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Believing in Resilience

Believing in Resilience

By Donna Merideth, Board of Directors All of us in Sonoma County have been impacted by the challenges thrown at us over the past few years. While my family’s resilience has been tested, our struggles don’t compare to many of my friends and neighbors that have lost their homes in […]

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Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Yadira Esparza

Spotlight: Mental Health Talent Grantee Yadira Esparza

As our community has faced challenge after challenge in the form of floods, fires and this pandemic, we have repeatedly had to tap into our mental fortitude, our reserves of resilience. It’s one of the reasons we invested in the Wildfire Mental Health Collaborative following the 2017 fires and why […]

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HCF Raises Over $450,000 at Virtual Gala

HCF Raises Over $450,000 at Virtual Gala

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY RAISES OVER $450,000 FOR LOCAL COVID RESPONSE Nonprofit hosts first-ever virtual gala, rallying notable political guests, musicians and community supporters to raise funds for greatest COVID-19 needs     Healdsburg, August 31, 2020 – The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County (HCF) hosted its first-ever virtual gala […]

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Announcing New Grants August 2020

Announcing New Grants August 2020

HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION NORTHERN SONOMA COUNTY EXTENDS COVID-19 RELIEF WITH ADDITIONAL $100,000 IN GRANTS TO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS Emergency funds for health access, mental health and food security are in addition to $225,000+ in planned program grants issued in August by HCF Healdsburg, August 25, 2020 – Building on initial emergency COVID-19 […]

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The Power of Celebration

The Power of Celebration

By Barbara Grasseschi, Board of Directors
I became involved with the Healthcare Foundation in 2009 because I believed in its mission of supporting the health and well-being of this community. In 2014, when former Executive Director Pat Callahan asked me to help organize the first Wine, Women & Shoes event,

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How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

How Education Changed My Life and My Perspective

By Denny Martin, Board of Directors I was a late bloomer when it came to education, beginning at the local community college in San Diego in my mid-twenties, becoming an RN at 30 and getting my Masters in Public Health at 40. The world of education opened my eyes to […]

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Believe in the Power of Education

Believe in the Power of Education

Dear Friends, Access to knowledge, according to A Portrait of Sonoma County, the Human Development Report commissioned by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services, “is a critical determinant of long term well-being and is essential to self-determination, self-sufficiency, and the real freedom a person has to decide what to […]

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All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

All-Hazards and Fireline Safety Awareness Courses in July

Friday, July 3, 2020 and Sunday, July 12, 2020
Online via Zoom | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
HALTER Project is sponsoring a FREE course to teach you how to recognize hazards in disaster situations such as wildfires, floods, landslides, and earthquakes. Join for in-depth discussion of power line safety,

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Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

Mental Health Talent Pipeline Profile: Luigi Valencia

When Mental Health Talent Pipeline scholarship recipient Luigi Valencia was growing up the son of immigrants in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood in Sonoma County, he witnessed many people he knew experiencing negative encounters with the police. But he also noticed that many of those people were hurting in different ways: […]

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