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  • December 2018 Message

    Dear Brothers and Sisters, From Christ who was, who is and who is to come, grace light and peace be with you! The coming of the end of the year coincides with our annual observance of Advent and Christmas.  As we look back to a year that in so...
  • Camp Fire was a “climate disaster”

    Tiny temperatures changes conceal dramatic changes underway that call for action Leslie Layton Ethnic Media Services/ChicoSol 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s how much – or how little, depending on your viewpoint – that the daily average temperature increased in recent years in the Paradise area. That little temperature increase is...
  • Rate of Uninsured Children Stable in CA, Worsening Nationwide

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New data out Thursday November 29 shows that only 3 percent of California children are uninsured – the same as last year. But advocates say they worry that federal policies could reverse the gains. Researchers with the Georgetown University Center for Children...
  • Camp Fire changed lives: a survivor’s story

    “This is what being a climate change refugee feels like…” Allan Stellar Ethnic Media Services/ChicoSol That awful, awful day. On that awful day, when Paradise was engulfed in flames, I hugged my yellow lab Angel goodbye. I woke up early, 5 a.m., and decided to leave for work without...
  • Free New Parenting Program Promotes Family Resilience for Parents and Caregivers of Children 0 to 3 years of Age

    SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Sacred Heart Community Service (SHCS) has partnered with the County of Santa Clara Department of Family and Children’s Services (DFCS), to provide parent education, strengthen nurturing parenting of young children and promote family health and wellness. The Safe, Secure and Loved©, parent education program...
  • New Program Provides Down Payment Assistance for First-time Homebuyers in Santa Clara County

    Called Empower Homebuyers SCC, program is funded through the 2016 Measure A Affordable Housing Bond SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—The Housing Trust Silicon Valley and County of Santa Clara are launching Empower Homebuyers SCC, a new down payment assistance program for first-time homebuyers in Santa Clara County. Funded through the 2016...
  • Sunnyvale Community Services Receives $100,000 Google Grant Funds to Support a year of Wrap-Around Housing Case Management

    Sunnyvale Community Services   Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sunnyvale Community Services (SCS) (www.svcommunityservices.org) announced on November 15 that a $100,000 grant from Google was awarded to them in order to support Wrap-Around Housing Case Management for families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The grant will fully fund...
  • Community Health Centers Rise to the Challenge After Wildfires

    Suzanne Potter California News Service PARADISE, Calif. – Community health centers are stepping up to the plate to speed recovery after the deadly Camp Fire in Northern California and the Woolsey fire north of Los Angeles, by providing crucial non-emergency health care services. Ampla Health runs multiple clinics near...
  • Report: Calif. Makes Progress Helping Foster Youth

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s teenage foster youth are doing better than the national average in several important ways, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research found 84 percent of California young people who leave the foster care system at age 21 have...