FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Funding to help launch three-year multi-sector partnership to measure how strengthening economic stability increases protective factors
SAN DIEGO (Oct. 27, 2020) – United Way of San Diego County (UWSD), a nonprofit bringing community and business partners together to help San Diego’s children, young adults, and families in need, received nearly $450,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH). The funds will help UWSD establish a multi-sector partnership to help address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) through activities aimed at increasing economic stability, including access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). This partnership will execute the “Building Resilience: Evaluating the Impact of Economic Supports on ACEs Risk” project. UWSD has convened a group of six outstanding partners to execute the Building Resilience and achieve its goals and objectives.
The partners include:
- 2-1-1 San Diego
- Dreams for Change
- Harder+Company Community Research
- International Rescue Committee
- YMCA Childcare Resource Service
UWSD was one of only 23 nonprofits across the nation that received this funding. The multi-sector partnership will measure how strengthening economic stability increases the protective factors for low-income working families, including racial and ethnic minority families, disproportionately at risk for ACEs. The partnership seeks to use the results of this project to create systems of change for the region.
Read the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announcement here.