EGUSD Foster Youth Services Program receives $24,000 grant from Sierra Health Foundation
The Elk Grove Unified School District’s Foster Youth Services Program has been awarded a $24,300 grant from the Sierra Health Foundation’s Responsive Grants Program. The goal of the Responsive Grants Program is to improve community health and well-being through the work of nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
The grant will support EGUSD’s “A Place of My Own” program, a service that will deliver one-on-one support and transitional housing services to a minimum of 20 emancipating foster youth. The “A Place of My Own” program will create a safety net for these individuals and a stepping stone from minor to non-minor status. The program also includes a partnership with the Child and Family Institute who will offer mental health counseling services for participating youth.
Sierra Health Foundation is a private philanthropy with a mission to invest in and serve as a catalyst for ideas, partnerships and programs that improve health and quality of life in Northern California. The Foundation is committed to improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities in the region through convening, educating and strategic grant making. Since its inception in 1985, the Foundation has awarded $85 million in cash grants to 893 nonprofit organizations. The Foundation’s funding region includes 26 counties in the northeast part of the state.