Travel free on SMART to Santa Rosa for Holiday Shopping

The Santa Rosa Metro Chamber is partnering with Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit and downtown merchants to boost business during the holidays. This weekend and that of Dec. 2-3, shoppers will get a free one-way ticket on SMART for every $25 they spend. In all, 5,000 passes will be handed out to shoppers at participating businesses.(…)

Disaster Unemployment Claims Extended to Dec. 18

The deadline to claim Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for workers who lost wages or became unemployed due to recent fires has been extended to December 18, 2017, from November 16 by the U.S Department of Labor. “This is an important support for the many residents and workers affected by fires in our county,” says Katie(…)

Dining Out for Life Happens November 30

Sonoma County is famed for its spectacular restaurants. Dine out at 90 amazing eateries on Thursday, November 30, and 25 to 50% of your purchase will go directly to Food For Thought’s life-giving medically-tailored meals and nutritional programs. So dine out with us on November 30th—it’ll be the most satisfying meal you’ll have all year!(…)

North Bay Rapid Response Network: Sonoma County Launches 24-Hour Hotline to Defend Undocumented Immigrants

Today, a 24-hour hotline and rapid response structure will be launched in Sonoma County to help defend undocumented immigrants from the increase of immigration enforcement, ICE raids and other attacks by the Trump administration that are causing fear and anxiety in the immigrant community. This endeavor consists of collaboration from over 50 community groups and(…)

Fire Relief and Recovery Events & Information

On-going FREE grief counseling: www.RECAMFT.org  3-5 sessions List of therapists who are donating their time November 2 – 6pm Day of the Dead Grief Ritual Santa Rosa Plaza As part of the Day of the Dead event, there will be a special honoring for all of us affected by the recent fires. We have all(…)

A benefit for North Bay Fire Victims -The LGBTQ Community Responds

Gather for an evening of great wine, food and entertainment as we raise funds to support relief efforts to benefit the local LGBTQ youth and the migrant farmer/undocumented immigrant communities that survived the northern California wildfires. The benefit will feature a three-hour hosted bar with Sonoma & Napa Valley wines & vodka cocktails, appetizers, musical(…)

Many Sonoma County Residents Affected by Fires Now Eligible for CalFresh Disaster Benefits

Sonoma County residents and workers impacted by recent fires may be eligible for Disaster CalFresh benefits to provide funds for food purchases under temporary regulations from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (also known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). Wednesday, October 25 through Wednesday, November 1, Disaster CalFresh applications will be taken at three(…)