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April 10, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Survey Shows Only 42% of County Children Ready for Kindergarten

Attendance at preschool, parental education levels, the language spoken at home are significant factors in Sonoma County children’s readiness for learning when they enter kindergarten, according to the 2017-18 survey overseen by the Road to Early Achievement and Development for Youth (READY) program. Read full story

April 02, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free April Advance Care Planning Workshops in Sonoma, Petaluma and Santa Rosa

Live in accord with your beliefs and values. Fulfill the goals that have meaning for you. Enjoy your favorite comforts: Isn’t that how you should get to live right up to your last breath. Even if a medical crisis means that you are unable to make decisions for yourself? Read full story

February 28, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Grant to Train Local Workers for Construction Industry

To help prepare and train Sonoma County residents for jobs in the construction industry after the October wildfires, the Sonoma County Workforce Development Board (WIB), in partnership with the Human Services Department Employment and Training Division, has received $3.25 million in emergency funds from the California Employment Development Department. Read full story

January 23, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Free Classes Help Seniors Prevent Falls

Falls are the #1 reason that Sonoma County seniors go to the emergency room. Fracturing a hip or spraining a wrist means a long rehabilitation, which can decrease seniors’ quality of life or even prevent them from living independently in their own homes. Yet falls don’t have to be accepted as a normal part of aging. Read full story

January 08, 2018 | Department of Human Services

Employers, Job Seekers Find Matches at Free Job Fairs

Sonoma County employers from all industries can meet qualified job seekers at four free job fairs hosted by Sonoma County Job Link and the Workforce Investment Board (WIB). Read full story

October 04, 2017 | Department of Human Services

Free Advance Care Planning Workshop October 17, 2017

My Care My Plan: Speak Up, Sonoma County will host a free advance care planning workshop, WhoWill Speak for You When You Can't Speak for Yourself?, on Tuesday, October 17 Read full story

July 17, 2017 | Department of Human Services

2017 Senior Resource Guide - Guía de Recursos

Sonoma County Senior Resource Guide, in English or Spanish, helps seniors, dependent adults and caregivers search for helpful services. Read full story

June 08, 2016 | Department of Human Services

Free Presentations for Seniors: Protect Yourself, Protect Your Assets

Attend a free, Elder Financial AbusePrevention Presentation in June Read full story

December 10, 2015 | Department of Human Services

Volunteer Matter of Balance Coaches Needed

Volunteer to coach seniors for an award-winning, fallprevention program, A Matter of Balance - Managing Concerns about Falls. Teach older adults whohave concerns about falling how to reduce their fear of falling and safely increasetheir activity levels. Train as a facilitator to conduct these eight,two-hour sessions at locations countywide. To become a volunteer coach,email the Matter of Balance Coordinator or call (707) 565-5936.Seniors: Register for a scheduled course or request one for your community by visiting the A Matter of Balance Website or calling (707) 565-5936. Read full story

June 11, 2014 | Department of Human Services

Child Abuse Preventionand Reporting Outreach Program Off to a Strong Start

The Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting Community Outreach Program wasimplemented in January 2014, after six months of planning by a work group thatincluded Family, Youth, and Children’s Services (FY&C) and the CaliforniaParenting Institute. The vision of this program is to strategically outreach tocommunity partners to . . . Read full story