Sierra Health Foundation Awards Grant
Empowering Sacramento Schools to Reduce Bullying
The Institute for Advancing Unity is the recipient of a $25,000 grant to improve school climate in Sacramento. The Sierra Health Foundation made this possible through its Responsive Grants Program, which awarded 18 separate grants in the 2011 cycle and promotes improved health and quality of life for the people of Northern California.
Sierra Health Foundation awarded a total of $396,452 to support projects that improve health and quality of life in the first 2011 Responsive Grants Program funding cycle. Through the Responsive Grants Program, Sierra Health Foundation asks nonprofit organizations and public agencies how they can promote and improve health in their communities. Since launching the program in 2008, more than $3.6 million has been awarded to provide support for 138 programs and projects.
Violence in Sacramento and Beyond
In 1978, WEAVE was established as a grassroots organization to assist survivors of domestic violence, and later, sexual violence. Since then, WEAVE has grown into the primary provider of crisis intervention services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County and has been recognized nationally.
WEAVE provides a host of services to survivors of domestic violence, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. The organization provides specialized services to women, children, men and the LGBT community. In addition, WEAVE provides community outreach presentations and professional training.
WEAVE's Teen Education Program utilizes roleplay, lecture, and media to educate youth about the roots of violence, the cycle of violence, types of abuse, sexual harassment, sexual assault and healthy relationships. Teen Educators work directly with students and faculty, helping them build conflict resolution skills. With these skills, students serve as peer mediators and ambassadors for positive school climate on their campuses.