Project Access employs an onsite Service Coordinator at each unique location and they offer a variety of programs and services to address indiviidual and community needs. These services support our 6 key service initiatives:
48.8 million Americans (including 16.2 million children) live in households that lack the means to get enough food on a regular basis.
Goal: Provide education to increase knowledge of proper nutrition to improve residents’ health.
How: Health Education Programs, Health Fairs, Exercise Classes, Food Distribution Programs
EDUCATION FOR YOUTH
Low-income youth are 5 times more likely to drop out of school
Goal: Prepare children for kindergarten, increase academic achievement and improve self-esteem and study habit.
How: School Readiness for Preschool-Age Children, After-School Tutoring & Enrichment Programs for Youth, Teen Programs
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR ADULTS
A minimum wage worker would have to work 130 hours a week to afford a two-bedroom unit at fair market rent in California.
Goal: Assist residents to attain or retain employment and improve their knowledge on the importance of saving money.
How: Employment Readiness & Job Search Assistance, Financial Literacy & Savings Program, English as a Second Language
INDEPENDENT LIVING FOR SENIORS
The average cost of Assisted Living is a staggering $3,675/month
Goal: To decrease social isolation and improve their quality of life to help keep the residents living independently.
How: Social & Recreational Activities, Transportation Assistance
Less than 40% of families with income less than $15,000 a year had internet access in their home
Goal: Address the digital divide and increase residents’ access to technology.
How: Computer Access, Computer Training
In addition to our 5 key initiatives, Project Access strives to go above and beyond to provide opportunities to our residents and create a sense of community. Through referrals, case management, community-building events (opportunities for residents to interact positively with each other face-to-face), translation services, special holiday programs and more, residents are provided with access to much needed resources.