Health and Human Services Tag

Begin with a compelling cause—making Sonoma County one of the healthiest communities in the state—add as a driving force a contingent of passionate, action-oriented organizations with deep expertise—and you have a formula for success. That’s the premise behind Health Action, an initiative that brings together the...

In Sonoma County we consider ourselves lucky to escape the snowy, downright freezing weather that many of our fellow Americans contend with over the winter months. But that’s also taking for granted a dry, warm place to call home that insulates us from the elements....

Expecting their first child, saving for a first home and working as a preschool teacher, all seemed well with a young family until their daughter’s birth had complications. The couple, having no health insurance, used all their savings on medical bills. Then, after her husband...

The 2016 Sonoma County Community Health Needs Assessment is a large-scale look at the health of our community as developed collaboratively by local health care providers, health experts, county leaders and residents. The report informs and engages local decision makers, key stakeholders, and the community...

The SAY Dream Center is open to provide housing, jobs and counselling to homeless youth! We couldn’t be prouder of SAY and Sonoma County for prioritizing the work of supporting youth and ensuring that the Dream Center become a reality. SAY has already welcomed some youth...

In the midst of the Great Recession, more and more Sonoma County residents needed help to meet their most basic needs – like keeping a roof over their heads and feeding their families.  In response, Community Foundation Sonoma County launched a five-year initiative to bolster...

Dr. Brian Kennedy of the Buck Institute spoke at our Greater Good for Donors Forum in February, 2015.  We are pleased to share his TEDx Talk for those of you who weren’t able to join us at the Forum....

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