Entries by CHD

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!- A Success Story

The challenges associated with immigrating to the USA can be significant. The red tape and wait times alone can be exhausting, not to mention the interview process which most clients say is “SCARY”. The long journey for this young couple started in 2016. Born in Laos and desiring to get married and live their life […]

Public Hearing- Our 2022-2023 Community Action Plan

There is officially less than a week until California Human Development’s public hearings via zoom on May 26th and 27th! As a reminder, the Public Hearings are important for us to better understand current issues and to meet the needs of our community. It’s vital we hear the experiences, needs, and concerns of our community. […]

Parkway Plaza Newsletter

What’s new with Parkway Plaza? Every month Parkway Plaza sends out a monthly newsletter to our seniors and their family members about important and resourceful information. Parkway Plaza is designed for low-income seniors, 62 years of age or older, and seniors with disabilities age 62 years old or older. We are honored to be able to […]

September, New Beginnings and Serving our Communities in the Field

September was a time of growth and being in the community for California Human Development. Our team in San Joaquin was able to get out into the local community and support the area’s farmworkers through supplies distributions. These workers are essential and support the infrastructure of not just California, but our country overall. In this […]

California Human Development Welcomes New CEO, Thomas Stuebner

Over the last few months, CHD has been searching for a new Chief Executive Officer with the passion and resolve to take on the challenge of leading our diversified programs across 31 Northern California counties. Today, CHD is extremely pleased to announce that after reviewing over 100 eligible and qualified individuals the Board of Directors […]

Founding Fathers, Working for Change

A vineyard worker, a priest, and two fraternity brothers; in 1967, this unlikely foursome forged a powerful bond that’s stretched across time and geography to impact more than 700,000 lives and growing.

A Story of Resilience

“Just keep going, never give up.” – Jesus Mendoza
If ever there was a story about overcoming obstacles, this is one. Born in Mexico in 1987, Jesus Mendoza came into the world with his feet crossed and tucked up close to his tiny body. He had his first operation at just three weeks old and endured many more, until at age four his heart stopped on the operating table. Doctors shocked him back to life and Jesus’ family put an end to the dangerous procedures.

Family together at last, daughter meets dad!

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 baby daughter.