The tropes are true:Children are our future–and parenting really does take a village. Families are both our greatest asset and our greatest responsibility. That’s why we’re working to ensure every child and youth is safe, active, and confident their future in San Joaquin County is bright.
Together, we can build a community where…
Every child lives in a home and neighborhood free from violence and abuse
Families have access to quality, affordable childcare
Every child has access to enriching recreational experiences
Every child believes they have a path to a bright future in San Joaquin County
Too Many Vulnerable Children & Youth
Nearly 2x the average rate of violent crimes in California
San Joaquin County residents experience a rate of violent crimes that is almost double that of state averages. Source.
18.6% of those experiencing homelessness are younger than 25
13% of those experiencing homelessness in San Joaquin County are Children under the age of 18 with an additional 5.6% between the ages of 18-24. Source.
47% of youth are not physically active
Close to 50% of youth in San Joaquin County are physically inactive and 23% are obese with Black and Latino youth experiencing the greatest disparities. Source.