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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(…)

How You Can Support LGBTQ Youth in Sonoma and Napa Counties

To mobilize for disaster response and relief, LGBTQ Connection works closely in partnership with its sibling programs across local nonprofit, “On The Move”. After news of the numerous fires ravaging throughout Napa and Sonoma Counties, the organization focused its efforts to support the North Bay’s most vulnerable youth, including foster parents, transitioning foster youth, homeless(…)

VOICES/ LGBTQ Connection Needs Your Help

Dear Community, As we and our communities wake up from a third night of terrible fires and shifting winds, we are thankful that so many of you have reached out to offer love and support. We continue to mobilize and connect with and support our staff, program participants and communities. Here is updated information about(…)

SoCo Human Services Department Partial Closure

Some offices of the Sonoma County Human Services Department will be closed Wednesday, October 11, due to the effects of the devastating fires in Sonoma County. Services are still available in-person in some offices to clients who need emergency benefits and online options continue to be available. Check for updates on this website or by calling 2-1-1. Human(…)

LGBTQ Connection to Hold Training in Sonoma Valley October 11

In order to better serve our gay and transgender youth,  LGBTQ Connection is offering a FREE training! Often, people want to support gay & trans youth, but don’t know how. Sometimes, this fear gets in the way of being an advocate for others. Our training is designed to meet people where they are at to(…)

Sonoma County Studies Disaster Response, Rolls Out New Tools for Public

Major natural disaster threats on the North Coast include earthquakes, floods, wildfires and landslides. All of which allow for less immediate advance planning than hurricanes, which is what makes it so important that residents take preparedness seriously, officials say. Here’s what Sonoma County emergency coordinators recommend: – Sign up for SoCoAlert at socoalert.com to learn(…)