The Healthy Children & Families Initiative has resulted in:
Invested in mental and behavioral health programs
Children and families received access to critical services
Children screened for ACEs
Increasing Quality of Life for Children and Families
Thriving children and families are an important component of a healthy, resilient region.
Launched in the fall of 2021 with our child tax credit outreach project, the Healthy Children and Families Initiative supports our Strategic Plan by advancing community resilience through health equity and increases the quality of life for children and families through expanded access to supportive services, including:
- Connection to direct financial assistance
- Equitable access to affordable and high-quality healthcare, including mental and behavioral health services
- Addressing trauma and increasing access to equity-centered, trauma-informed services for children and families
This summer we awarded $535,000 in grant funding to support nonprofit projects and programs providing mental, behavioral and related support services to children of all ages and their families, utilizing culturally responsive and trauma-informed practices.