Community Needs Programs Focus Area consists of seven programs that meet a range of community needs. These include:

  • Assault Survivor Kits® – clothing and hygiene kits for victims of sexual assault

  • Baby Bags – infant clothing and supplies for low income mothers whose babies have been identified as high risk for developmental problems

  • Food Boxes – groceries for CalWorks families that run out of food

  • On My Way Bags for foster youth being emancipated from the Foster Youth Program to independent living

  • Receiving Center Backpacks – emergency clothing and other supplies for children and teens waiting for placement in the foster care system

  • Senior Year Sponsorships – to help foster youth fund senior year activities

  • Outreach – meets a one-time need on a short-term basis providing help quickly

Here’s what we accomplished in our community last year.

  • Donated 30 backpacks of school supplies to Afghan schoolchildren who are recent immigrants to our county

  • Provided 376 backpacks with emergency supplies for foster children and teens in crisis

  • Awarded $10,000 to 25 foster youth through senior year sponsorships

  • Donated 300 food boxes for families on CalWorks

  • Assembled 660 Baby Bags for infants at risk of developmental delays

  • Supplied emergency clothing to 180 survivors of assault

  • Assembled 60 duffel bags with essential living supplies for foster youth achieving independence