Entries by CHD

Our Nature, Our Truths

  We are growers of human potential; we are people helping people. We believe ALL are created equal and the American Dream is big enough for ALL. We are committed to waging war on poverty, empowering those who struggle most. We offer a hand up to self-sufficiency, creating opportunity and changing lives. Ours is a […]

Anita Maldonado, Ph.D. Assumes Top Leadership Role

New CEO to Set Course for Anti-Poverty Agency in the Next 50 Years California Human Development (CHD), a leader in the War on Poverty serving farmworkers and others of low income for 50 years, is today operating under the leadership of its new Chief Executive Officer Anita Maldonado, Ph.D. Maldonado assumed the CEO position earlier this […]

Those who live it speak out on poverty

This spring across northern California, CHD’s Farmworker Services staff met face-to-face with those in our communities who struggle most to survive, asking what it is they need to break the cycle of poverty. CHD hosted 10 public hearings in accordance with its Community Services Block Grant. The hearings offered a powerful reminder of why we […]

Cuts to Medicaid threaten poorest residents seeking rehab

The Senate health care bill unveiled on Thursday is certain to have a deadly impact on California’s poorest residents battling drug and alcohol addiction, says California Human Development’s Director of Treatment, Sylvie Vatinelle.  The bill cuts new funding that would have allowed people of low income who struggle with addiction to access up to 90 days of […]

Ortiz Plaza Filling Up…Apply Now!

CHD’s new affordable housing complex for farmworker families in Santa Rosa is filling up quickly, but it’s not too late to apply for a handful of units still available. Rents in these homes are capped at 30% of family income. The homes are brand new, two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartments located in Santa Rosa’s Larkfield […]

Farmworker Immigration Bill Aims to Harvest Justice

A new Senate bill calls for an earned legalization program for undocumented farmworkers. The majority of California farmworkers are undocumented and the state produces much of the nation’s food supply, making the proposed legislation critically important. “We salute California Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris for introducing the Agricultural Worker Program act of 2017. In this era of immigration fear […]

Cesar Chavez’s Granddaughter to Keynote 50th Anniversary

Social justice for northern California’s poorest residents will take center stage in Napa on June 2nd as Cesar Chavez’s granddaughter keynotes The Big 50 Fiesta! The event, hosted by California Human Development (CHD), celebrates the anti-poverty agency’s 50th Anniversary and will feature a talk by Julie Chavez Rodriguez—state director to Senator Kamala Harris, former senior […]

Affordable Farmworker Family Housing – Apply Now!

Ortiz Plaza Affordable Housing for Farmworker Families in Santa Rosa! 5360 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa CA 95403 Amenities Each 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom home offers refrigerator,stove/microwave, dishwasher and central heat. Onsite facilities include: laundry room, playground, community room and BBQ area. Close to shopping, schools and transportation, friendly office staff with onsite manager. […]

Rebirth at Middletown

Bright sunshine and green grass greeted a steady stream of volunteers recently at Middletown Trailside Nature Preserve. They arrived by the hundreds with shovels in hand to plant upwards of 3,000 fresh Ponderosa Pine seedlings. Their beloved county park, ravaged by fire in 2015, will soon once again be full of lush green trees. It’s a dream come true […]

CHD Expands Immigration Help to Ukiah

Grant funded services for Lake and Mendocino counties Plans are underway to expand CHD immigration and citizenship services to Lake and Mendocino counties, two northern California regions where affordable assistance for immigrants is sparse and undocumented residents are considered most at risk. A new two-year, $250,000 grant from the state Department of Social Services will fuel the […]