The ABC began investing in the Los Angeles area in 1996 with needs assessments and the implementation of various programs in 1997. Because of the vast geography and dispersed ABC employee populations, creation of a comprehensive strategy has been a challenge until recently. The ABC has implemented the Provider Resource Grant project that allows employees of ABC companies to nominate their caregiver to receive a grant for quality enhancements. Included in this initiative is a provider survey to determine what other services these providers could/would provide in the future. Data from this survey will be used to help shape the ABC 2000 community strategy.

Funding Companies

Aetna
AT&T
Bank of America
Chevron
Deloitte & Touche
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company
IBM Corporation
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Texaco Inc.
WFD

Projects

Early Childhood
Preschool Adventures in Peacemaking for Child Care Center
Resource Van Visits for Child Care Center

School-Age
Scholarships
Theme-based Activities

Backup
Backup Dependent Care Registry
Backup Emergency Care
Mildly Ill Conference

Elder Care
Elder Care Fair Home Care Worker Recruitment/Training

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