Entries by CHD

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 […]

Lakeport Flood Victims Find Homes at Konocti

No one would argue that its been a tough few years for Lake County. Prolonged drought left many farm laborers and others out of work. Then came unprecedented fires, including the devastating Valley Fire. The blazes made hundreds more homeless and unemployed. And to top it off, recent pounding rain caused flooding in Lakeport. More than 40 people […]

Anita Maldonado Named Chief Executive Officer

New CEO to set future course for anti-poverty agency celebrating 50 years California Human Development (CHD), a leader in the War on Poverty serving farmworkers and others of low income for 50 years, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Anita Maldonado, Ph.D. as incoming Chief Executive Officer. Maldonado will join CHD on […]

To Do List for Young Dreamer

1. Renew DACA   2. Work/Save $$   3. Go to College   4. Get Married  5. Take care of sisters (?) When Andrik walked into the CHD office in Santa Rosa this morning, he had a pocket full of hard-earned cash and his mind set to take care of business fast! Andrik is a “Dreamer” […]

“Dream” Alive, DACA Support & Work Continues

A new contribution to the Dream Fund is infusing more than just financial support to California Human Development’s (CHD) work for young immigrant “Dreamers,” who are protected by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). “I believe the support of our Dream Fund very clearly signifies that many within our community stand behind our Dreamers and are opposed […]

CHD Supports California Values Act

BE IT RESOLVED that  the  Board  of  Directors of California Human Development  hereby  supports  SB 54  the California Values Act which  would  prevent  the use of state and local public resources to aid federal immigration and customs enforcement (ICE) agents in deportation actions. SB 54 is consistent  with  our  values of  supporting  the millions  of […]

Anti-Poverty Leader Marks 50 Years

The Times They Are a Changin’ It was the turbulent ‘60s, a time of intense strife and historic social change. Martin Luther King Jr. rallied for equal rights and Cesar Chavez called farmworkers to unite. In small town Santa Rosa, CA this passionate cry for change—for opportunity for all—struck a chord in the hearts of […]

CHD Launches Dream Fund to Protect Young Immigrants

All fees paid for DACA immigration renewals As protections promised to “Dreamers” hang in limbo, California Human Development (CHD) is taking action to shield at least some of the young immigrants who may face deportation under the administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Today, the Sonoma County-based social service agency announces the formation of the philanthropically […]

Dead Broke to “Living the Dream!”

From seasonal farmworker earning poverty wages to lead driver for El & El Wood Products in Galt! Today, Victor Perez proudly supports his growing family and is 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 […]

Farmworker Children to Receive Angels’ Love

Angels of the Fields bring cheer to the Delta’s most vulnerable kids Thirty donated bicycles, taiko drumming, carnival games, healthy food and goodies, pictures with Santa Claus, a Christmas stocking for every child and presents for all!  Volunteers with the charitable group Angels of the Fields are busy working miracles this week to prepare an all-out […]