Building Healthier Communities Requires a Holistic Approach to Mental Health Services/Care

December 13, 2022

Mental health is an essential aspect of overall health. More than 1.4 million adults in Los Angeles County need mental health services because their mental health conditions affect their ability to work, maintain close relationships or care for themselves. While many would benefit from access to counseling or treatment, almost two out of three individuals do not receive the help they need. Social isolation, anxiety and stress linked to the COVID-19 pandemic have worsened these mental health needs, especially for minority groups who have been disproportionately affected.

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COVID and Racism: How We All Pay

February 4, 2021

By Rose Veniegas, CCF’s Senior Program Officer, Health & Jarrett Barrios, CCF’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Community & Programmatic Initiatives Racism makes us sick. Last week’s New York Times story on the unequal impact of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County (“In Los Angeles, the Virus Is Pummeling Those Who Can Least Afford to Fall Ill”) […]

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The Evolving Pandemic Landscape & Germination of Positive Systemic Change

January 5, 2021

The coronavirus outbreak, economic disruptions and calls for racial justice—as well as the uncertainty of what might come next—have revealed existing inequities in our housing, education, health care, food security, criminal justice and employment. We are at a turning point. Two roads in the forest. One merely leads to a recovery. The other leads us to a renewal.

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Why COVID-19 is a Social Justice Issue

May 15, 2020

By: Jai Phillips, Program Officer, Youth Development People are like gardens: they require the right seeds to be planted, watered and nurtured in order to grow, but if neglected, will never produce the full harvest of their potential. For decades, Black people have been starved of the investments, the systems of care and quality environments […]

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Take Five: Ellah Ronen, LA n Sync Program Officer

May 8, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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TAKE 5 With: Rose Veniegas, Senior Health Program Officer

April 22, 2020

California Community Foundation (CCF) launched the COVID-19 LA County Response Fund to address the immediate and emerging needs of our region’s most vulnerable residents—from mitigation to eventual recovery. This fund will support community needs identified by our partners in health, housing, education and immigration. Our staff is partnering with community leaders to make grants and […]

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