Innovative Ways to Fund Social Programs

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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’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.

Video: Innovative Ways to Fund Social Programs: How Pay for Success Works
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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.

Video: Innovative Ways to Fund Social Programs: Taking a Holistic Approach to Health Care
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“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

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