Promoting employment…

Providing affordable housing…

Empowering people with disABILITIES…

Safeguarding the environment…

Encouraging citizenship…

Living drug-free…

Building Community…

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 50 years. First inspired in service to our state’s farmworkers, 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 in pursuit of the American Dream.

WE BELIEVE IN PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE

POSITIVE ATTITUDE, PERSEVERANCE TRUMP BIRTH DEFECT AND POVERTY

Positive attitude, perseverance trump birth defect and poverty

“Just keep going, never give up.”
– Jesus Mendoza

If ever there was a story about overcoming obstacles, this is one. Born in Mexico in 1987, Jesus Mendoza came into the world with his feet crossed and tucked up close to his tiny body. He had his first operation at just three weeks old and endured many more, until at age four his heart stopped on the operating table. READ MORE →

FIANCÉ VISA GRANTED:  FAMILY TOGETHER AT LAST

Fiancé visa granted: 
Family together at last

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 baby daughter. 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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