Sounding the Alert in Chelsea
Chelsea, Mass., has a history of health disparities due to systemic racism. Community leaders responded to early signs of the disproportionate effect of the pandemic. The result was the One Chelsea Fund created in April 2020. Guided by La Colaborativa, GreenRoots, the Neighborhood Developers and Community Action Program Inter-City, the fund feeds families and supports residents facing eviction. Within five months, the organization had provided financial assistance to 4,600 Chelsea families. The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley leads this work with support from the Foundation.
Photo courtesy of One Chelsea Fund.