2018 - 2019 Major Beneficiaries
MISSSEY: Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploited Youth
MISSSEY is a community-based nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA offering supportive services to young women who are victims and survivors of commercial sexual exploitation in the San Francisco Bay Area. MISSSEY was founded in 2007 by two survivors of sex trafficking and two allies in response to the rising epidemic of the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the East Bay. We provide safe space, foster healthy relationships, and empower girls through intensive life coaching, a daily drop-in center, advocacy, and prevention. At MISSSEY, we believe in the power of community to create positive change with survivors. Your donation today ensures we can continue supporting vulnerable and exploited girls on their journeys to healing, recovery, and liberation. Collectively, we can make a powerful impact in the lives of survivors.
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Family Harvest Farm
A program of John Muir Land Trust, Family Harvest Farm is a 3.5 acre urban farm located in Pittsburg, California. The mission of Family Harvest Farm is to empower youth and adults through agriculture that encourages healthy living, connection to the environment, and builds a sustainable community. The goals are to employ transition age foster youth through a job readiness program, increase organic food access, and host educational workshops for the greater community.
2018 - 2019 Minor Beneficiaries
An Elderly Wish Foundation
The mission of An Elderly Wish Foundation is to grant wishes to seniors, 50 and older, who have a life-threatening illness and live in Contra Costa County. These wishes are small in nature, but large in the hearts of the wish recipients and their families. The smiles, the tears, the laughter and love of family and friends are the rewards received from granting wishes. The wishes granted can be something as simple as celebrating a special birthday with loved ones, spending a night or two in a town that brings back old memories, attending a favorite team’s baseball or football game, or enjoying a new flat screen TV so that you can watch old movies. Everyone has something on their ͞bucket list and in many cases the foundation can help make this a reality.
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Community Violence Solutions (CVS) / Children’s Interview Center
Community Violence Solutions (CVS) is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to end sexual assault and family violence through prevention, crisis services, and treatment and serves all of Contra Costa and Marin Counties. The Children's Interview Center is a program of Community Violence Solutions. The Children’s Interview Center’s mission is to reduce further trauma and facilitate healing for child victims and their non-offending family members while supporting effective investigations aimed at both protecting children and prosecuting crimes against children in our communities.
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Family Support Services
Founded in 1989, the mission of Family Support Services is to nurture children, youth, and caregivers to keep families healthy and intact. To do this, we provide culturally appropriate, trauma informed services to Bay Area families, including case management, support groups, crisis intervention, mental health therapy, youth programs, respite care, parenting classes, and information and referral. Family Support Services specializes in serving low-income families who face serious challenges in caring for their children including: families with children who have mental and physical disabilities; families caring for children who are substance exposed or medically fragile; and families in which grandparents or other relatives have had to step in to care for children. We also work with families whose children are at risk of abuse by helping caregivers improve their parenting skills and raise children in a safe and nurturing environment. Our core programs are: Kinship Supportive Services Program, Family Preservation Programs, and Respite/Child Care Programs.
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Family Violence Law Center
FVLC helps diverse communities in Alameda County heal from domestic violence and sexual assault, advocating for justice and healthy relationships. FVLC provides survivor-centered legal and crisis intervention services, offers prevention education for youth and other community members, and engages in policy work to create systemic change. FVLC uses a holistic service model to address domestic violence in Alameda County, including protection initiatives for people currently experiencing abuse and prevention initiatives to eliminate future abuse. FVLC provides: no cost legal services; 24-hour crisis intervention services for survivors, including advocacy within local police departments and emergency housing and relocation services; violence prevention education and leadership training for youth; and community outreach.
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