The Yolo Crisis Nursery has received a 2020 AHEAD Program grant. The generous $37,500 award is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco’s (FHLBank San Francisco) $1.9 million Covid-19 relief initiative. This year, the FHLBank reviewed 362 applications before selecting 97 AHEAD grant winners. The grants were delivered through participating Bank members, including 20 that submitted winning applications for the first time. River City Bank was proud to sponsor the Yolo Crisis Nursery for this award.
As part of its AHEAD Program, FHLBank San Francisco awarded grants to 52 pandemic relief projects providing food, clothing, rental assistance, homeless services, and other support to the communities they serve. FHLBank awarded an additional $1.6 million in grants to 45 projects to boost economic development activity and promote financial stability in communities throughout Arizona, California, and Nevada.
Since 2001, the Yolo Crisis Nursery has continuously provided early intervention services in a safe environment to nurture healthy and resilient children, strengthen parents, and preserve families. It offers voluntary and free childcare for ages birth through five years old. The Crisis Nursery will use the AHEAD grant to hire additional staff to support the Safe Stays Program and provide supportive services to families in need. The program provides a variety of services, including referrals to community resources that can assist with mental health counseling, domestic violence intervention, medical care, parenting classes, and job training and placement.
As an essential service, the Yolo Crisis Nursery has remained open during California’s stay-at-home orders, and its team has seen more families than ever. The group continues to work tirelessly to help lessen the burdens created by the pandemic by providing safe and temporary care for children and their families.
To learn more about the Yolo Crisis Nursery and its services, visit www.yolocrisisnursery.org.