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Latino Service Providers' E-newsletters consist of vital infor­mation that is relevant to the Latino community. Our goal is to increase cultural competency, and help advocate for Latinos in Sonoma County. LSP partici­pates in a variety of community events and educational programs that serve the Latino population.
Mental Health Matters Month  is a time to help raise the community's awareness about mental health and wellness and encourage people to support others around them. Encourage everyone to reach out, speak up, take part and join the movement this May!

Busting mental health myths and stigma
Kaiser Permanente views mental health as a daily component of people's total health. Unfortunately, a cultural stigma of shame keeps many people from seeking assistance for mental and behavioral health issues.  #Let's Talk and #FindYourWords to help yourself, friends, and loved ones deal with depression and other mental health conditions.  Read more here.

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We would appreciate if you could take 10 minutes of your time to take our annual LSP survey.
This survey will help us continue to build a healthier community by serving and strengthening Latino families and children, and reducing disparities related to ethnicity or race within Sonoma County.
As a thank you, you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for 2018 Sonoma County Fair Tickets!

Le agradeceríamos si pudiera tomarse 10 minutos de su tiempo para realizar nuestra encuesta LSP anual. Esta encuesta nos ayudará a continuar construyendo una comunidad más saludable al servir y fortalecer a las familias y niños latinos, y reducir las disparidades relacionadas con la etnia o la raza dentro del condado de Sonoma.
Como agradecimiento, ¡tendrán la oportunidad de participar en un sorteo de entradas para la Feria del Condado de Sonoma 2018!
Are you a Teen Leader Who Wants to Change the World? We Want to Hear from you!

North Bay Leadership Council's mission is to foster and grow leadership within the North Bay. We are holding a Youth Power Speech Contest to showcase and empower our community youth leaders.

There are multiple cash scholarship prizes as well as the big prize, being the keynote speaker our Leaders of the North Bay Awards Luncheon. If you are interested in entering the competition or learning more about it, please click on the link below.
For more information email:

¡ El Verana ya está a la vuelta!
¿Quiere entretener e involucrar a sus hijo/as en actividades divertidas e educacionales?
¡Inscriban sus hijo/as en uno o más de los Campamentos de Verano ofrecidos por Parques Regionales del Condado de Sonoma!
Estamos ofreciendo becas para niños/as que las necesitan.  Por favor lean la información incluida en este email para más detalles de los campamentos, costo y como recibir una beca.
Preguntas sobre los campamentos contacten a Shelly Spriggs al:
Preguntas sobre las becas contacten a Pam McBride al:

WISE Statewide Peer Staff Professional Development Group
The W I S E Statewide Peer Staff Professional Development Group is a bi-monthly call/webinar for individuals with lived experience working in peer support roles in the public mental health system. This includes line staff who identify as consumers or family members. This call is not for managers, supervisors, or organizational leadership.
We meet bi-monthly to learn about important self-help topics, peer workforce developments, and to connect with one another through professional networking. The calls can be a great venue for program staff to receive input and views of those on the ground regarding important issues related to successful and sustainable peer employment.
The May call will focus on various aspects of self-care. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about and discuss self-care and stress-management strategies that may assist them in maintaining their wellness while at work.
Date | Time
FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018
 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Access Info
Dial-In Line:  1-646-749-3122
Conference Code:  756-679-981
Not at your computer? Click the link to join this meeting from your iPhone®, iPad®, Android® or Windows Phone® device via the GoToMeeting app.

Sugary Drink Consumption Decreasing in Southwest Santa Rosa
SANTA ROSA - Efforts to improve the health of youth and adults in Roseland through installation of water stations and education about sugar sweetened beverages may have led to a decrease in sugary drink consumption. Survey data of Roseland School District parents and middle- through high school students shows there has been a decrease in the number of sugary drinks consumed from 2015 to 2017.
Sonoma County Department of Health Services convened a collaborative of community partners under the South Santa Rosa HEAL Zone Project, which has been funded since 2007 by grants from Kaiser Permanente Northern California Community Benefit Program. Local organizations have joined the partnership to help improve health in underserved areas. Programs aimed at reducing sugar sweetened beverage consumption among Southwest Santa Rosa residents ultimately work to address health risks associated with unhealthy weight.
Children and adults living in the Roseland and Moorland neighborhoods are more likely to be overweight and at higher risk of health consequences than those living in more affluent communities. Data from the California 2015-2016 Physical Fitness Testing showed 71 percent of Roseland School District fifth graders were overweight, compared to 39 percent of all fifth graders in Sonoma County.
Studies point to sugar sweetened beverages as the largest contributor to excessive daily caloric intake, which is associated with unhealthy weight. While state and federal laws have been passed to reduce sugary drink consumption, residents and schools in the Roseland and Moorland neighborhoods sought to do more to promote water consumption.
Water stations with filters and bottle filling capabilities have been installed at all six Roseland schools for students and staff. Community water stations were also installed in the neighborhood near the Joe Rodota Trail and in the Roseland Shopping Center parkette; two additional water stations are being installed in Andy's Unity Park in the Moorland neighborhood.
The program also included training and funding for healthy beverage education for students and residents. The selection of water stations as well as education efforts were accomplished with input and support from partnerships between the Community Club of Roseland, Moorland Neighborhood Action Team, Sonoma County Community Development Commission, Sonoma County Regional Parks, Roseland School District and the City of Santa Rosa's  Take it From the Tap! program.
Kaiser Permanente's community involvement uniquely pairs grant funding with 65 years of clinical expertise, medical research, and volunteerism to support prevention-focused, evidence-based programs that are expanding access to care and creating healthy environments. Kaiser Permanente recently awarded County of Sonoma, Department of Health Services a $1 million grant that will help more people in the Roseland HEAL Zone get access to the resources they need to lead a healthy life. For more information about Kaiser Permanente's work in the community, visit .

Salary:  $45K-$50K.
Closing date: May 25, 2018

Intro: The job of the El Verano Family Resource Center (EV FRC) and Education Programs Site Manager will enlist parental involvement in Family Resource Center and AVANCE Programs; working with parents in identifying and achieving goals; accessing support services, education, and training programs and opportunities; and facilitating positive parent, school and student relationships. The Program Manager will advance the EV FRC & AVANCE's mission, vision, and programs through maintaining, sustaining, and developing new relationships with community partners and Sonoma Valley Unified School District. Responsible for developing and coordination of volunteer program and event planning.

● Bachelor's degree (BA) in Social Science, Sociology, Psychology, Education, or comparable experience. MA in Public Health, Social Services, and/or Organizational Development preferred. 
● Valid California driver's license.
● Own car and have ability to drive to multiple sites throughout the Bay Area. 
● Salary range $45K-$50K. 
● Benefits include medical insurance, vacation, sick and personal time

To Apply: 
Please send resume and cover letter

Title of Announcement: Senior Administrative Assistant for Migrant Ed migrant
Title of Announcement: Housing Navigator housing

Salary:$18 per hour

Position Summary:  The non-exempt, full-time, $18 per hour, Housing Navigator provides navigation through housing focused case management for all homeless families and individuals within the Shelter and Housing programs at Catholic Charities. This role serves to meet the client's immediate needs with the goal to resolve a person's homelessness.  This position works with individuals and families as assigned. In addition, this position requires travel to meet families and individuals within our Shelter and Housing programs to conduct assessments in-person and/or over the phone. Through assessment, the Housing Navigator is responsible for diversion, housing focused case management, community referrals, housing placement, and linking families with the appropriate destination for continued services.  The Housing Navigator also maintains professional relationships and clear communication through HMIS, phone calls, and email. This full-time position works one weekend shift each week.

Visit our website at  for additional information about this position and other exciting opportunities at Catholic Charities.

An application can be found at  
We look forward to receiving your completed application resume and cover letter.
Title of Announcement: Housing Asset and Program Compliance Specialistasdrt

Salary: $60,484.74 - $73,529.24 yr
Closing Date: 05/29/18

Intro:  The Housing Asset and Program Compliance Specialist is responsible for optimizing the financial performance of the CDC's loan and real-estate assets, while ensuring program compliance with federal, state, local, and department requirements. In order to analyze, evaluate, and manage the CDC's effective performance, this position maintains asset and loan tracking databases, monitors housing project funds, and provides regular fiscal reporting. Currently, the position monitors the following projects and loan portfolios: the Roseland re-development site, Broadway development site (Altamira Apartments, City of Sonoma), and West College parcel; and the County Fund for Housing (CFH), HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) portfolios. The ideal candidate will be:
  • Experienced in supporting and driving housing and community development compliance projects
  • Accustomed to writing and presenting project/program plans, reports, analysis, and recommendations
  • Knowledgeable of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) review and award process
  • Skilled at building and fostering working relationships
  • Qualified, enthusiastic, and dedicated to improving the community
For more info. & to apply online, visit  or call 707-565-2331. EOE 

Salary: up to $39.21/hour* 
Closing Date 6/4/18

Intro: The Sheriff's Office seeks a skilled Fiscal Analyst for their Administration Bureau.  
If you're ready for a challenging, fast paced work environment, and an opportunity to make a difference - you're ready for us!
When you join the Sheriff's Office you become part of a strong work family and rewarding work environment where you will gain the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better your community. You can also look forward to benefits* including:
* An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 
* Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 11 holidays per year 
* County paid premium contribution to several health plan options 
* Eligibility for a 5% salary increase after 1040 hours

The Sheriff's Office Fiscal Analyst's primary responsibilities are to develop, monitor, and manage the budgets of multiple operational units. *Salary is negotiable. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. For more information & to apply online, visit  or call 707-565-2331. EOE 

Position Summary
Directs operations for programs provided through the YWCA Sonoma County. Provides leadership, supervision and training to the management, programming and volunteer staff. Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of agency programs. Expands and strengthens a positive community image and develops staff and volunteers in a manner that reflects the vision, mission and goals of the YWCA Sonoma County. Contributes to grant administration and the financial management of YWCA programs.
Prerequisite Qualifications
The candidate must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for employment in this position:
  • Five (5) years' experience in a human service setting
  • Three (3) years' experience supervising multiple staff
  • Two (2) years' experience with program development in a social service setting
  • Bachelor's degree in social work or related field preferred
  • First aid and CPR certificates a plus
  • Prior to employment, obtain fingerprint clearance and pass TB testing
  • Prior to employment, must pass pre-employment physical and drug test
  • Valid CA driver's license and current auto insurance
TO APPLY : Please submit resume & cover letter to with "Director of Program Services" in subject line.
  • Thank you for your interest in employment with the YWCA. We may be unable to respond to every individual submission due to a high volume of applicants. Please do not telephone. Applicants who do not follow the application procedure are immediately disqualified.

Intro: The Center for Climate Protection seeks an upbeat, strategic, accomplished, and well-networked individual with a sense of humor to work full time organizing community support for the Center for Climate Protection. The Community Organizer will help engage and expand a network of activists to advocate for climate policy solutions in California.
Community Organizer's Role
* Design and implement campaign strategies that deliver results
* Take initiative and responsibility
* Build support for strategic policy objectives from volunteers, policymakers, and allied organizations
* Cultivate relationships
* Coordinate public events and rallies
* Facilitate meetings and trainings
* Bonus: Research and develop potential new funding sources

To Apply
Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job and why you are well-suited for the job to Ann Hancock, ann [at] Please, no calls. The position is open until filled.

Title of Announcement: Event Services Aide- Extra Help event

Salary: $14.52 - $17.65 
Closing Date: Continuou

Intro:Event Services Aides assist with events at the Veterans Memorial Buildings located in Cotati, Guerneville, Petaluma, and Sonoma. Job duties may include:
  • Setting up furniture and other event-related equipment
  • Preparing rooms for events held at the facilities
  • Working with facility occupants during events
  • Cleaning, rearranging facilities, and other custodial work related to events
  • Performing a variety of customer service-related functions
Event Services Aides work weekdays, weekends, holidays, and irregular hours as determined by the events scheduled at the facility and the needs of the department. An applicant's flexibility in work days and work hours is highly desirable and may be a factor in hiring decisions. Work locations may vary due to different building locations.
Title of Announcement: Bilingual Receptionist bilingualreception

Intro:   Disability Services & Legal Center is seeking Bilingual Receptionist
for Full-Time Employment with Benefits.  Disability Services & Legal Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, established in 1976 to advance the rights of persons with disabilities to equal justice, access, opportunity and participation in our communities. DSLC serves over 2,000 people with disabilities annually, providing resources and assistance on a wide range of disability-related matters. The organization has offices in Santa Rosa, Ukiah and Napa, and serves Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties.

Office Duties:
Answer incoming phone calls, retrieve phone messages, greet consumers and visitors, refer calls to the appropriate staff person, and notify staff of appointments.
Provide assistance and support to the Executive Director and Program staff when appropriate.
To maintain an inventory of office supplies and ordering/distributing.
To assist the paralegal in monitoring the legal filing.
Assist local volunteer attorneys with clerical needs.
Keep track of office staff appointments and assist those as needed.

Must Have:
Fluent Spanish and English capabilities.
Knowledge of and sensitivity toward persons with disabilities.
Ability to follow directions with accuracy.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions, while maintaining attention to detail.
Ability to be self-motivated, well organized, and a team player.
Ability to communicate in a pleasant and informed manner.
Knowledge of word processing and databases.
Ability to keep and maintain accurate records.

Preferred Qualifications:
Personal experience with a disability.
Bi-lingual in American Sign Language.
Two (2) year years of college education or equivalent training.

DSLC Santa Rosa office is located at 521 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 5PM.
If you are interested in the position, please contact DSLC Program Director Lake Kowell 707-636-3063,

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