Investing in Communities for Social Impact
Community & State is partnering with communities to tackle health and socioeconomic challenges through social impact investing. The approach involves investing in community organizations to increase their capacity to meet community needs and accelerate program impact. The Just in Reach Pay for Success program is one example of this work in action.
"The real return on investment here...it’s the fact that the county will continue to see and believe housing is a form of health care and will end homelessness for these individuals and improve their health." -Andrea Illoulian, Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Just in Reach
To discover how local leaders can leverage investments to address their biggest challenges, watch the video above that highlights the Los Angeles County health-based housing project Just in Reach.
The Just in Reach program provides permanent supportive housing and support services to chronically homeless, seriously mentally ill individuals and addresses the connection between mental illness, recidivism and homelessness.
“It really is outcome-based financing which is an opportunity…to really start to think about investing in and scaling up proven interventions that actually have a return on investment.” - Jenny Ismert, VP Health Policy, UnitedHealthCare Community and State
How Pay for Success works
Watch this video to learn how Pay for Success works, and see how this type of investment is driving outcomes.
Taking a holistic approach to care
Tour the facilities of Just in Reach partner Project 180. See how a focus on whole person care drives results.
White papers: Read in-depth reports on health and housing
“I just woke up one morning…I just decided to have a better life, I said you know what I’m tired of going to jail.” - Emitt Robertson
Just in reach: Key partners
- Project 180
- Los Angeles County Office of Diversion and Reentry
- Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
- Los Angeles County CEO’s Office
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- California Board of State and Community Corrections
- James Irvine Foundation
- Third Sector Capital Partner