One Way Up to host Community Meeting for low income families

PALMDALE – Do you need your traffic tickets cleared for free? Do you need an expungement for free? Do you have a child with problems in school (i.e. expulsion, suspension, IEP and Assessment)? Has your child been detained in the juvenile court system?

If any of these questions apply to you, then One Way Up invites you to a community meeting this Saturday.

“I want to give low income families information that will help them to better themselves,” says One Way Up CEO Cynthia Beverly. “This information will help them to better their lives.”

Beverly says the One Way Up community meeting will focus mainly on the Department of Public Social Services (DPSS), and the benefits and services available through DPSS for low income families.

Though many of the programs are freely available, Beverly says most low-income families in the Antelope Valley are not aware that these programs even exist.

“Most people don’t know that if you were ever homeless, you can have your traffic tickets cleared up through homeless court,” says Beverly. “I am not telling people ways to avoid the laws, I am just giving them information that they need to know about services that are available to them. These people don’t know about these programs because no one will ever tell them.”

Beverly says two representatives from DPSS will speak at the meeting. Topics of discussion will include the Gain Program, which helps CalWORKS participants prepare for and find employment, and the Grow Program, which provides employment and training services to help employable General Relief (GR) participants obtain jobs and achieve self-sufficiency.

The One Way Up Community Meeting will also address parents whose children may be having a problem in school and are at risk for suspension or expulsion. Beverly will be offering information about avenues that parents may take to get the assistance and support that is needed to keep their children in school.

“I want to help them to stop the pipelines from the schools to the prison systems,” says Beverly.

The One Way Up Community Meeting will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, October 1st, at the Palmdale Moose Lodge, at 3101 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550. For more information, contact Cynthia Beverly at 661-213-8249.

  2 comments for “One Way Up to host Community Meeting for low income families

  1. Miguel A. Rivera
    October 1, 2011 at 3:48 am

    yep, point more people toward the welfare office for more “free” [meaning taxpayer funded] goodies. thanks Cynthia!

    • Matt Keltner
      October 1, 2011 at 3:54 am


      Normally I would agree with you, but the article did mention that one of the aims of this event is to get people employed and off of assistance. If it succeeds in doing so for just one or two people, then it will be 100% worth it. Let’s promote this !

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