FHDC recently received funds from the Oregon Latinx Leadership Network (OLLN) to increase our direct support for Latinx and farmworker families living on our properties. OLLN builds capacity for FHDC and other community partners to make sure that we are addressing the growing needs due to rising unemployment, distance learning for kids, and lack of a true safety net for our essential workforce families.
Since our partnership, we have seen many families 1 on 1 for emotional health support, distributed chromebooks for families and kids to access digital resources and learning support, and continued our distribution of PPE, food, and flu vaccinations. OLLN’s #pormifamilia campaign dovetails with FHDC’s ongoing COVID-19 support, led by our resident services team, FHDC’s Promotores, Evolve workforce development, local school districts, food banks, and other community organizations.
In addition to mental health and other critical support, FHDC will be working with residents to identify student tutors to support distance learning and catching up with homework and lessons.