COVID-19 Resources for Our Essential Farmworkers
On Friday, August 14th, California Human Development & La Cooperativa came together to provide COVID-19 awareness resource packages with facemasks to farmworkers in Nothern California near Woodland. These farmworkers are essential workers and we’re proud to support them by ensuring they can stay healthy and have access to information and resources should they need them. These workers regularly brave wildfire smoke, extreme temperatures, and the global pandemic to work each and day. They prop up our communities, economies, and our livelihoods. We also want to give a warm appreciation to CHD’s own program manager Paul Castro and New Board Member Jesse Ortiz for spending their Friday afternoon supporting this effort.
Tech is Taking Notice
This past August we were also featured in salesforce.org’s blog highlighting the work we did in regard to the DRAI program and serving the folks who could utilize this assistance. The following is an excerpt from the opening paragraphs of our featurette. Follow this link to read to the feature piece written by our own Interim CEO Kai Harris.
“When COVID-19 struck, many nonprofits scrambled to find ways to continue operations to ensure that they could meet the needs of their clients. At California Human Development (CHD), the initial impact was similar to what other organizations were experiencing, as we quickly shifted to a work-from-home model and adapted to the ‘new normal’ in a way that would allow us to seamlessly serve our clients remotely.
In response to the pandemic, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) announced updates to the Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) project in June. CHD was one of 12 nonprofits selected to help disburse state-funded disaster relief assistance to undocumented adults who are ineligible for other forms of federal disaster relief. We were thrilled to be part of this important initiative, but as the service provider for 24 predominantly rural counties in Northern California, we needed to mobilize resources quickly, so that we could start accepting and processing applications within the two-week deadline provided by the state.”
Celebrating Our Students’ Sucess
Martin, Eduardo, & Pedro are recent graduates from our Truck Driving Training Course. These alums obtained their Class A DMV Driver’s License and were able to find a job within just 2 DAYS of obtaining their licenses! This employment provides stability, benefits, and a foundation for growth in each of their lives. Join us in celebrating them! If you or someone you know would be interested in our course Come and Join CHD Truck Driving Today!
Call your nearest training center at:
Santa Rosa 916-371-8220 ext. 4312
Olivehurst 916-371-8220 ext. 1037
Stockton 915-371-8220 ext. 8003/8005
Lastly, CHD is still doing Citizenship and DACA applications for free. Green card renewals are for $100. Clients are responsible for government charges. We want to let you all know about these affordable immigration quotes because the government will be raising prices as soon as October 1st. Call for an appointment. Leave a clear message with a phone number and email if you have one. The Immigration & Citizenship department will contact you. We are doing our best to serve as many as we can during this pandemic and wildfires.