September 9, 2019, San Bernardino, CA Time for Change Foundation (TFCF) announced today that they were selected as one of Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health award recipients. This award places TFCF as a finalist in Aetna’s 2019 Voices of Health campaign, a competition and celebration of grassroots non-profit organizations across the country that are working to address social determinants of health in their communities. Online voting will be available to the public between September 9 – October 13 at www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com.

All organizations participating in this year’s Voices of Health competition, including Time for Change Foundation, were selected in April, during a public nomination period. Aetna will award $20,000 to the organization that receives the most online votes in its market. 

“TFCF understands that housing status is a powerful indicator of overall health status and a major social determinant of health,” said Director, Vanessa Perez. “The absence of a home directly correlates with increased risks of chronic illnesses and diseases which is why TFCF makes housing a priority.”

Since 2002, Time for Change Foundation has been dedicated to helping homeless women and children achieve self-sufficiency by using an array of evidence-based practices coupled with a strength-based approach to address their needs. Our programs and supportive services help to assist families and individuals with the skills necessary to recover from the effects of homelessness, addiction, incarceration, mental and physical abuse. To date TFCF has helped over 1,500 women and children reach self-sufficiency and has reunited 282 children back with their mothers.

Campaigning for Votes

The Aetna “Voices of Health” website will feature a one-minute video from each organization describing how the prize money would help it further its mission. Organizations will be able to advocate for votes in different ways, including sharing their videos through social media and other communication channels. To learn more about Voices of Health or to vote, visit https://www.aetnavoicesofhealth.com/ 

To cast your vote for Time for Change Foundation click the link below. You can vote once per day with your Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and email accounts!

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