Health & Wellness
Improving equity, access and well-being
The challenge: Low-income families are more likely to experience high rates of violence and to suffer from chronic health conditions
such as diabetes and asthma. They may also suffer from substance abuse and mental illness, which plays a large role in homelessness and incarceration.
Yet they often receive inferior health care with large out-of-pocket expenses. High health care costs are a factor in more than half of all
Our response: We support programs that provide direct services to promote good physical and mental health along with access to
nutritious food — all essential to overcoming poverty and critical to the overall well-being of low-income families.
"The Wellness Center was lifted up through the generosity of the Episcopal Impact Fund. They came here, they interviewed us, and they found out what we needed. They believed in us."
– The Wellness Center at Holy Child and St. Martin
Our 2016 Grant Recipients for Health and Wellness
Building Futures with Women and Children is part of the Rapid Rehousing Initiative in Alameda County and works to find stable
homes for mothers and children who are homeless due to domestic violence.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay helps children facing adversity change their lives for the better through the power
of one-to-one mentoring.
Gilead House offers hope to single mothers and their children by providing transitional housing and life skills education that
lead to independence and a brighter future.
Coastside Hope provides an array of services to its low-income neighbors, including a new English as a Second Language (ESL).
Homeless Prenatal Project provides intensive education and employment services to precariously housed or homeless mothers.
Boys Hope Girls Hope provides high-achieving students from low-income families with financial, academic, and emotional support
through middle school, high school, college and beyond.
Larkin Street Youth Services provides hope, stability, education and job training to troubled youth from ages 14 to 24 on the
streets of San Francisco.
Ohlhoff Samaritan Family Resources Center provides a continuum of effective, affordable treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to recent immigrants while providing high-quality early literacy programming to their children.
Episcopal Community Services provides housing, jobs, shelter, and essential services to help people get off the street and stay off the street.
St. Luke's Hospital provides comprehensive medical services to low-income uninsured and underinsured families.
Grace Cathedral Jail Ministry helps incarcerated women and men connect with God, themselves, each other and their families in ways that reflect love and generosity.
FESCO operates a variety of family shelter and supportive housing sites in southern Alameda County that help people secure employment
and move into stable housing.