In 2015, the Prevention Organized to Educate Children on Trafficking (PROTECT) program was founded by three anti-human trafficking organizations – 3Strands Global, Love Never Fails, and Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives – with the goal to reduce the vulnerability of the state's children to human trafficking.
PROTECT uses a three-pronged approach to fight human trafficking by providing educational curriculum modules for school-aged children in grades 5,7,9, and 11, and training for educators and professionals. The modules provide a comprehensive understanding of the dangers, signs and historical roots of human trafficking. The goals are to identify victims at the earliest possible stage, reduce the vulnerability of all children to human trafficking, and empower children to conquer these kinds of challenges in their own lives.
RCRC and its affiliate, National Homebuyers Fund (NHF), partnered with PROTECT to provide grant funding to launch a statewide educational program in RCRC’s 35 member counties. The program rollout will take place over the course of three years.
Volunteers of America - Veterans Housing Project
As part of its commitment to support veteran housing projects, National Homebuyers Fund, Inc. (NHF) joined Volunteers of America, HomeAid Sacramento, and several other public and private donors to fund the Dealynn Street Veterans Housing project in Sacramento.
NHF donated $320,000 towards the renovation project – approximately 40 percent of the project’s total cost of $800,000, to bridge the gap in funding needed to bring the project to completion. The Dealynn Street project consists of 3 separate buildings, with 12, two -bedroom, one-bath apartment units. The project will provide an additional 23 beds for local homeless veterans and their families from surrounding counties: Sacramento, Placer, Yolo and El Dorado.
Emergency Disaster Assistance – Calaveras and Lake Counties
On September 9, 2015, the Butte Fire in Calaveras county destroyed nearly 71,000 acres and 921 structures, including 549 homes, 368 outbuildings, four commercial properties, and damaged 44 other structures. The fire also resulted in two fatalities.
On September 12, 2015, the Valley Fire in Lake County destroyed more than 76,000 acres and destroying nearly 2,000 structures. The fire also resulted in four fatalities.
Golden State Finance Authority (GSFA) provided $450,000 to Calaveras County, and $350,000 to Lake County to assist residents displaced by the Butte and Valley fires with temporary housing/shelter, or with the rebuilding of homes that were destroyed.