CHAN is committed to helping our clients to endure a crisis through our Emergency Assistance Program (EAP). Please note, CHAN is a non-profit supported by grant funding and donations. Requests for emergency assistance will be accommodated based on resource availability. All assistance is provided based on meeting program eligibility requirements.

Please note, all visits are by appointment only. All applicants applying for EAP services must meet income eligibility requirements and provide all required documentation.

Here is the step-by-step process to request assistance or participate in one of our training programs.

CHAN offers a number of education and training programs to provide our clients the tools to invest in themselves and achieve positive outcomes.

The lack of financial literacy is a huge barrier to establishing economic stability. Many households are unable to properly prepare for the future because they do not understand the basics of money management. Even with a stable paycheck, many people remain at risk because of poor planning or the lack of savings to cover emergencies.

Our financial literacy program is designed to teach participants how to properly manage their finances. Topics include budgeting, saving, addressing debt, and other basic principles of money management.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 90,000 children under the age of 12 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2019. That is why CHAN offers a presentation on car safety to help parents and caregivers understand how to protect young lives on the road. After completing the training, income eligible families may receive a free car seat.

Medi-Cal is California’s health care initiative under Medicaid. Supported by federal and state taxes, the program can cover medical services for children and adults with limited financial resources. Once you are approved you remain eligible for medical assistance as long as you meet the requirements.

Because health is often our greatest resource, CHAN is available to provide assistance to families interested in enrolling in the Medi-Cal program. We are especially focused on helping pregnant women, families with young children and undocumented seniors gain to access medical coverage. For more information on Medi-Cal, visit the state’s website here.

The pandemic has been especially devastating for low-income populations and families of color. In response, CHAN has a two-fold response:


CHAN offers vaccination and booster appointments to eligible members of the community

COVID-19 Outreach

CHAN is committed to answering community questions about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine, masks, and other preventive measures

Our staff and community partners are available to attend events, churches, schools, and other gatherings to discuss guidelines and practices for healthy living in the age of COVID-19.

You are what you eat! Eating a balanced diet filled with nutritious food is incredibly important to maintaining health, energy levels, and immunity responses. However, many people simply lack the cooking and menu selection skills necessary to make smart food choices. That is why CHAN offers Nutrition Classes, with topics like Healthy Eating and Active Living.

The goal of this program is to teach people to cook healthy, nutritious meals on a budget. These classes will also introduce clients to new foods that can serve as delicious options for a robust diet. Financial incentives may be available at the completion of the program.

Exercise and an active lifestyle are both important parts of healthy living. CHAN encourages our community to get moving with live classes on topics like yoga and Zumba. Most activities are held at the City of Victorville Activities Center at 15075 Hesperia Rd, Victorville, CA 92395. Contact CHAN at (760) 241-9900 for more information on class times and locations.


According to the CDC, more than 480,000 people die each year from tobacco use. That includes both direct and second-hand smoke exposure. To combat these fatalities, CHAN offers a program designed to teach middle and high school teens about the dangers of both smoking and vaping. These activities can include formal presentations and other forms of outreach.