Health and well-being for Californians are inextricably connected to their economic security. When families are economically secure, they can meet their basic needs — such as safe and stable housing, keeping food on the table, paying the bills, caring for one another when needed, and saving for the future. This leads to healthier individuals, families, and communities—and can prevent violence in the home, as economic insecurity can be both a risk factor and a result of domestic violence.
Communities of color and people with low incomes, women, and immigrants face disproportionate barriers to achieving economic stability and mobility, and we’re committed to addressing the root causes of these inequities and removing those barriers. With a focus on policy and systems change, we invest in approaches that expand access to income and benefits: that increase care workers’ wages, benefits, and job quality, while keeping care affordable and accessible for families; and that spur innovations to provide greater economic security for survivors of domestic violence.