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Community Needs Fund

Community Needs met by local resources

Just when he’d given up experimenting with aids that did not work, 85-year-old George was offered several cutting-edge hearing devices to try. When the perfect fit was found, a hearing expert helped him determine the best place to purchase it at a cost he could afford, thanks to the Central Coast Assistive Technology Center Lending Library.

Across town, 16-year-old Monica unpacked a suitcase and surveyed her new bedroom, with the help of the Family Care Network Foster Youth Assistance Fund. It was the first private space she’d known since entering the foster care system three years before.

The next morning, a courageous mother left a women’s shelter and turned the key in the lock of her new apartment – a modest but safe and affordable place that she and her kids could call home, with help from the SLO County Housing Trust Fund.

And over the grade, the third in a series of town hall energy forums was held, sponsored by the Sierra Club Santa Lucia Chapter's Cool Cities Campaign. The stakeholders—from ordinary residents to company heads, students to politicians—left the hall feeling better informed, armed with ideas, and inspired to reduce the percentage of greenhouse gas emissions in their home town.

The Community Needs Fund supports the good work of our local nonprofits. Unrestricted funds, such as these, target the critical areas of concern in our County where support is needed most.

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