For Immediate Release
August 24th, 2020
THE FAMILY CENTER/LA FAMILIA RECEIVES GRANT FROM DELTA DENTAL OF COLORADO FOUNDATION FOR $50,000
Funds will support providing wrap-around services to 250 people, primarily Latinx individuals, and create leadership committee to launch immigrant resource center.
FORT COLLINS, CO – The Family Center/La Familia (TFC/LF) is pleased to announce it has received a $50,000 grant from Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. TFC/LF works alongside diverse families to provide high quality childcare and supportive services emphasizing cultural attunement with the Latinx community. The funding will support immigrant community to achieve housing stability, obtain information, and supply distribution, and providing consultation to other entities on how to better serve this population disparately impacted by COVID19. This includes equal access to healthcare services, housing stability, early childhood education, parenting support, transportation, adult education, and workforce training. Also, it will begin the process of exploring the creating of an immigrant community resource center for co-located services.
Over 80% of families served by this program are monolingual, Spanish-speaking, Latinx immigrants. In addition to exacerbating the existing disparities in access to care and social determinants of health, COVID-19 has illuminated the digital divide in Larimer County. COVID-19 rates have been higher among the Latinx workforce, that lacks access to culturally appropriate prevention information. In addition, because of employment in the service sector was largely been shut down since March, the economic impact of job loss has been disproportionately high in the immigrant community, inverse to their ability to access government supported relief.
“We are extremely excited to be the recipient of Delta Dental’s benevolent fund. This is the time to end health and social disparities in our community and release the burden of inequity from our families by providing them with barrier-free access to services, not only during these difficult times but as a long- term solution.” – Gloria Kat, Executive Director
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation has an active call for applications to provide $2 million in Responsive Community Relief Funding for organizations providing wraparound services to community members most impacted by COVID-19. “Now more than ever, we value the importance of one’s overall
health,” said Adeeb Khan, Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Executive Director, Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation. “Coordinated, collaborative wraparound services with multiple options truly empower community members to access and navigate larger systems that impact their health. It’s important to reinforce resources, especially now as so many organizations have stood-up to adapt and deliver new solutions for community members.”
About The Family Center/La Familia
Since 1995, The Family Center/La Familia (TFC/LF) has served as Larimer County’s only early childhood and family resource centers. Now one of 31 family resource centers in the state, TFC/LF provides high quality early childhood education (ECE) as well as leadership and policy opportunities. With more than 30% of the staff at TFC/LF being native Spanish speakers and over half being bilingual, TFC/LF is a trusted and safe place for Latinx families and is looked to by the Fort Collins and surrounding community as a leader in racial equity work. In addition to its licensed early childhood center providing affordable care, its team of bilingual support services navigators are a critical bridge to immigrant families seeking assistance with accessing a variety of multi-generational programs in a predominantly English-speaking/dominated community. To learn more about TFC/LF, visit https://thefamilycenterfc.org/.
About Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation believes every person can have a healthy mouth regardless of life circumstances. By partnering with communities, the Foundation works to re-imagine how all of our neighbors access, benefit from and value the importance of oral health care. As a 501(c)(3) organization funded by the nonprofit Delta Dental of Colorado, the Foundation intends to advance oral health equity throughout local communities across Colorado by implementing transformative programs and initiatives. To learn more about Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation, visit www.deltadentalcofoundation.org.
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