2016-2017 Major Beneficiary
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing
Contra Costa Interfaith Housing’s mission is to provide permanent, affordable housing and vital support services to homeless and at-risk families and individuals in Contra Costa County. Responding to the tremendous need for affordable housing coupled with appropriate services that help people to remain housed, CCIH has grown from serving 72 people to more than 1,000 Contra Costa residents.
Housing is just the first step in helping people who are homeless or at risk to become homeless, to achieve self-reliance and stability. After affordable housing is secured, Contra Costa Interfaith Housing assists families and individuals to increase their employment, life skills, mental and physical health, parenting skills, and academic and social competence. Programs such as on-site mental health support for trauma-impacted children, academic-based after school programming, eviction prevention, case management services, evidence-based parenting classes, rental readiness programs, and summer youth enrichment support residents to achieve their greatest degree of independence possible. The focus on youth is helping to break a cycle of extreme poverty and homelessness.
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2016-2017 Minor Beneficiaries
Alternative Family Services
AFS is one of Northern California's largest foster care, adoption and mental health agencies. Since 1978, AFS has provided critical needs and services to thousands of foster youth and families. The AFS mission is to support vulnerable children and families in need of stability, safety, and wellbeing in communities. AFS believes children heal and thrive living with families in the community. They work with clients and families in their own homes, schools and other community settings. AFS brings its services to our clients rather than expecting our clients to come to us.
AFS is committed to identifying, utilizing, and celebrating individual strengths in our approach to healing children and supporting foster and adoptive families who so generously open their homes. They value the variety of backgrounds and experiences of all people they work with – children, youth, biological, foster, and adoptive families and celebrate the diversity of clients and their families, integrating this appreciation in all of their work.
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Taylor Family Foundation
The Taylor Family Foundation hosts a racially and socio-economically diverse group of more than 3,000 children per year providing therapeutic recreation, specialized support and resources completely free of charge. Sustainably built and maintained, Camp Arroyo provides a safe, nurturing environment, filled with positive energy and support. It's a place where kids are surrounded by children with similar conditions, and where individuality is not taboo, but celebrated.
While other Bay Area/Northern California camps target specific disease conditions, TTFF offers the only camping opportunity in the region, and one of very few nationally, specifically developed to provide services to children with a wide variety of serious health challenges and life circumstances at no charge. In addition, TTFF hosts the only Northern California summer camp program specifically for children with HIV/AIDS and their families. By collaborating with established groups serving children with different health conditions rather than focusing exclusively on a single illness, TTFF is able to enrich the lives of children of a far greater number.
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Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County area. Trinity Center is a safe place to be off the street. The vision of Trinity Center is to be a community that cares for homeless people with compassion and provides a place of safety, friendship and dignity – a place where everyone has the opportunity for abundant life; a place where everyone knows your name.
Trinity Center's mission is to be a doorway to opportunity for homeless and working poor people. They give care and hope to each one through supported access to services and resources. With intelligent compassion, they give effective leadership that empowers clients, volunteers and staff to be successful, and facilitate community involvement through partnership and collaboration.
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