Transforming Lives: ACE Overcomers Teams Up with Dignity Health and Local Partners to Aid the Homeless

In an uplifting development for Merced County, ACE Overcomers has launched an innovative program aimed at aiding the homeless, thanks to substantial support from Dignity Health. This initiative, in collaboration with the Merced County Rescue Mission and UC Merced’s Translational Research Department targets the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) among the unsheltered population.

With a focus on evidence-based curricula and trauma-informed care, the program is a beacon of hope, offering weekly classes and staff training at the Navigation Center. This strategic approach not only addresses immediate needs but also lays the groundwork for long-term healing and resilience among
participants.

This collaborative effort marks a significant stride towards tackling homelessness with empathy and science-backed methods. It embodies a community’s commitment to transformative change, promising a brighter future for Merced County’s most vulnerable residents. As this initiative unfolds, it stands as a testament to the power of partnership and compassion in creating sustainable impact.