We are so thrilled for our Tichenor kiddos for their milestones achieved after an especially challenging year. From graduating from our very own Social Skills Group to Pre-K to High School, these children and youth make us so proud!!
Did you see us in the Press-Telegram?? Our pool has a fun new 360 degree, 95 foot long mural! Muralist Brian McAllister (@jbmcallis) just completed this amazing transformation of our pool walls. It is kid-approved: one youngster said an enthusiastic hello to each of the local sea creatures as he passed by doing backstroke! We are so grateful to Brian for his time and talent and to Tichenor Board Member Dr. Richard Mathis for his vision and funding of this project.
If you have been to Tichenor Clinic, you have likely experienced the delightfulness of Maria Moller. Her laugh rings through the halls, her warmth seeps through the walls. She was our Executive Director Lori DeLaney’s first hire, and she celebrates 25 years this summer as an aide in our Development Program. We are so lucky to have Maria as part of the Tichenor family!
New Grant Award!
We are so proud to announce our newest funding partner, the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation! Our 2021 award from the Miller Foundation enables us to provide services to those who would otherwise be unable to access therapy and family support. We are so grateful to the Miller Foundation for their commitment to investing resources in high-need neighborhoods of Long Beach, giving children the opportunity to flourish, develop, and reach their full potential.
Carnival Photos & Recap!
Click here for our full recap of our 6th Annual Superheroes Carnival & Resource Fair!
New Teen Advocacy Camp!
Announcing a new summer class for teens to learn about self-advocacy! Please contact Kim Vuong at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up!
Advocacy at Work!
On Tuesday evening, July 13, Tichenor Clinic’s Community Liaison, Kim Vuong and Board Member Nubia Flores Cedeño, along with many other community advocates spoke at the Long Beach City Council meeting urging council members to conduct a feasibility study on installation of an ADA access mat to allow people with mobility limitations to access the water at Granada Beach and Belmont Shore.
Access mats are moveable installations that can be rolled out over the sand to provide a sturdier surface for wheelchairs, strollers and walkers. These mats are already on 7 beaches in Los Angeles and Orange County, including in Huntington Beach, where Kim Vuong is pictured on the left. In her public comment, Vuong stated,
“I am an adult with cerebral palsy, and I use a wheeled walker for mobility. I have lived on the beach in Long Beach for 11 years, and during that time, I’ve never been able to get to the water on my own, because I can’t use my walker in the sand.”
Thank you, Lori!!
We are a quarter of the way to our goal to raise $95,000 on our 95th anniversary with “Building on the Past; Stepping Into the Future,” a campaign to celebrate Lori DeLaney’s 27 years as Executive Director!