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The County of Sonoma is teaming up with Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Healdsburg and a coalition of community groups to launch a two-year pilot program that will provide a guaranteed minimum income of $500 a month to 305 low-income families while studying the program’s impacts on reducing poverty and promoting economic stability and mobility.
Fewer than one in three Sonoma County children were ready for kindergarten when they entered school last fall, according to a new report released by the county Department of Human Services that found persistent and troubling disparities along ethnic, racial and economic lines.
California residents aged 50 and older who qualify for Medi-Cal are now eligible for full benefits, regardless of immigration status, under an expansion of the state health insurance program for low-income residents, the Sonoma County Department of Human Services announced today.
Facing an urgent need for foster parents and adoptive families willing to open their homes to local children, Sonoma County is expanding its partnership with a national nonprofit, RaiseAChild, to recruit families willing to take in foster children and give them a place where they can feel safe, wanted and loved.
Learn how to make a difference in a foster child’s life at and explore Foster Parenting through an introductory talk, held each month online in English or, new this year, in Spanish. The first monthly talk will be on January 25 for English speakers and February 8 for Spanish speakers, starting at 6 p.m.
Recruiters from Sutter Health will advise job seekers about employment opportunities and provideapplication and interview tips on Tuesday, January 19, 2-3 p.m. Hosted by Sonoma County Job Link on Zoom. Santa Rosa, California.
Residents who are unemployed or want to upgrade their skills and build careers can find current job listings and vocational training through Sonoma County Job Link. Job Link is the one-stop career center for job seekers and youth ages 14-24 and the workforce solution for employers looking for qualified job applicants.
Attendance at preschool, parental income and early learning opportunities affect Sonoma County children’s readiness for kindergarten, according to a four-year report by the Road to Early Achievement and Development for Youth (READY) program.
The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) honoredThird District Supervisor Shirlee Zane on December 16, 2020, with its annual Marge Ling LeadershipAward to recognize her dedication to improving the quality of life for olderadults in Sonoma County. Santa Rosa, California
Aunque el coronavirus puede evitar que las familias viajen para ver a sus seres queridos durante los días festivos, los adultos mayores de 60 años pueden seguir conectados a servicios útiles, comidas y controles de bienestar, llamando a la Línea de Información y Asistencia de la Agencia del Área del Condado de Sonoma para el Envejecimiento al (707) 565-INFO (4636).