We support efforts that strive to enhance quality of life for individuals and families living in low-income communities
We believe everyone has the right to adequate food, clothing, housing and necessary social services to sustain their livelihood. Our portfolio invests in organizations that are establishing safe communities for individuals, creating housing and employment stability within high-need populations and developing communities through neighborhood revitalization programs.
The Health and Human Services Committee has adopted a strategy that favors a continuum of care for clients, patients, and/or participants. For more on this strategy, please click here.
Organizations that fit within the Human Services portfolios include:
- Economic Resiliency: Organizations with missions built on the premise that under-resourced families are more likely to achieve sustained financial security if they can avail themselves of job training, placement, retention services, asset-building opportunities, financial services and education, and access to public work supports.
- Safe Communities: Organizations that provide services to survivors of violence and programming designed to decrease recidivism and youth crime rates. Survivor services include crisis assistance, emergency and transitional housing, job readiness training, community- and school-based violence prevention workshops, and leadership development. Prevention initiatives include mentoring, job training, after-school programs, street intervention, safe community centers, and public education.
- Stable Housing: Organizations that provide emergency, transitional, and/or permanent supportive housing and assistance for community reintegration, ideally with wraparound services provided directly or through partner referrals. Housing services are tailored to the particular needs of various populations, including chronically homeless adults, children and youth, HIV-positive individuals, young parents, survivors of violence, or the formerly incarcerated.