Saint John’s Program for Real Change believes in women and their power as individuals, mothers, daughters and a community. Saint John’s mission is to unleash the potential of women in crisis with a vision of breaking the cycle of poverty and dependence, one family at a time.
Thirteen-year-old Alyssa had cancer on her spine. Surgery to remove the cancer left her with the equivalent of a spinal cord injury. Through research, Alyssa and her family found Shriners Children’s Northern California and sought help. Because of the multi-disciplinary expertise and care she received, she’s able to move more freely and stand — and has even become a competitive athlete.
Founded in 1972, Sacramento Life Center (SLC) is celebrating 50 years of embracing lives, one pregnancy at a time. Launched as a volunteer helpline, SLC is now a fully accredited, licensed community health clinic offering an array of services and resources. One of few Sacramento-area community clinics for pregnant women in need, SLC is ready to do more.
Founded in 1998, WALKSacramento serves six counties in the Greater Sacramento region with a mission of improving health equity in the built environment.
Established in 2016, the Sacramento Regional Family Justice Center is a one-stop center for victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, sexual assault and child abuse. All services are free and are offered on a walk-in basis.
Visionary Home Builders of California, Inc. (VHB) is a nonprofit housing developer dedicated to creating and advocating for healthy, vibrant and safe affordable housing communities. Under the leadership of CEO Carol Ornelas, the VHB team has a passion to serve families, seniors, veterans and individuals with low and moderate incomes.
“Being able to get my child in YMCA day care allowed me to keep coming into work and keep our patients and staff safe,” says Kelly Grady, RN, UC Davis Health.
Girl Scouts prepares girls for a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure. As an independent council of this 109-year-old organization, Girl Scouts Heart of Central California serves troops across 18 counties with the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
HeartLand Child & Family Services has been serving the mental health needs of children and adolescents in Sacramento for more than 40 years. “Our methods may have evolved over time as evidenced-based practices have improved mental health outcomes,” says Jeff Wilkinson, CEO, “but our commitment to doing whatever it takes for our community has never wavered.
For nearly 100 years, United Way California Capital Region has faced the region’s deepest and most urgent needs by bringing people together. Facing a pandemic, economic downturn, deep roots of racial inequality and poverty, the nonprofit’s work has never been more relevant.