If Earth's 4.5 billion years were scaled down to one day, humans have been present for 3 seconds.
How will we shape our
We believe our 4th second should be an equitable and sustainable world
where all people are...
part of a thriving ecosystem
We seek to catalyze systemic change through direct service, fostering collaboration, and growing community capacity to bridge gaps between community needs and resources.
Grounded in community with a focus on root causes, we work to address systemic injustice through:
Vallejo Mobile Health
Vallejo Mobile Health is a street outreach team seeking to reduce the burden of disease and improve wellness of people without homes in Vallejo through a multi-disciplinary, community-based team. We strive for wellness and the long term goal of facilitating housing stability for people without homes through the culturally-informed provision of supportive services including, but not restricted to, medical care, mental health, housing assistance, and case management.
The Youth Empower Project aims to break intergenerational cycles of trauma and prevent substance abuse through resiliency, advocacy, and community capacity building. Youth and Families with high exposure to toxic stress and Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) will be selected to participate and supported with a guaranteed income. Individual needs will be assessed and students will engage in resiliency, leadership, and advocacy curriculum. Students will be supported in proposing and implementing policy and programmatic interventions for expressed needs. Concurrently, we will build the ecosystem of a trauma-informed community with train-the-trainer sessions on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion(DEI), Trauma-Informed Practice, and Social Justice Youth Development.
Based on the statewide regional housing needs allocation (RHNA), Vallejo will need to develop 695 units for very-low-income households and 371 for low-income families in the next 7 years. Vallejo is far behind this goal and developed no housing for people earning below Above Moderate income between 2015 and 2018. 4th Second is committed to facilitating or directly producing 100+ units by 2025 and 200+ by 2030. In 2021, 4th Second began pre-development of 65+ units in partnership FIRM Foundation Community Housing.
We are dreamers who take action. We leverage our diverse experiences across community organizing, public health, medicine, systems dynamics, child development, social work, education, law and design to make change.
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