Entries by CHD

Landmark Bill Gives Farmworkers Greater Share

On Monday in a historic move, the California Legislature voted in favor of new overtime laws for farmworkers. If Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, those who tend and harvest our state’s plentiful and diverse bounty will receive overtime pay just like all other workers in the state. The bill proposes time-and-a-half pay for farm laborers […]

Proof Is In The Pie: disABILITY Services Bring Success

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. “Emma is a great employee, she started as a dish washer […]

disABILITY Services Talent Show

Singing * Dancing * Poetry * & More….Plus, BBQ Lunch! Friends, family, supporters, talent scouts :), and anyone who just loves great entertainment and a delicious bbq lunch is invited to attend our 3rd Annual disABILITY Services Talent Show! Join us at our NEW location on Center Drive in Santa Rosa on Wednesday, August 10th from 10am […]

Barrio Fiesta, August 14 in Stockton

Music & Dancing * Health Fair * Fashion Show * Food! For the 43rd year, the Stockton Filipino community will hold The Barrio Fiesta, with live entertainment and dancing, cultural displays, a fashion show by Filipino designers, a health fair and, of course, food. The Barrio Fiesta will take place on August 14 beginning at […]

Seeking Deputy CEO: Passionate, Visionary, Leader

“Creating Opportunities to End Poverty” California Human Development (CHD) is seeking an executive leader to fight poverty in Northern California. A non-profit social service agency with a 50 year history, CHD is based in Santa Rosa in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country and has locations throughout Northern California serving 31 counties. The agency has a $15 million […]

CHD Receives $3.6 Million in Federal Funding

Four year grant to provide job training for Northern California farmworkers Excellent news coming out of Washington D.C. today in support of one of California’s most impoverished populations: the men and women who plant and harvest our state’s bounty. “California Human Development is excited and honored to announce the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a four year WIOA […]

Fire Victims Grateful for “Living Wage”

Bonnie Bishop, a single mom, wakes early to get to the job site near Middletown. She works in the blazing sun to cut up and remove burned trees destroyed by the Valley Fire. It’s hard, hot, dirty work but she’s grateful for it beyond measure…because finally things are looking up. “This job means I can get […]

St. Helena Day Labor Center Reopens

Center provides coordinated and safe hiring, fair wage The St. Helena Day Labor Center is back in business following its temporary closure in late 2015. Operated by California Human Development, the center serves an important role in the community by offering day workers and employers an organized and safe setting to connect, arrange services, and […]

Immigration Ruling Puts Families at Risk

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court means U.S. born children will continue to live in fear of being separated from their parents or being forced to leave the only homes they’ve known. The decision upholds a lower court injunction against Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “On […]

Construction to begin on affordable farmworker family housing complex in Santa Rosa

Ortiz Family Plaza to help fill critical need for affordable homes An affordable housing development to meet the needs of Sonoma County’s changing farmworker population is coming soon to Santa Rosa. California Human Development announces closing of financing for the 30 unit Ortiz Family Plaza to be located in Santa Rosa’s Larkfield-Wikiup region. Construction is […]