North Fair Oaks/Redwood City (NFO/RWC) CCCS Celebrates Success and Looks Towards 2022
On November 8th, the NFO/RWC CCCS partners met in-person for the first time at the Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City. Throughout the pandemic, this group has been meeting regularly to share critical information and resources to address the needs of the most vulnerable residents. The group chose to meet in person to close out the year and share accomplishments. Some successes of 2021 include:
- Forming a subcommittee focused on the needs of undocumented residents and advocating for the San Mateo County Immigrant Relief Fund and expansion of mental health services
- Working with the Gardner Center on the Redwood City and North Fair Oaks COVID-19 Community Needs Assessment to ensure it was linguistically and culturally appropriate.
- Providing key informant interviews and distributing the survey for the Sequoia Hospital Community Health Needs Assessment (to be published next year)
- Helping each other extend outreach for critical community resources such as emergency rental assistance, childcare relief funding, and digital literacy
The group also discussed goals for 2022, including creating a core Neighborhood Action Team to strategize on implementing the CCCS Neighborhood Action Plan, as the community recovers from the impact of COVID-19.