GRACE (Gather, Respect, Advocate, Change, Engage) strives to address the vital needs of people living in poverty and seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of low-income families and their children. Read more.
Join the Campaign to End Child Poverty in California, a Joint Project of GRACE and the GRACE End Child Poverty Institute.
GRACE and the GRACE End Child Poverty Institute launched the End Child Poverty in California Campaign to build awareness of the crisis levels of child poverty in our state and the research backed solutions to end it. Learn More.
Statement on the Death of George Floyd.
We, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul USA, unite our hearts, voices, prayers, presence, and action with those of people of goodwill around the globe in affirming that black lives matter. Learn More.
Legislation Passes Act to Study Child Poverty in California
Legislation sponsored by GRACE and the GRACE End Child Poverty California Institute in 2017 (AB 1520, Burke) created the statewide Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force, which brought together California leaders inside and outside of government. In 2018, the Task Force released the “The Lifting Children and Families Out of Poverty Task Force Report” with recommendations for eliminating deep child poverty in four years. These comprehensive recommendations will eliminate deep child poverty by 50%. They will also reduce overall child poverty in our state while working to break the cycles of intergenerational poverty. The End Child Poverty Plan is research-based, community-informed, and achievable. For an abbreviated version of the plan click HERE.
For more than 375 years, the Daughters of Charity have been committed to serving those living in poverty through healing ministries worldwide, and have been providing social service, education and health care ministries in the western United States for over 160 years. Read more.