A Message from the CEO

Dear community,

It is with great hope and gratitude that we share our first newsletter of 2021. The 2020 year could not end fast enough for many of us. In March of 2020, the world changed for us all. We never imagined being on the front line of a global pandemic, yet this is exactly where we found ourselves. With your support, we leveraged the nimbleness of the organization to extend our wrap around services to meet the moment. Since March, we distributed 614,377 pounds of food directly to the children and families we serve. Staff and partners have worked tirelessly to support the populations most impacted by COVID-19 and its broad socio-economic consequences.

We are deeply grateful to all of you who have supported our critical work in this time of need through financial contributions, essential product donations, and in-kind service contributions. Equally, we are thankful for the families who place their trust in us and support critical service delivery in their communities.

As you will read in our newsletter, we were very busy during the last quarter of the year; delivering food to over 2,000 families across all our programs; providing children with gift cards for toys and books so they could enjoy the holidays; ensuring access to COVID-19 safety information and protective equipment and overall increasing access to education, mental health services, and family support services.

We welcome the new year with open arms and look forward to our continued partnership in support of a more just country for everyone. This year, we also recommit our efforts to helping our families navigating the pandemic and ensuring that our children stay connected to school.

In Service,

Josefina Alvarado Mena, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Safe Passages



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