Published : Tuesday, June 4, 2019 | 1:37 PM
Pasadena Child Health Foundation (PCHF), a fund of Pasadena Community Foundation, has awarded $200,000 in grants to 11 nonprofit organizations working to improve the health and well-being of Pasadena-area children.
This year, one of PCHF’s grants will support a unique partnership among Young & Healthy, Pasadena Office of the Young Child, and the Pasadena Public Health Department to advance trauma-informed care for children ages 0-5 in our city’s most vulnerable communities. The Office of the Young Child has created a network of Early Childhood Service Hubs by partnering with child-focused organizations across Pasadena. With this grant, the Office of the Young Child will activate that network to deliver a five-part series on parent education that will increase peer support, reduce social isolation, and provide practical information on child development and community resources. Research has proven that the first five years of life are critical in child development, and that children’s early experiences have effects that can last a lifetime. Supporting parental well-being is one of the best ways to reduce the negative effects of trauma and toxic stress on children’s health and brain development.
PCHF believes that all children should be healthy and able to develop to their full potential. In support of that, PCHF provides funding to reduce disparities that adversely impact the health of children residing in the Pasadena Unified School District attendance area.