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Programs

WIC
Description
The Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) is a federal program designed to provide food to low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants and children until the age of five. The program provides a combination of nutrition education, checks for healthy foods, breastfeeding promotion, and support and referrals to health care and social service agencies.
Budget
$4,536,305
Program Successes
Comments from WIC participant and Peer Counselor mom, Jazzlynnann stated about Tamar Lopez, WIC Nutrition Assistant I/Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Part of Tamar's role as a peer counselor is to keep in contact with expecting and new moms and provide resources to help new moms have a support system after delivery and successful breastfeeding experience:
"…The first time I spoke to Tamar, she said she would call me often and she was not kidding. Tamar gives me hope that I can breastfeed and she makes me feel comfortable. There are things I cannot share with my family but I feel comfortable sharing with Tamar. I was under a lot of stress because my doctor was going to induce my labor. Tamar recommended to do skin to skin after deliver and all will be calm. She was absolutely correct. All the things Tamar she said may happen after the first few days of birth did happen. Without Tamar, I may have given up breastfeeding when my son couldn't latch on the first couple of days because of his tongue-tied."

Comments from a participant returning a breast pump:
"My experience was great. The lactation consultant Karen was very patient and extremely helpful. Her sincerity made me very comfortable and more eager and excited to continue breastfeeding more and more determined to prolong even though I'm returning to work. She really motivated and encouraged me with her expertise and support. Thanks so much Karen!"
Description
The Sacramento Region residents experience higher than normal temperatures during the summer to freezing temperatures in the winter and are forced to use their air conditioning and heating system in order to maintain a comfortable and safe temperature in their home. This can lead to costly and unaffordable heating and cooling bills.

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help offset an eligible residents of the Sacramento Region and Northern California household's home energy costs.

The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides assistance to eligible households that are in a crisis situation. Examples include a household that has received a 24- to 48-hour disconnect notice or service termination by its utility company or a household facing an energy-related crisis of life-threatening emergency in the applicant's household, including a combustible appliance.

Another service offered as a component to other LIHEAP services includes energy budget counseling, education on basic energy efficiency practices and instruction on the proper use and maintenance of installed weatherization measures.
Budget
$9,782,089
Program Successes
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Description
First 5 Sacramento funds breastfeeding support services to give families the information and tools to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.
Budget
$161,488
Program Successes
- The Sacramento Breastfeeding Coalition recently received one of the coveted Golden Nugget Awards from the California Breastfeeding Coalition (CBC) for the work of Community Resource Project WIC Regional Breastfeeding Liaisons and First 5, Samantha Slaughter and Jennifer Pettus, who are active in the coalition.
- CRP's resourceful collaboration brought Dr. Ghaheri, an ENT physician, to the 2016 CBC Summit, specifically to train other medical providers on treatment of tongue tie.
- The collaboration extended to San Joaquin and Placer Breastfeeding Coalitions, health care provider offices and health plans to raise speaker funds and conduct marketing outreach.
- Mainly physicians and other Health care providers were beneficiaries of this training.
Description
SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) customers can qualify for weatherization services provided at no cost for low-income clients whose residences are electrically heated. Services may include attic insulation, shade screens, weather stripping, electric water heater wrap, pipe wrap, low-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, compact fluorescent lights, and some minor home repair to seal air infiltration problems. Customers will receive a free home audit and energy education. Renters are eligible, but the homeowner must sign a waiver before the audit.
Budget
$150,000
Program Successes
CRP provided weatherization services to over 50 homes of low-income individuals and families in 2017.
Description
The Cal Learn Program is an educational program for expectant and parenting teens receiving CalWORKs to earn a high school diploma or GED and become independent to form healthy families.

Eligibility requirements include receiving CalWORKs assistance; be an expectant parent or be a parenting teens under 19 years of age with no high school diploma or equivalent education.

The program is designed to assist the young people with guidance and life skills counseling. Case managers monitor school progress and assist with additional referrals including health care, family planning, nutrition, education, transportation, and other services as needed.
Budget
$358,228
Program Successes
- Maricela, graduated with honor awards and two scholarships. She has a job and is going to Folsom Lake College in the fall.
- Laura, graduated with honor awards, gave the graduation speech and earned two scholarships. Also attending Folsom Lake College in the fall.
- Madalyn, graduated and finished during her son's first year of life and overcame post-partum depression. "I wouldn't have been able to do it without the support of my case manager, Tracy or the Cal Learn program."
- Shaney, has been a Cal Learn client since October 2016; graduated with honors from Marconi Learning Center/Workforce Training High School and gave one of the speeches during the ceremony. She's extremely grateful for Cal Learn the support Ivon, her Cal Learn case manager provided during her pregnancy and as a new mom. Ivon was able to attend her graduation.
- Erika, a previous Cal Learn graduate is currently attending Sacramento City College and working towards her degree in criminal justice with the ultimate goal of becoming a lawyer. She had her son when she was 15 and received Cal Learn services prior to graduating from High School. Our staff, Tracy was the case manager overseeing her case. Great job, Tracy!
Description
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program reduces energy costs for low-income households by increasing the energy efficiency of their homes, while ensuring their health and safety. The Program supports 8,500 jobs and provides weatherization services to approximately 35,000 homes every year using DOE funds. Through the Weatherization improvements and upgrades, these households save on average $283 or more every year according to a national evaluation of the program. Since the program began in 1976, WAP has helped improve the lives of than seven million families through weatherization services. CRP has received funding from the Weatherization Assistance Program since the 1970's.
Budget
$290,000
Program Successes
CRP provided free weatherization services to over 90 homes of low-income individuals and families in 2017.