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The Women’s Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation announced today that four local agencies have collectively been awarded $50,000 in COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants. With a focus on addressing the community’s most immediate needs impacting women and children in the Redding area, The Women’s Fund’s members submitted their votes and the organizations receiving The Women’s Fund’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants are:
Pathways to Hope for Children (PHC) – $25,000 to fund a Family Resource Parent Partner to help with a rapidly increasing backlog of vulnerable women seeking employment, daycare and mental illness assistance.
Shasta Family YMCA – $15,000 to continue to provide discounted emergency day care camp through the end of June and possibly beyond for children of health care providers and other essential workers.
Dignity Health Connected Living – $5000 to support the Food Bank at Mercy Oaks campus in Redding, specifically targeting feminine hygiene and incontinence products, diapers and other personal care items not covered by other funding.
California Heritage YouthBuild Academy (CHYBA) – $5000 to assist students seeking high school diplomas in meeting basic needs such as transportation, housing and food to keep them on course to a diploma and employment.
In applying for the emergency grants, the organizations detailed how the pandemic has drastically affected their ability to serve Shasta County’s most vulnerable populations, from feminine hygiene and incontinence products to requests for day care camp for essential workers, and providing basic needs and assistance for families and individuals. The funding will allow them to address some of the most immediate needs impacting the community.
To learn more about The Women’s Fund, visit www.womensfundredding.org