Letter Carriers
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Cinemark Movies Antelope Valley Mall
Palmdale Lions Club
Palmdale Moose Lodge #507
Palmdale United Methodist Women
Plaza Donuts
Ralphs/Food 4 Less
Robertson's Palmdale Honda "Thunder on the Lot"
Southern Califonia Edison-Antelope Valley
Spudnuts Donuts - Avenue K
Subway - 509 E. Palmdale Boulevard
Trader Joe's
Traditional Karate Academy
United States Marine Corps/Toys for Tots
United Way of Greater Los Angeles-Antelope Valley
Vallarta Supermarkets
Waste Management of Antelope Valley
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