Chelsea Community Connections (CCC) is pleased to announce the award of a $5,000 grant from Foundation Trust (FT) in support of the basic needs of undocumented families. The undocumented immigrants in Chelsea face additional barriers to accessing any form of government assistance, this award will have a tremendous impact on Chelsea’s immigrant community. Families will receive a gift card to purchase food, diapers, masks, clothing, cleaning supplies, or other basic necessities.
Foundation Trust Executive Director Dr. Joseph Spinazzola shares that “a century ago, my great-grandparents immigrated from Italy to Chelsea with their young children in tow. They arrived in this country with no documentation, just a determination to work hard and forge a better life for their family. Today, it is my honor and privilege to support Chelsea Community Connections and the Family Nurturing Center in their vital work to ensure that new families arriving to the great city of Chelsea feel welcomed and get off to a bright start.”
“Thanks to Foundation Trust, Chelsea Community Connections will be able to continue to help families in Chelsea meet their needs during this difficult time,” says Program Director Cara Cogliano. “It’s particularly exciting to be able to offer this additional support to undocumented families, who want to provide for their families and be self-sufficient. We are a small operation in the city helping one family at a time access what they need most. And our resources to help others relies on people like the Foundation Trust to think about small grassroots programs.”
CCC is a neighborhood based, resident driven coalition. Built upon the existing strengths of families and the community, CCC facilitates partnerships with supportive resources and services for the purposes of strengthening families, eliminating child abuse and neglect, and building a healthier community. CCC is an initiative of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services Department of Children and Families. Learn more at www.ChelseaCCC.org. We are fiscally managed by The Family Nurturing Center.