The Arbuckle Family Action Center is committed to assisting the community in achieving and maintaining good quality health. Our services include CalFresh, Covered California, and MediCal, outreach, education, and application assistance, and referral services. Make Parenting A Pleasure, Nutrition Classes, and Bumps and Beyond Coffee Talks are also available at the center.
The CalFresh Program, formerly known as Food Stamps (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)), can add to your food budget to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. The program issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used to buy most foods at many markets and food stores.
The Arbuckle Family Action Center has Certified Enrollment Counselors and are available to assist you with your application needs. This is a free service! The staff goes through extensive training in education and enrollment of Covered California and is happy to serve you. Please call to set up an appointment so that we can best help you.
Covered California open enrollment ends on January 31st. Medi-Cal enrollment continues year-round. You may still qualify for Medi-Cal or have a qualifying life event that makes you eligible for coverage through a special- enrollment period*. Small businesses can sign up for health insurance plans year-round.
*SPECIAL ENROLLMENT - If you experience a life-changing event, such as the loss of a job, death of a spouse or birth of a child, you may sign up immediately in a health insurance plan outside of the plan's specified enrollment period.
The Arbuckle Family Action Center also offers breastfeeding counseling available to assist you during the hours of Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 pm. Don't wait to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Tobacco and Young Children
Do you know that smoking before and during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and death among mothers and infants? Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) is more likely to occur in children exposed to second hand smoke. Children exposed to second hand smoke are at greater risk for colds, ear infections, sore throats, and lung problems such as coughing, wheezing, and asthma.
Have you tried to quit, and it didn’t work? You are not alone; it often takes several attempts before you achieve success. Remember what worked well and what didn’t and try again. You can do this; you can become a non-smoker. There is help and support. Understanding the quitting process can make it easier. Regardless of how long you have smoked, becoming a non-smoker now, and having a smoke free environment, significantly reduces the health risks to you and your children.
The California Smoker’s Helpline is a FREE and personal and confidential telephone counseling service that has been proven to DOUBLE a smoker’s chance of quitting successfully.
English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887)
Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME (1-800-456-6386)