The following comments and policy recommendations are based on the results of 6 Community Meetings, in 41 Vulnerable Communities, with 448 residents.

Families are struggling to meet basic needs for a variety of reasons including instability, fragmentation and limited access to needed supports.
Residents want...
  • Businesses, health care centers, mental health services, pharmacies, accessible transportation, schools and childcare centers
  • Help for families with special challenges
  • Transportation and living wages
  • Stable jobs and job skills training
  • Safe spaces for youth and families
PBEOC Policy Recommendations
  • Sustainable non-governmental organizations to support families, schools, and communities
  • Prioritize transportation in development and planning
  • Increase access to quality healthcare, mental health care, drug and alcohol treatment services
  • Build and support recreation centers