LOTUS BLOOM LAUNCHES FUND FOR FAMILIES
Lotus Bloom’s goal is to address the needs elevated by families in Oakland communities due to the COVID-19 crisis. The RAPID RESPONSE FUND is designed to aid families in their effort to make payments such as rent, food purchases, health bills and more.
Thanks to the generous partnership of First 5 Alameda County, Sunlight Giving, and the Trio Foundation, Lotus Bloom will be making a total of $30,000.00 in funds available to families experiencing hardship due to job loss or immigration status, and other impacts of the shelter in place order and COVID-19.
Our goal is to provide $100 to 300 families initially, with the vision of expanding the fund to sustain engagement and support.
Amidst the headlines there are additional voices going unheard including families caring for adults and children who are in need of consistent and intensive support from impacted Regional Centers (2015), as access to care has been dwindling for years.
And workers who hold an "essential" status are in deep need of relief, as they face financial strain amidst an incredibly physically and emotionally taxing point in their careers.
From the very beginning, Lotus Bloom has stood on the principles that consistent, relationship-centered, strengths based and long term engagement are key to successfully supporting communities as they lead the way toward meaningful and impactful change. This is the heart behind the Rapid Response Fund - to get capital into the hands of those who need it most so they can be empowered leaders in the support of their families, and communities.
We at Lotus Bloom hold a positive vision for Oakland neighborhoods on the other side of this crisis alongside our community partners, donors and participant families in our programs, that every child will have a strong start in life. This vision begins with parents and caregivers having the space and opportunity to find their own voice in building strong families, which in turn creates and sustains healthy communities.
If you want to get involved in supporting the fund, you can make a gift to Lotus Bloom on our Giving Page.
To find out more about the Lotus Bloom Rapid Response Fund application, reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org