Task Force

The Multi-Faith ACTION Coalition has created a series of subgroups to study issues related to poverty. The groups have been meeting and pinpointing areas they would like to address. Each of the Task Forces is made up of individuals from various faith based organizations in Contra Costa County. 

Participate on one of the Task Forces
They are always looking for additional members. Join them for a meeting to learn more about what they are doing. 

To participate in one of the Task Forces,  click here...   Get Involved
To contact the co-chairs of a Task Force,  click here...  Co-Chairs

Learn about each Task Force's goals and current focus below.
 Food Security
 CalFresh
 Enrolling more people that are eligible into the program.  
 Growing the number of volunteers trained to do enrollments.

 Community Food Service Catalog 
 Cataloging Contra Costa County organizations who provide food service (types of food service provided,  eligibility, and hours)

 "Let's Feed the KIDS" project is to help feed children during the summer. It is a pilot project being done   with the Monument Crisis Center Summer Day Camp by Shell Ridge Community Church and  Congregation  B'nai Tikvah. The goal of the program is to provide 40 families with breakfast and dinner  by sending home  ingredients with the children. With the help of the two congregations, they are able to  send home a second  bag per week. 

 We encourage you to join us in our quest to make sure everyone in our community has food to eat. 

 To Participate in our Task Force or to be notified when volunteers are needed for various community  based projects looking to serve or distribute food, fill out our Volunteer Form.

 Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:45 PM at Hillcrest Congregational Church

 Education
 Our Task Force researches, studies and advocates for policies, practices and legislation that promote opportunity and equity in education, at all levels, for families in poverty in Contra Costa County. We partner with non-profits, agencies and others in our communitieswho share our concerns. 

 

Currently, the six members of the task force represent three different faith communities. We welcome visitors to our regular meetings, the first Monday of every month:  3:00-4:30PM, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 2925 Bonifacio St., Concord.  Contact Cindy Molander for more information: cindy.molander@yahoo.com

 

 Health
We are a part of the Multi-Faith ACTION coalition and a committee of interested people who are committed to furthering the cause of seeing our less fortunate neighbors obtain access and services for both their physical and behavioral health care needs.

 To that end, we are

·           Researching the needs of low income people in the county

·           Matching these needs with the resources available

·           Assisting with access to those resources

·           Advocating for the resources necessary by promotion among our various faith congregations and  beyond.

Currently we have joined with other community agencies (Community Clinic Consortium, Healthy Richmond, Ensuring Opportunity and ACCE) in establishing a program called Contra Costa Cares.  This program provides primary health care for those in the county who are uninsured, including undocumented persons.

We welcome new committee members who are:

·      interested in the well-being of others

·      ready to put your head into creative brainstorming

·      ready to put your self into listening to the needs of the less-advantaged

·      ready to put your heart into advocacy.

 Having a background in healthcare or health administration is a plus but not a requirement.

 Please join us!  

 April Wise

Health Care Task Force Committee Chair

Mark Morris, Co-Chair

 We meet the first Monday of each month at 1:15 p.m. at Temple Isaiah.

 Jobs
Opportunity for Every Worker
Advocacy to ensure every worker can provide for themselves and their family and promote and expand pathways to fair and family friendly employment focused on the safe return/re-entry of those formerly incarcerated and other people facing critical barriers through advocacy.

    

 


 Shelter & Housing
 The purpose of the Shelter & Housing Task Force is to study the root causes of poverty in Contra Costa  County related to the housing sector and recommend actions for the Multi-Faith Action Coalition for  advocacy, public policy change, programs and education.

Would you like to participate in our Shelter and Housing Task Force? Volunteer Interest Form.
 Meets 2nd Monday of the month at Noon at St. Perpetua