live at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level and below
are behind on rent
make less income than before the pandemic
live in overcrowded housing
do not have enough food
In fact, many of the families in our community don’t have the financial stability to take care of a $400 crisis, and would be forced to make life-altering sacrifices. That means just $400 could be the difference between security and unemployment, homelessness or starvation. When families are in a once-in-lifetime crisis, we need to be there to help get them back on track.
In 2021, we provided more than $122,000 in funds to our patients. However, due to limited funds we were unable to award 25% of the money requested by our patients in greatest need.
AltaMed’s ability to address upstream risk factors of health will exponentially benefit our patients’ quality of life and their ability to maintain good health. Families will have an invaluable safety net when it’s most needed.
When patients keep their jobs, they are able to support themselves and their children.
Families that stay in their homes are better able to maintain healthy routines.
Keeping children active in education & consistently attending school promotes healthy lifestyles.
AltaMed’s human services work, funded with philanthropic support from employees and community members, is nowhere near the volume needed to meaningfully address these systemic issues that are more widespread than ever as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to limited funds, 30% of patient requests can’t be awarded. We want to be able to fund 100% of requests so our patients and their families can continue to grow healthy. To date, the AltaMed team has donated almost $1M to the fund – but the need is much greater.
Let’s reimagine what neighborhoods could be beyond just returning to “normal.” Help us impact the lives of our patients in a more just, compassionate and permanent manner. One-time gifts are welcome, but ongoing gifts will help even more.
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