Promoting employment…

Providing affordable housing…

Empowering people with disABILITIES…

Encouraging citizenship…

Living drug-free…

Ortiz Family Plaza, Coming Soon!

CREATING PATHS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO RISE
ABOVE BARRIERS IN PURSUIT OF BETTER LIVES.

California Human Development (CHD) is a non-profit organization and a leader in the War on Poverty for nearly 50 years. Inspired in service to our state’s farmworkers, today CHD now serves people of low income from many walks of life—giving 25,000 people a year in 31 Northern California counties a hand up to the American Dream.

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

Proof is in the Pie:
disABILITY Services Bring Success

“Emma’s a great employee!” – Lina Hoshino, Petaluma Pie Company

It’s not unusual for Emma Rued to make a hundred pies a day. When we visited her recently at Petaluma Pie Company, she and her co-workers were preparing for five weddings! Proprietor Lina Hoshino has no doubt the job will be done well and on time. READ MORE →

FIANCÉ VISA GRANTED:  FAMILY TOGETHER AT LAST

Fiancé Visa Granted: 
Family Together at Last

Immigration expert guides harrowing experience to happy ending

For seven days and nights, Tesfahiwet walked through the wilds of the notoriously dangerous Sudan—dodging authorities and wild animals alike. It was the beginning of a two-year journey, ultimately leading him to Northern California where he would be reunited with his fiancé and meet his baby daughter for the first time. READ MORE →

SIMPLE HAND UP HAS BIG IMPACT

Simple Hand Up Has Big Impact

Farmworker Becomes Artist, Education Leader, Champion for Change

When Frances Ortiz-Chavéz was a teenager, she spent her summers picking California’s peaches and tomatoes. Today, she uses her hands for more delicate work, but the impact of her time spent in the fields remains—and speaks clearly—through the art she creates. READ MORE →

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