Founded in 1991 by a group of concerned grandparents and residents, Mutual Assistance Network (MAN) launched its efforts towards supporting a stronger, more connected neighborhood with a focus on social and economic access for residents.
Today, the organization has evolved into a strong, respected organization, that has never lost its focus. MAN's mission is to advance social and economic opportunities so families can thrive.
MAN's programs benefit, primarily families and children, with an emphasis on addressing African American child and youth death disparities. We serve the low income and disinvested neighborhoods of Arden-Arcade, Del Paso Heights and North Sacramento. Afghani, African American, Caucasian, Hispanic and Hmong are primary ethnicities served.
MAN successfully and intentionally operates several youth and family focused programs to include Birth & Beyond, Black Child Legacy Campaign, Black Infant Health, College & Sports Academy, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, Youth After-School, and Recreational Camps to name a few.
MAN has seen a number of positive results for individuals and the neighborhoods we serve. Since 2005, we've seen decreases in reported crimes, the decrease in African American child deaths and the startup and operation of four successful neighborhood-based community centers.