Office Technicians Jackie Scroggins and Virginia Medina take a quick break in front of three vans full of gifts for the Adopt-A-Family Program.

Office Technicians Jackie Scroggins and Virginia Medina take a quick break in front of three vans full of gifts for the Adopt-A-Family Program.

By Lt. Steve Zanini, AA/Public Information Officer
California Health Care Facility

The California Health Care Facility-Stockton (CHCF) helped to make the holiday season bright for area residents.

The staff at CHCF “adopted” 14 families in collaboration with the Stockton Women’s Center and Youth/Family Services, and the Health Careers Academy.

The families requested basic items like bed-sheets, shampoo and toothbrushes. The children asked for new clothes and popular board games.

In early December, CHCF administrators delivered gifts to eight families at the Stockton Women’s Center. Included were nine bicycles, donated by the Bicycle Program at the California Medical Facility, Vacaville (CMF).

Chief Executive Officer Joelle Gomez and her staff were happy to help unload the gifts from three vans.

In mid-December, CHCF administrators and staff delivered gifts to six families at Stockton’s newest high school, the Health Careers Academy.

School Counselor Jose Cardenas and staff were excited to receive gifts from the generous staff of CHCF.

Displaying some of the donated bikes, from left, are Lt. Steve Zanini, CHCF Chief Deputy Warden Brian Duffy, CEO Joelle Gomez, DHS-Stockton Executive Director Sharon Zamora, CHEF Chief Deputy Warden Jarod Lozano and Community Resources Manager Kim Petersen.

Displaying some of the donated bikes, from left, are Lt. Steve Zanini, CHCF  Warden Brian Duffy, CEO Joelle Gomez, DHS-Stockton Executive Director Sharon Zamora, CHCF Chief Deputy Warden Jarod Lozano and Community Resources Manager Kim Petersen.

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