Monday, October 25, 2021

Escondido Community Foundation awards $228K to nine mental health groups

ESCONDIDO, Calif.—A philanthropic organization today awarded $228,000 to nine Escondido-based organizations aimed at improving social and emotional well-being in the city.

The Escondido Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego The Foundation presented the award for addressing issues of social isolation, anxiety, depression, suicide and abuse, and providing specific support for young people in the community.

“The Escondido community has a long way to go in recovering from the effects of the ongoing pandemic,” said Kenneth Lounsberry, board chairman of the Escondido Community Foundation. “With this grant money we aim to invest in our friends and neighbours, from the inside out.

“These nine organizations and their programming will improve the social and emotional well-being of our Escondido community, especially those most at risk, by enabling them to receive the support and care they need during this time,” he said.

The grantees are:

– the $28,000 Alabaster Jar Project to continue to support its resource center and provide survivors of human trafficking with part-time employment opportunities, housing, therapy, peer-support, and community resources;

– From $18,000 to solutions for case management and counseling to families affected by homelessness, addiction, generational poverty, trauma, and domestic abuse with full-time employment opportunities as well as stable housing, family reunification, and emotional and To help secure mental support. ;

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– $23,000 outside the lens to support the organization’s partnership with the San Pascal Academy to provide internship and industry mentorship opportunities to youth;

– $30,000 to the Center for Community Solutions to support the organization’s shelter capacity to meet current needs through a full spectrum of shelter services and related hotline crisis assistance to existing victims and survivors of domestic violence;

—$18,000 to support Community HousingWorks to improve children’s learning development programs and to make the organization’s apartment communities a safe place to learn, grow and thrive;

—$15,000 to support the organization’s mission to identify, address, and prevent youth suicide by providing mental health programs and other community resources to North County Lifeline to promote a safe school environment;

—$33,000 to Palomar Family Counseling to promote treatment, support, and long-term social and emotional support to 45 women and their children who are experiencing or at risk of domestic violence;

— $33,000 to HealthRight 360 to develop the playground construction to provide Serenity Village residents a safe, organized play area to enjoy the fresh air and outdoors; And

– $30,000 to the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to provide counseling services and socio-emotional learning opportunities to middle-school youth.

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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