Neighborhood-Based Services focuses on ensuring families in high-opportunity neighborhoods access resources, referrals, linkages and supports to strengthen family literacy, civic engagement, resiliency, and financial stability. This is through Place based hubs that address the needs of the whole child and family. Under Neighborhood-based Services we have Family Resource Centers (FRCs) and a neighborhood community health worker network.
Founded in 2011 as Scopa Has A Dream, Corazón Healdsburg assists vulnerable individuals and families through our Casa del Corazón Family Resource Center. We provide bilingual family centered coaching which addresses each families most immediate needs, connecting them with health care, mental health, housing, legal aid, and many other service providers and empowering them to become self-sustainable and self-reliant.
La Luz Center – Estrellitas Program
The Estrellitas program is an Early Childhood Education Hub that serves 2 generation families to improve kindergarten readiness and create stronger long term parental involvement in their children’s education. The vision/mission is to; “To have all Sonoma Valley’s 0-3 aged children being pre-school ready and to strengthen families in at-risk communities through effective parent education and support programs”. Current programs include AVANCE, Pasitos, Abriendo Puertss, Triple P (Positive Parenting), Parent Cafe and parent leadership opportunities.
CAP – Whole Family Upward Mobility Initiative
The Whole Family Upward Mobility initiative will reduce generational poverty in order for children to succeed in school and beyond. Community Action Partnership Sonoma County will use and strengthen the two generation approach at Via Esperanza Centro de Educacion and support families in early childhood education, financial education and assistance, increasing family literacy and school success, adult education, community resources and referrals, and family stability and resiliency. Focusing on supports for both the child and the adult will lead to the most long lasting impact.
Redwood Community Health Coalition (RCHC) is a network comprised of 16 members, 15 community health centers and wellness education site, and a total of 74 sites in Marin, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo Counties. Formed in 1994, our mission is to improve access to and the quality of care provided for under-served and uninsured people in our four counties. RCHC’s major focus is to strengthen the capacity of member health centers to act as a regional network of comprehensive primary care that provides access to consistently high quality clinical care, effective care coordination and reduce health disparities.
Under the Neighborhood-Base Services initiative RCHC will facilitate the development of coordinated Neighborhood Networks in Sonoma County, consisting of Community Health Centers, Family Resource Centers, schools, and other community-based organizations. RCHC will host a neighborhood hub at the County WIC office to provide application assistance and enrollment services for Covered California, Medi-Cal and CalFresh, as well as referrals to community resources. Because they are the foundation of the work to strengthen partnerships between organizations, RCHC will provide funding, training, peer networking, and advocacy support to CHWs, case managers, Certified Enrollment Counselors, and other people working to connect families to resources that improve the health and well-being of children ages 0-5.