MEETING BASIC NEEDS OF FOOD, SHELTER, SAFETY, & INCLUSIVITY
Our donors, advocates, and volunteers are making a difference in COMMUNITY BASICS. With funding awards to partners that support programs and initiatives that mobilize resources and volunteers, we secure a supportive, safe and welcoming community
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT: We all share a stake helping our neighbors get help when they are struggling or in crisis.
Every person we can transition away from dependence on some type of assistance and to a place where he or she can contribute to the community will help stabilize the region.
Hungry children suffer from iron deficiencies that affect cognitive and physical development. They are twice as likely to repeat a grade. Hungry teens are five times more likely to commit suicide.
The homeless tend to lose connections with family and friends resulting in a weaker support system. Homeless children are absent from school more often, experience increased behavior problems and more barriers to learning.
Children in a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment thrive.
Seniors and people with disabilities can make great contributions to our society when they remain independent.
What we need to accomplish:
Nutritious meals are provided to our most vulnerable populations.
Children and youth experience safe interactions with caregivers.
Low-income residents have access to basic legal representation and education.
Vulnerable seniors and those at 150% poverty remain in their homes longer through case management and services provided by volunteer networks.
Olmsted County residents with disabilities experience increased independence and integration through employment and life skills building.
Homeless or near homeless people have access to immediate, short-term shelter.
People get connected with opportunities to get and give help through 2-1-1 and Volunteer Center.
Youth develop inclusive relationships.
Partnering Programs & Initiatives: COMMUNITY BASICS
Nutritional Meals (Channel One Food Bank and Food Shelf)
Meals on Wheels, Family Access Center and Project Restore (Family Service Rochester)
Noon Meal, Rent Assistance (Salvation Army)
Crisis Nursery (Child Care Resource & Referral)
Legal Assistance (Legal Assistance of Olmsted County)
Senior Independence Collaborative (Elder Network, Family Service Rochester, Salvation Army)
Supported Employment (Ability Building Center, PossAbilities)
Southern Minnesota Assistive Technology Center (Ability Building Center)