Backcountry Communities Thriving

The mission of Backcountry Communities Thriving is to ensure the well-being of each child, family and individual in Julian and surrounding rural areas through advocacy, service and support to foster a thriving community. 

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Help us learn more about what the Julian community needs. Your assistance will allow us to better tailor future programs and services. Click here to take the short survey. Contact us at if you would rather receive an email version of the survey. Thank you!

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Modest Needs is offering Self-Sufficiency Grants to qualified individuals / households who need help to afford two specific types of expenses:

Examples of expenses of this type with which Modest Needs has helped in the past include everything from the cost of medical care not covered by insurance to the cost of repairing or replacing a major appliance to the cost of required work tools or uniforms to the cost of legal fees to complete an adoption to - tragically - the cost of burying a family member that has unexpectedly passed away; and

For example, if you were required to take unpaid leave from work because your child was ill and now cannot afford the cost of your auto insurance, or if you were in an auto accident and cannot afford this month's rent or mortgage payment because you had to pay a deductible to repair your car - under these kinds of documentable emergency situations, Modest Needs would consider paying a regular monthly bill on behalf of your household on a one-time basis.

Visit Modest Needs to see a full list of guidelines and to apply.

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Donate to the Abigail College Scholarship Fund

We would like you to meet Abigail Yenawine. If you don't know her already, she is a 2023 Julian High School graduate, Miss Julian Princess and an amazingly strong young woman. Abigail tragically lost her father shortly before her high school graduation ceremony last week. Still reeling from the loss of her mother last year, Abigail needs our support.

Abigail will be attending UC Merced in the fall to pursue a degree in Biochemistry. She has been working so hard to achieve her goal to work in the medical industry. We have been able to raise enough funds for her freshman year in college. BCT is dedicated to being a source of support for Abigail for her entire college experience. Therefore our fundraising efforts will continue.

Please consider donating to the Abigail College Scholarship Fund. This is an extremely difficult time for her and we as a community need to do whatever we can to help Abigail soar.

100% of all donations to the Abigail College Scholarship Fund will go directly to Abigail. Donations can be made:

**Please be sure to notate "Abigail College Scholarship Fund" on your donation. 

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You can donate to Backcountry Communities Thriving through Donorbox, PayPal, Venmo (@bcthriving), Facebook (@bcthriving) or via check (PO Box 1705 Julian, CA 92036).

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