Who We Are And What We Do

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Community Connections is working on a Mobile Free Store / Resource Library project. To help promote and raise funds for our neighbors in need, we are working on a video to explain our goals and highlight the good work that has been done.

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Since Community Connections is a group affiliated with multiple organizations and individuals, we wish to highlight the valuable contribution each has made in and around Sonoma County.

Most of us are trying to keep our heads above water, but how can we support one another, understand the real needs and resources available, and better advocate for our neighbors who desire to live a quality life in right here in the heart of wine country?

Community Connections is a group of individuals, families, and organizations big and small who gather each month to share knowledge, experience, and information about current services and resources available to others who are faced with extreme hardship.

We support one another in a variety of ways that address serious matters such as:

  • The Housing Crisis
  • Our Homeless Population
  • Mental Health and Drug / Alcohol Addictions
  • Food Distribution
  • Family Protection / Foundation

How do we ask the right questions, connect with the right people, understand the purpose of specific organizations and best serve this community? How to do we effectively, respectfully and responsibly utilize the abundance of resources that seem abundant in this place?

Community Connections exists to maintain an accurate knowledge of services and organizations that are mobilized to respond to the specific needs of our community. We help to bridge gaps through volunteer efforts, rally for additional support and advocate for a variety of needs, projects, and community goals.

Community Connections meets ONLINE twice per month on the 1st and 3rd Thursday @ 7:00PM PST, ONLINE, year-round.

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ONLINE MEETING ACCESS

Community Connections invites you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Community Connections’ Personal Meeting Room

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We host public ONLINE meetings that are open to all (individuals, families, organizations big and small). Anyone is welcome to share information via email, social media or personal connection at any time.

We are asking for help to connect the dots with organizations of any size or type; any individual or family with the desire to help others to share information and/or resources.

Please email any resources, articles or connections you’d like to share with our group: contactcommunityconnections@gmail.com

Some immediate needs identified by our group include…

  • Low Income Housing Assistance (for those who are about to slip through the cracks)
  • Administrative Services (to help connect more dots and current resources)
  • Transportation Services (to help with medical/administrative appointments)
  • Family Shelters / Management (to better assist those who need safe, stable room and board)

We have come to understand the majority of support in this community is reliant upon these organizations who are operating at max capacity…

Catholic Charities (Morgan Street, Sam Jones Shelter, The Palms Inn)
Redwood Empire Food Bank (service from Fort Bragg to Petaluma)
Redwood Gospel Mission (completely sober environment, lots of programs and support)
Sonoma Works (food stamps)
CA Hope (connecting more resources and organizations)
LOOP  Center (working to update/manage all current resources and volunteer efforts)
SonomaCounty.Recovers.org
MTM Transportation (MediCal: help to get to/from medical appointments)
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
The Salvation Army
211 (needs support )
Community Action Partnership Sonoma County

We want to gather more information about…

N.O.A.H. (Neighbors Organized Against Hunger, Rohnert Park)
Redwood Empire Food Bank
CAP Sonoma
F.I.S.H.
MTM Transportation
888-828-1254
Have partnership member # ready.
Hope House

Volunteers / Help Wanted…

  • Assist Flowers For A Cause with Weekly Pick-Up / Delivery to brighten someone’s day! https://www.flowersforacause.net/
  • Make phone calls, check resources, update a central database.
  • Help build / distribute bikes for kids!
  • Plan / Build: community boards and/or help manage current flyers for resource information management.
  • Help to plan/ secure / manage an ongoing ‘ FREE STORE’ for our neighbors in need.
  • Participate in Christmas in Coffey Park!

Thanks for your time to read and consider all the needs and service opportunities presented here.

Please share this message with others, let us know your thoughts and send information that we can pass on to our friends and neighbors.

We have are working with the following organizations to keep connected in this community…

 

 

 

DAY-OF-SERVICE-8-15-18

 

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