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.
Meals on Wheels by ACC (MoW) has adapted its services for the health and safety of participants as well as staff and volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the past year of great challenges, MoW is still successfully providing meals to thousands of vulnerable seniors.
Despite much attention over many years, Sacramento still struggles with a seemingly overwhelming homelessness epidemic, and CEO of UC Davis Health, Dr. David Lubarsky, has seen its effects firsthand. Tackling the problem head-on, he’s spearheading a plan to address homelessness with an all-encompassing practical and caring approach that would make better use of existing resources.
“Like all schools, we’re fighting a new fight,” says David Perry, president of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento, of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Nonetheless, our students are continuing online with our college-prep curriculum, and our sponsors are continuing their generous support.”