Promoting employment…

Providing affordable housing…

Empowering people with disABILITIES…

Encouraging citizenship…

Living drug-free…

Ortiz Family Plaza, Coming Soon!

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

California Human Development (CHD) is a non-profit organization waging the War on Poverty for 50 years. Inspired in service to our state’s farmworkers, today CHD 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.

PROVIDING A HAND UP…

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 →

Dead Broke to Living the Dream!

Farmworker hits the road to beat poverty, destination the American Dream…

From seasonal farmworker earning poverty wages to lead driver for El & El Wood Products in Galt! Today, Victor Perez is proudly supporting his growing family and thrilled to be “living the American Dream!” A hard-working family man from Mexico, Victor spent years in California’s San Joaquin Valley making what few would consider a living wage. READ MORE →

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