A Note from our Executive Director
Part of what makes IVYP so effective is that our staff are also members of the community we serve. They have insight, empathy, and first-hand knowledge of the challenges faced by families in the Goleta Valley, and that helps us provide appropriate, responsive and relevant support. During this pandemic, it means that our staff are facing the same challenges in helping their children succeed in school while working to support their family. It’s really tough.
Last week we fully re-opened our children’s center. We’re proud to be providing trauma-informed care for children whose parents are working, but we’re also worried about being exposed to this disease. Our Family Resource Center continues to be busier than ever, providing food, assistance with unemployment, housing, and emergency aid applications while continuing to conduct immigration webinars and parenting classes via zoom. Next week, we will begin our virtual after-school program for students at three Goleta elementary schools.
At this time of so much uncertainty, we are deeply in tune with the challenges every family in our community is facing. I continue to be proud of the extraordinary work of our staff.
We can use your help. Please consider making a donation to IVYP’s COVID relief fund today.