To be the leading provider of vital on-site health, education and employment services to low-income families, children and seniors. Our goal is to give low income families the tools needed to break the cycle of poverty, become healthier, further educated and financially stable.
Project Access envisions that all residents of affordable housing communities have the opportunity to achieve self-sufficiency and maximize their full potential.
What is Project Access?
Project Access is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 1999. The seniors and families served by Project Access are “low-income”– that is, with incomes at or below 60% of the area median; and a substantial number are “very low-income” – often with incomes below $10,000 per year. Project Access runs resource centers at 61 properties throughout California, Arizona, Colorado, and Georgia and provided direct services to over 13,000 people in need in 2015.
The Project Access Approach
Project Access works with housing developers/owners in a partial fee-for-service relationship to bring free services to residents within the housing community. This partial financial commitment and in-kind donation of space allows Project Access to bring additional resources together to develop comprehensive programs at our Resource Centers and offer a variety of programs and services to address individual and community needs. For a listing of our programs and services, please click HERE.
Who We Serve
The demographic make-up of our clients is:
The age range of those we serve is 51% children ages 18 and under, 44% adults age 19 to 54, and 5% over age 55.
We tailor our programs to meet the needs of each unique community and evaluate the impact to deliver quality programs to the residents and business partners we serve.
ASSESS NEEDS: We use formal and informal methods to identifying the changing needs of each community.
PROGRAMS: Specialized programs are developed to achieve positive outcomes such as academic achievement, financial stability and improved access to health services.
EVALUATION: Outcomes are reviewed, best practices are identified and programs are adapted to ensure we are making an impact on the lives of the residents.
RESIDENT SATISFACTION: 97% of residents reported our staff are helpful and would refer Project Access to their neighbors.