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Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) recognizes Victorville-based Caring Circuit Institute (CCI) as the 21st Senate District’s Small Business of the Month for May, which is also Mental Health Awareness month.
CCI was founded in 2019 by Sam and Judy Rodriguez. The husband and wife team is committed to ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities are given opportunities to have an independent lifestyle and find jobs that grow into career opportunities.
“Sam and Judy, along with their dedicated and hard-working staff, selflessly devote their lives to helping others,” said Wilk. “By providing meaningful lifestyle and career opportunities to those with developmental disabilities, they uplift our vulnerable community members. I am honored to recognize CCI as the 21st Senate District Small Business of the Month and thank Sam and Judy for their incredible contributions to Victorville.”
Senator Wilk has also recognized the following individuals from Santa Clarita and Antelope Valley for their hard work in the mental health field as part of his May is Mental Health Awareness series. Click here to learn more about them.
--Erin and Bruce Wilson, co-founders of “If I Need Help,” were inspired by their son Jay to establish the Santa Clarita non-profit organization in 2014. The Wilsons created the program to help Jay, who is autistic, and wanted to share the success of their outreach programs with other parents.
--Krishna America Flores is a Veteran Outreach Program Specialist for the Antelope Valley Veteran Center. A combat veteran of the USMC herself, Flores understands the trauma that comes with being on the frontline. Flores now works to connect combat veterans and veterans who experienced sexual trauma during their service to proper treatment and counseling.