May 2024 - Monthly Newsletter

Thank You Health Net!

Bonita Family Resource Center would like to express our sincere gratitude to Health Net for their contribution to our organization. With their help we were able to get a van that will be used for our new Warm and Healthy Food Distribution program.

This food distribution program will have access to warm healthy meals for youth who are in immediate need. We are hopeful that with this new acquisition we will be able to reach our community and provide a warm meal to anyone who may be going through homelessness, economic hardship, or foster youth. If you are an educator or work with youth that may be positively impacted by this initiative, feel free to contact us.

For more information on this program email us at:


Help us help more people in our community! With your donations we will continue on our mission to provide Hot and Healthy meals to those in need. You may scan the QR codes and give your donation, every cent counts towards meeting our goal. Bonita Family Resource Center thanks you for your contribution to continue with this effort towards our families and individuals.

We are excited to announce that BFRC if officially a UnidosUS affiliate! Our team works hard every day to bring valuable resources and programs to our Latino community. We would like to thank Unidos for this accomplishment and look forward to continuing working together to bring more programs to our local communities.

Mental Health Awareness Month

The upcoming month of May is Mental Health Awareness month, a time to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues, as well as highlighting the ways how mental illness and addiction can affect all of us.

Self-care can play an important role in maintaining your mental health and help support your treatment and recovery if you have a mental illness.

Some self-care tips include:

  • Exercising
  • Healthy Eating
  • Make sleep a priority.
  • Explore relaxing activities.
  • Focus on positivity.

Seek professional help if you are experiencing severe or distressing symptoms that have lasted 2 weeks or more. Click on the link below to learn more.

Caring for Your Mental Health - National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (


May is CalFresh awareness month, we encourage our community to learn more about the benefits this program offers. Contact our office and learn more about what you need to qualify and be screened to apply for the benefits.

This summer a new food program is coming! SUN Bucks is a program just like CalFresh but for the summer. This program will benefit children by providing $40 per month for food for June, July and August 2024 ($120 total). Children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals through a school meal application or an Alternative Income Form, or get CalFresh, CalWORKs, or Medi-Cal, are automatically enrolled.

This money is in addition to the EBT money already received if currently receiving CalFresh benefits.

Covered California Special Enrollment Period

Missed the open enrollment deadline?

Do you still need to enroll in a Covered CA plan?

You can still enroll in a plan if you have a qualifying life event during special enrollment period. Contact us to learn more about what they are.

Enroll Today!

call us at: (619)512-1122 and make an appointment!


¿Se te pasó la fecha límite de inscripción abierta?

¿Aún necesitas inscribirte en un plan de Covered CA?

Aún puede inscribirse en un plan si tiene un evento de vida que califique durante el período de inscripción especial. Contáctanos para conocer más sobre cuáles son.

¡Inscríbete hoy!

¡llámanos al: (619)512-1122 y haz una cita!

Medi-Cal Expansion

Do You Live in California?

We can help you apply for Medi-Cal regardless of your immigration status.

As of January 1st, 2024, a new law in California now allows adults ages 26 through 49 to qualify for full-scope Medi-Cal, regardless of immigration status.

All other Medi-Cal eligibility rules, including income limits, will still apply.

Contact us today and learn more information on how to apply for benefits.

Don't Lose Coverage!

Free Living and Financial Counseling!

Are you interested in buying a home soon or in the future?

Do you need advice on how to properly rent a place or how to transition from a rental to a new owned home?

Is financial management something you need help with?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we could help you! UnidosUS offers FREE counseling sessions with experts on these topics. You can have the opportunity to meet with a counselor over the phone without leaving the comfort of your home and get your questions answered! Receive valuable information that can be of great help in a near future, call us today and learn more on how to enroll.


BFRC is inviting you to attend our nutritional Charlas, through our Comprando Rico Y Sano program, in collaboration with UnidosUS. Our educational talks cover the importance of nutrition in establishing healthy habits and its impact on overall health. We also often host cooking demonstrations that feature new and delicious recipes to try with healthy ingredients. Follow us on social media to get more information on upcoming events or give us a call to book a Charla. Don't miss this opportunity to learn, taste, and improve your well-being.

Calling all CBOs! Are you interested in booking a Charla with us? Please don't hesitate to reach out at (619)512-1122. You can also attend one of our Charlas to get an idea of the informative and engaging discussions we offer.

We do require a minimum of five attendees. Hope to see you soon!

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Partnership/Donation Information

Interested in discussing potential partnerships, donations, or fundraisers with our Executive Director? Please reach out to Alma to schedule a meeting or call. We would love to explore opportunities to collaborate and support our shared mission. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you!