The Milagro Foundation is focusing its 2019 financial resources on non-profit agencies that support victims of abuse, especially children and teens, in the cities important to Carlos: Las Vegas, the San Francisco Bay Area as well as Los Angeles. Carlos is also interested in funding in another hometown of his childhood, Tijuana, Mexico. Here you can learn about the programs Milagro has granted this spring.
Baja Musicales de Artes
How exciting to meet this new grantee! Fundación de Artes Musicales (FAM) is changing the lives of Tijuana kids through music by keeping them engaged with an instrument and a sense of community. FAM aims to support education, promotion and broadcasting of music in Baja California, Mexico, with the purpose of contributing to the cultural development of the region and the strengthening of its communities.

Since 2010, Fundación de Artes Musicales de Baja California AC has implemented a music program, the Redes 2025 program as a strategy to prevent violence in Tijuana by shaping better citizens through music.
Violence Intervention Program, Los Angeles, California
The mission of the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) is to protect and treat all victims of family violence and sexual assault, especially high risk teens, foster youth and LGBTQ+ community. For 30 years VIP has been executing and expanding that vision.

VIP offers a 24/7 clinic for abuse and assault within L.A. County and is the only center to integrate on-site mental health and case-management services for children in distress and their families.

71% of VIPs clients are children under the age of 15.

The Milagro Foundation first began supporting VIP in 2000.
Supporting our Local Nonprofits in the Bay Area
Huckleberry Youth Programs

Huckleberry Teen Health Program 's Huckleberry Teen Health Program (HTHP) has spent the last year deepening its work on the issue of sexualized violence-assessing the need, deepening the expertise, and designing and implementing new approaches and protocols to pursue prevention, screening, and intervention. Through this programming, HTHP is creating a youth hub for teens in Marin County to address sexualized violence. Program elements include: Prevention education, Screening and First Response at Teen Tuesday Clinic and intervention.

Workshops are taught in both English and Spanish with curriculum tailored to meet the needs of specific populations, such as newly immigrated youth, or LGBTQ-identifying youth. These workshops currently reach an average of 1,800 Marin County youth annually.
Homeless Prenatal Program

Homeless Prenatal Program (HPP) is a nationally-recognized and award-winning family resource center that empowers low-income and homeless families to transform their lives. As the only agency in San Francisco that supports families in the transition from pregnancy to parenthood, HPP programs and services are designed to help families break the cycle of childhood poverty.

Homeless Prenatal Program specializes in the support of women with at-risk pregnancies and families at risk of permanently having their children removed from their home (due to domestic violence, homelessness, mental health issues, and substance use.)

The program serves 3,500 families annually!
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