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Child and Family Strengthening


Too often, it’s the children who pay for the mistakes of adults. As a provider of Child Welfare Services, it is the County’s sacred responsibility to confront and address suspected incidences of child abuse and neglect. Chair Nathan Fletcher knows that kids who go through persistent “Adverse Childhood Experiences” (ACEs) without proper interventions can face lifelong negative outcomes such as mental health trauma, chronic illness, low life potential, and even early death. That’s why he is leading the effort to change how the County can better protect  and meet the needs of children and families in our community. He is working alongside community partners and experts on the Child and Family Strengthening Advisory Board to identify policies and programs to build a more responsive system that ensures all children are protected, safe and thriving. 

News: Child and Family Strengthening

FREE COLLEGE, CAREER & BASIC NEEDS FAIR FOR STUDENTS & ADULTS ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 HOSTED BY CHAIR FLETCHER & AVENUES FOR SUCCESS AT HERBERT HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL

05/18/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher during his 2022 State of San Diego County Address discussed preparing our next generation workforce to be able to support their families, and he has partnered with Avenues for Success, Hoover High School and the Social Justice Academy with funding from the San Diego Foundation to host The Village United: a college and career fair that will feature workshops and basic needs resources for high school students, and adult members of the San Diego County community.

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COUNTY SUPPORTS YOUTH OPPORTUNITY PASSES WITH $1.5 MILLION

05/10/22

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and his colleagues on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, today passed Vice Chair Nora Vargas’ policy to allocate $1.5 million in County resources to support Youth Opportunity Pass Pilot Program. After the vote, Chair Fletcher issued the following statement:

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COUNTY ACCEPTS $1M FEDERAL APPROPRIATION TO EXPAND CHILD CARE CAPACITY IN SAN DIEGO, ONE DAY AFTER 400 DAY CARE CENTERS IN 27 STATES CLOSED FOR NATIONAL PROTEST

05/10/22

A day after hundreds of daycare centers in 27 states closed due to a National Day Without Child Care, Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the other members of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today authorized accepting $1,000,000 in federal appropriations, secured by U.S. Representative Sara Jacobs, to create a childcare expansion fund to help small child care entities, both center-based and home-based, make acquisitions and capital improvements to expand the number of San Diego families they can serve.

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San Diego County votes to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to accept $1 million in federal funds for child care providers.

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Supervisors unanimously accept $1M in federal funds for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to unanimously accept $1 million in federal funds obtained by Rep. Sara Jacobs through the Small Business Administration’s annual funding bill.

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Supervisors vote to accept funding for child care centers

05/10/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Thursday to accept $1 million in federal funds for child care providers.

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Tiny Gardens distributed for the second year in Linda Vista & City Heights

04/20/22

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

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Bayside Community Center hands out tiny garden bags to families

04/20/22

Wednesday, the Bayside Community Center gave out free tiny garden bags to 100 families in Linda Vista and City Heights.

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Tiny Gardens distributed for the second year in Linda Vista & City Heights

04/20/22

This is the second year Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista has provided Tiny Gardens to the community.

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CHAIR FLETCHER TO DISTRIBUTE TINY GARDENS IN LINDA VISTA & CITY HEIGHTS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

04/18/22

Tiny Gardens for growing vegetables will be assembled and distributed by Chair Nathan Fletcher of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors in partnership with Bayside Community Center and New Roots Community Farm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022.

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Join Chair Fletcher for the 2022 Tiny Garden Distribution

04/15/22

This Earth Month, Chair Nathan Fletcher is highlighting the important linkages between healthy food systems and environmental justice.

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Opinion: In addition to books, Californians can now use library cards to check out state parks

04/08/22

Parks have always had broad appeal, and a state Parks and Recreation Commission’s mission statement emphasizes the need to ensure low-income communities “the same access to healthful outdoor settings, well-maintained facilities and professionally competent programs as are enjoyed by all other Californians.”

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Fletcher Pledges Action on Big County Challenges

03/30/22

Nathan Fletcher, chair of the county Board of Supervisors, on Tuesday urged San Diegans to come together to attack the region’s foremost challenges during the county’s big annual speech.

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Father Joe’s Villages Praises Supervisor’s Homeless Proposals

03/30/22

Father Joe’s Villages Wednesday announced its support for measures proposed by Supervisor Nathan’s Fletcher during the annual State of San Diego County speech.

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CHAIR FLETCHER, OTHER SUPERVISORS TO BRING NEW DOULA PROGRAM TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY

03/01/22

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today passed Chair Nathan Fletcher’s policy by a vote of 4 to 0 to create a Doula Pilot Program to support the perinatal needs of underserved San Diego County parents.

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MTS and Affirmed Housing Celebrate Groundbreaking on Critical, Affordable, Transit-Oriented Housing Development

02/14/22

Affirmed Housing, a leading provider of affordable housing throughout California, in collaboration with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), announced the groundbreaking of ShoreLINE, a new, 100% affordable, transit-oriented development located at the Grantville Trolley Station on Alvarado Canyon Road.

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San Diego County Air Pollution Control District, Local Organizations Announce Opening of New Program to Provide Portside Community Residents with Air Purifiers and Indoor Air Monitors

02/10/22

Local leaders from the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), County of San Diego, Port of San Diego, and Environmental Health Coalition, announced the launch of the Portside Air Quality Improvement and Relief (“PAIR”) Program at Cesar Chavez Park.

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Grand Opening Celebrates More Than 400 New Affordable Rental Apartments for Households with Low Income in East Village

02/10/22

Joseph and his 7-year-old daughter are among the hundreds of San Diegans for whom a new affordable housing development in East Village, which celebrated its grand opening today, will provide a life-changing opportunity to restore their quality of life in a stable home of their own, developed with support from the San Diego Housing Commission (SDHC).

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St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa Brings 400 Affordable Housing Units Downtown

02/10/22

A new affordable housing community in East Village officially opened today in downtown San Diego with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration. Father Joe’s Villages St. Teresa of Calcutta Villa is a 14-story tower at 14th and Commercial streets.

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County supervisors vote for ‘safe’ phase-out of school mask mandate

02/08/22

The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously voted to ask the state Department of Public Health for a “safe and responsible path” toward phasing out pandemic-related mask requirements for school children from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Chair Fletcher & Supervisor Lawson-Remer Successful in Passage of New Working Families Ordinance

02/08/22

Today, the San Diego County of Board of Supervisors passed a Working Families Ordinance by a vote of 3-2. The policy to create the ordinance was originally introduced by Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer and Chair Nathan Fletcher in July 2021.

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County opens new Youth Transition Campus

01/28/22

A new Youth Transition Campus designed to be more homelike than a traditional detention facility is now open, the county announced Friday.

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New Youth Transition Campus Completed

01/28/22

A new Youth Transition Campus, designed to be less like an outdated correctional facility and more like a therapeutic, rehabilitative campus, is complete in the Kearny Mesa area of San Diego.

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Community gardens to get $7 million from county

01/27/22

Community gardens will get $7 million toward their operations, after the county Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to spend that amount on local food projects.

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Excitement swirls around Waterfront Park's coming attractions

01/27/22

Waterfront Park has received several makeovers over the years. Now the northeast corner of the park will get its own transformation into a sports park.

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