The Mom & Dad Project was awarded funding from the Inland Empire Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund and The California Family Resource
Association to help families in the Big Bear community who are finding themselves in need during this national crisis. The funding was obtained through grant applications prepared by Father Engagement Coordinator, Jeff Tunnell and the Program Director, Megan Meadors. The total funding amounts to over 15-thousand dollars and can be used to help meet family’s basic needs that have been affected by Covid-19.
On May 18th, 2020 The Mom & Dad Project was able to purchase over $1,000.00 worth of diapers from Walgreens, thanks to the generous help we received from store manager Charles Quillen. The diapers will be distributed to families involved in services at The Mom & Dad Project and BVCHD’s Family Health Center. Additionally we will be able to provide food and gas cards, educational toys, books and other needed resources to families in the Big Bear Community.
The grant received from Inland Empire Funders Alliance Rapid Response Fund had additional dollars allotted to make sure that parents and caregivers have access to technology to continue to attend classes online as well as aid in the homeschooling of their children. Latino Outreach Coordinator Tania Vara has continued to host her Educando Con Amor class weekly online since the stay-at-home mandate was issued. Maternal Health Coordinator, Nichole McGivney has also held online Nurturing Prenatal since the shutdown. These funds will continue to ensure that classes and resource services provided to parents and caregivers in the valley will continue.
Megan Meadors said “this funding will give us the opportunity to continue to be a support to our families in a very strange time. Because the funding is for core support, we are able to be flexible
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