Updated: Aug 11
Center for Council has been awarded grant funds by the California Community Foundation's Advancement of Community Health Investments (CACHI) to set up an Accountable Community for Health (ACH) program for the reentry community in Los Angeles. This remarkable initiative aims to provide much-needed support and resources for individuals transitioning back into society after incarceration and the service providers that resource system-impacted populations. Reintegrating into society after serving time in prison can be extremely difficult. Access to stable housing and supportive services is crucial to ensuring a successful reentry process. The LA Reentry Collaborative is stepping up to bridge this gap with the help of CACHI's grant funds. CACHI, a renowned California-based foundation dedicated to advancing health and wellness in underserved communities, has consistently demonstrated its commitment to fostering positive change. CACHI helped created 13 ACHs several years ago. Center for Council received one of 24 new awards disseminated across California and Washington to implement novel approaches to enhancing community health. The grant awarded to the Center for Council will be instrumental in establishing the LA Reentry Collaborative. You can read more about the other 36 ACHs here.
The LA Reentry Council ACH is a network of partner organizations promoting successful reentry and reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals. As an organization that works closely with system-impacted populations, Center for Council believes in the power of collaboration and community-driven efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of those served. Together, we can collectively address the challenges faced by system-impacted individuals and enhance their access to quality healthcare and support services.
The LA Reentry Collaborative ACH seeks to improve community health by building a multi-layered collaborative approach to addressing the trauma, mental and behavioral health issues, violence, and economic disparities associated with incarceration and returning from incarceration. The goal is to foster a collaborative community of service providers that support formerly incarcerated individuals in their efforts to adapt to their new lives, cultivate healthy relationships with their families, assume positive roles in the communities, and ultimately improve their own mental, behavioral, and physical health, as well as the health of those around them.
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We are excited about the future prospects that the LA Reentry Collaborative holds for the reentry community in Los Angeles. Thanks to CACHI's generous support, individuals returning from incarceration will be able to leverage the community of service providers committed to helping them rebuild their lives, heal from past traumas, and become agents of positive change in their neighborhoods. Let us come together and support this transformative initiative that fosters compassion, understanding, and healing within our society.