Community & Family Health

IRT supports a wide variety of programs that promote the health and well-being of vulnerable communities.  We tailor our activities to the needs of the communities we serve, and seek to address inequities, support access to services, and produce lasting results. Working with local partners, IRT’s family and community health programs focus on supporting vulnerable women and children, and other neglected populations, in the San Diego and Baja California region.

Our Projects

Backpacks for Homeless and Needy Kids

Kids who are hungry do not learn well.  IRT’s “Feeding San Diego’s Kids” is a weekend food assistance program for schoolchildren who have been identified as homeless. With more than 15,000...

Building Homes in Tijuana

Many residents of San Diego’s sister city, Tijuana, live in poverty, without access to adequate food, shelter, medical care or educational opportunities. IRT is committed to helping our neighbors...

Kids Kingdom - Baja Mexico

IRT is committed to helping vulnerable and marginalized children have a chance at a successful future by providing support to Kid’s Kingdom, an orphanage in Baja California that provides food,...

Mi Escuelita

When violence invades the home, it is often the youngest children who suffer what can be life-long damage.  Children who have been exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers...

Military Appreciation and Enrollment Fair

San Diego military families received much-needed help preparing for the back-to-school season on August 15, 2015, at an appreciation and enrollment fair hosted by the San Diego Unified School...