Enhancing the Social & Economic Infrastructure of Northern Sacramento
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When the Mutual Assistance Network (MAN) first opened its doors over 20 years ago, Del Paso Heights was a struggling community. A person driving through the neighborhood was greeted by drug dealers on almost every corner, boarded up houses on every block, piles of garbage on the street and a feeling of desperation from the residents. Drug addiction, untreated mental health illness and poor economic conditions left parents unable to care for their own children.
In partnership with the residents, MAN introduced social elements that bring individuals of all economic backgrounds, ethnicity and age together. Through simple but difficult to organize activities that include sports leagues, farmers and produce markets, large and small events, classes and more, the obstacles that many low to moderate diverse communities face have been minimized. These obstacles include racial tensions and the lack of solidarity among neighbors and pride for their community. Today, residents of Del Paso Heights know their neighbors and “look out” for one another.
Today we see great change in the neighborhood of Del Paso Heights and are working in the greater Northern Sacramento area. We are excited to work with you to move Sacramento forward.
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Last Updated (June 2018 )