Home of Guiding Hands receives $5,000 for new furniture

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

by Rick Griffin

Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) of El Cajon has announced it has received a $5,000 grant from The Country Friends for the purchase of new sofas and love seats for five of HGH’s 31 residential homes. HGH reports The Country Friends, a local philanthropic group based in Rancho Santa Fe, has supported HGH for the past 27 years. Formed in 1954 to fulfill a need of “helping San Diegans one hand at a time,” The Country Friends owns and operates a consignment shop and hosts events to raise funds for local human care agencies.
Founded in 1961, HGH provides services, training and advocacy for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, including epilepsy, cerebral palsy and autism. Services are provided to about 800 adults and children, including individuals living independently in their own homes and 182 people living in 31 community-based homes in El Cajon, Lakeside, San Carlos and Santee. HGH also operates a Respite Program that gives family members a much-needed break, a Life Planning Program that assists families with the process of developing a care plan for the future and an early childhood program, along with transportation services and counseling and family support services.