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Top Executive Christopher Paige to Retire

Northern California social service agency seeks CEO successor Today, the Board of Directors of California Human Development (CHD) announces the upcoming retirement of Christopher Paige, chief executive officer and leading advocate in the fight against poverty for farmworkers and others across northern California. The announcement kicks off a search for Paige’s successor as he works […]

Farmworker Family, A Story of Inspiration

Hard work, committed partnership, and perseverance; these are the hallmarks of the inspirational success story of Hilario and Carmen Payan—named 2016 Farmworkers of the Year. Upon arrival to Sonoma County, Hilario and Carmen had big dreams and little else. Hilario went to work in the vineyards, working hard to make ends meet for his growing family while […]

CHD Receives $188,000 Immigration Grant

Farmworkers, family and others across 11 counties to gain assistance Today, California Human Development (CHD) learned it will receive $188,000 to provide immigration services across 11 northern California counties in 2017. The funding comes from the State of California, Department of Social Services and allows important grant-funded work that began last year to continue. CHD is […]

End of Harvest Fiesta Celebrates Farmworkers

Music, dancing, food and free health services to honor those who harvest Sonoma County’s bounty, November 5 As farmworkers throughout Sonoma County wake early and work late to complete the 2016 Harvest, California Human Development (CHD) is finalizing plans to celebrate!  CHD’s 37th Annual End of Harvest Fiesta is slated for November 5th from 10am to […]

Bi-National Health Week = Care for All

Bi-National Health Week is in full swing in Sonoma County, offering a series of free health fairs that deliver important health services to those who often go without. Now in its 16th year, Binational Health Week addresses health disparities of the Latino community living in the U.S. and Canada.  Services are provided through a collaboration of […]

Farmworkers’ Fair Share

Labor Secretary Applauds New California Overtime Law U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez is commending California Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law Assembly Bill 1066. Perez said those who work on farms are some of California’s most vulnerable workers. “We all depend on their work to feed and care for our families, but far too often they can’t […]

CHD Earns Prestigious Endorsement

disABILITY Services wins three-year accreditation from CARF  Today, California Human Development’s disABILITY Services division received an important and prestigious thumbs up from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)—an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services worldwide. CARF issued a three-year endorsement, saying “the achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the […]

Fire Relief, Time for Fun

Calling all fire relief workers employed by California Human Development in Lake County!  Time to put down your shovels and axes and grab your fishing gear and water toys. After two devastating summers of fires in Lake County, you’ve worked exceptionally hard to help rebuild.  You’ve chopped and chain-sawed with great dedication and we are grateful! […]

Employed Ex-Con is “Loving Life!”

Kevin Lindgren spent his young adulthood in prison. When he was released, he walked out with the clothes he was wearing, a few dollars and the strong will to build a good and upstanding life. “I did bad things, got into moving drugs, and that’s about all I knew how to do,” says Lindgren.  “I […]

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 […]