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Programs

Mujeres en Acción

Provides outreach and program education regarding CalEITC and free tax preparation services to low-income families who may be eligible for child credit and free tax preparation. The specific target population for this program is for residents in Monterey County, Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) filers, Culturally diverse low-income eligible populations in multiple languages, Young adults ages 18-24, High School students intending on attending College/University, Seniors age 65 and older, Self-Employed, Farm working families, Workers with incomes up to $30,000 who are o individuals and families whose low-income does not require them to file taxes or Californians who have never claimed the CalEITC, regardless of whether they filed taxes previously.

The purpose of Breathe’s project is to help people quit smoking by providing assistance to those who use tobacco and also those who do not smoke avoid being passive smokers as much as possible. This program provides help with problems related to secondhand smoke. It also offers home visiting services for Asthma: education, Asthma training, Asthma management, correct use of medications, identification of respiratory risks, and home EPA evaluation.

VIDA project provides education, prevention, testing, and vaccination support along with many other resources for individuals impacted by COVID-19 to help them to safely self-isolate or quarantine. In December 2020, the county of Monterey Board of supervisors approved $4.9 million to support hiring 100 community-based health workers in Monterey County to decrease the COVID-19 infection rate in disproportionately impacted census tracts. Community health workers (CHWs) are trained to be present in high-risk communities. The VIDA project is intended to reduce the spread of the virus by identifying residents that are infected and using case management to identify needs, quickly connect them to the resources they need to successfully isolate/quarantine, and also support vaccination through education and outreach programs.

Mujeres en Acción hold a series of emergency response workshops for farmworker communities in Monterey County. The workshops provides CPR training, first aid training, and general emergency response and disaster readiness information. The main desired outcome of this project is to provide this community with these vital resources in a format that is most beneficial to them. The community members who take this training leave equipped with vital CPR and first aid knowledge, as well as an awareness of the resources that have become available to them. 

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