The Mission of the Sacramento County Children’s Coalition is to assess
community needs, evaluate
existing services, and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and other policy-making bodies in order to promote
the health and well-being of children and families in Sacramento County.
The Children’s Coalition is an advocate for children’s issues by funding programs, protecting children and reporting on results. We provide both policy oversight and community education about the needs of children and families.
Our work includes:
- Funding Programs. By administering the Sacramento County Children's Trust Fund, we provide grants to a variety of local agencies that prevent child abuse. We also monitor their work and report the results of these grant-funded projects.
- Protecting Children. We work together to review the system of agencies and organizations involved in protecting children throughout Sacramento County.
- Reporting Results. In producing our Children's Report Card, we gather data and information from a number of sources about the quality of Sacramento Children's lives and provide it in one user-friendly document available to all interested community leaders and organizations.
The Children's Coalition is supported by CommunityLink and the Sacramento County’s Department of Health and Human Services. Activities such as the Children's Report Card are funded by grant-making foundations including the Sierra Health Foundation and the California Healthcare Foundation. The work of the Children's Coalition, however, is done by our members: volunteers appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors.
We are always in search of committed individuals willing to serve as members and/or to work on one of our committees. For more information, on joining the Children's Coalition, please visit the Sacramento County Clerk