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Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities

Scaling trauma-informed approaches to strengthen community well-being.

About Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities

Opportunity:

Strengthen families and communities through broad preventive efforts and adoption of trauma-informed practices so fewer families need social services.

Challenge:

Getting “upstream” in our solutions will require us to engage whole communities differently as we seek to build resiliency, promote preventative services, and adopt new behaviors as a nonprofit sector. Too often, families seek help only after they have experienced trauma. Wellness, particularly considering COVID-19 experiences, will require a preventative focus on addressing mental health and the negative stigmas associated with seeking help.

Portfolio Composition:

Investment of $1,485,000 in 14 partners


Systems Change Partners

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
  • Central Clinic Behavioral Health
  • Family Nurturing Center
  • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
  • Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions
  • Jurisdiction-wide Resident Advisory Board (J-RAB Inc)
  • Mental Health America of Northern Kentucky & Southwest Ohio
  • One Community, One Family
  • Safe Passage, Inc.
  • SJO Kids Inc dba NewPath Child & Family Solutions
  • Talbert House
  • Consortium for Resilient Young Children - a collaborative managed by Best Point Behavioral Health
  • The Ion Center for Violence Prevention (formerly Women's Crisis Center)
  • Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.

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