Supporting community mental health
Amid a national mental health professional shortage, we invested in expanding a diverse, well-trained, culturally responsive mental health workforce. We also focused on increasing access to mental health services for low-income and vulnerable populations.
One example is our support of Verity, Sonoma County’s rape crisis, trauma, and healing center. Our 2022 grant supported therapeutic counseling and a support system to meet basic needs for 40 sexual violence survivors.
Improving conditions for health and equity
Because good health begins where people live, we worked to improve factors affecting health in our communities, such as access to safe, stable housing, and affordable nutritious food.
Our grant to Social Advocates for Youth (SAY) supported homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and wraparound case management for youth who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. SAY is the principal organization serving at-risk youth in Sonoma County.
Supporting economic opportunities to change lives
Financial health is fundamental to people’s ability to maintain overall health. We supported organizations that work with underserved populations to promote college and career readiness, quality jobs, and diverse small business growth.
For example, our grant to Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4C’s) supported the Child Care Initiative Project. The project recruits and trains primarily bilingual Latina women to open and operate small, licensed family childcare businesses that care for children of working families. The project also offers ongoing education in child development and business operations for childcare providers.
2022 Santa Rosa
Total Community Investment
In grants and donations
Medical residents trained
in our Graduate Medical
In employee and corporate
donations to nonprofits
through KP Gives
Community health priorities
As part of our commitment to improve health and health equity in our community, every 3 years we conduct a rigorous and collaborative community health needs assessment. For 2022, Kaiser Permanente identified the following significant health priorities in our Santa Rosa communities.