Partnerships

Collaboration with other organizations is essential to providing the best possible services while avoiding redundancy.  In addition to partnering with agencies to create unique services, La Luz Center functions as a host site for many agencies from the Sonoma Valley and Santa Rosa in order to ensure that critical resources are accessible to our community.

Brown Baggers

The Sonoma Brown Baggers are an invaluable resource in this community.  Besides making sack lunches twice a week for day laborers and homeless individuals, the Brown Baggers partner with La Luz to run the Brown Bag Café, a soup kitchen that serves about 80 bowls of home-made, gourmet soup every Friday. 

Catholic Charities 

Every Friday, Catholic Charities comes to La Luz Center with fresh produce to distribute to the economically disadvantaged community of Sonoma Valley.  Each week, this food feeds about 650 people who might otherwise go without healthy food.

In addition to the weekly food distribution, Catholic Charities supplies La Luz with non-perishable foods for our own cabinet, so that we can distribute food throughout the week to families in need.

Community Action Partnership (CAP)

La Luz Center works with CAP to provide emergency services and benefits to our clients.  Our partnership with CAP allows us to obtain HCA rental assistance in one-time financial crises. 

Friends in Sonoma Helping (FISH)

La Luz Center works with FISH on a daily basis.  While La Luz provides both written and oral translation for FISH, FISH helps La Luz clients with food, clothing, and rental assistance.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid of Sonoma County provides the indispensible service of free legal consultations to residents of the Springs area.  The trip to Santa Rosa is long and difficult for residents without a reliable method of transportation, so bringing Legal Aid to La Luz biweekly is essential.

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Redwood Empire Food Bank contributes to the Friday food distributions, supplying dry goods such as tortillas and bread.  While the Friday distribution is open to all, Redwood Empire also provides protein-rich food for a distribution every third Wednesday specifically for children who no longer qualify for WIC and for seniors.

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center

The Sonoma Valley Community Health Center has long been providing direct service to the Springs and El Verano areas with their mobile health van.  Recently, they have extended that service by partnering with La Luz to bring a pediatrician to our site every Wednesday, in response to the great need for child health care in our area.

Sonoma County Mental Health Division

Sonoma County Mental Health works with La Luz to address the prevalence of mental health problems in the Sonoma Valley.  Counselors from the clinic meet with interested clients at La Luz Center bimonthly to discuss mental health issues and tackle specific problems, both in groups and one-on-one.

St. Joseph Health Systems

Our collaboration with St. Joseph Health Systems encompasses many aspects of our clients’ well-being.  Every Friday, La Luz Center hosts the mobile health van, which provides free medical care to uninsured community members.  At the same time, St. Joseph brings qualified instructors to teach a nutrition class for women in the La Luz kitchen.  With this resource, the nutrition class students can arm themselves with the knowledge they need to get the most out of the food they get from the distribution that day.

Some of our other partnerships include work with:

ABC Special Start

Ballet Folklórico Quetzalén

Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley

California Parenting Institute

Common Bond

Compassion Without Borders

Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County

County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors

County of Sonoma Economic Development Board

County of Sonoma Health & Human Services

Covered CA

Earn it! Keep it! Save it! Tax Coalition

First 5 Commission of Sonoma County

Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County

HICAP

I Am Foundation

Líderes Campesinas

Migrant Education

NAMI of Sonoma County

Narcotics Anonymous

North Bay Organizing Project

Nuestra Voz

Pediatric Dental Initiative

Petaluma People Services

Pets Lifeline

Redwood Community Health

Rotary Club of Sonoma Valley #0414

Sonoma International Film Festival

SAHA – Satellite Affordable Housing Association

Social Advocates for Youth / Sonoma

Sonoma County Sheriff Department

Sonoma Valley Teen Services

Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce

Sonoma Valley Food Distributor’s Roundtable

Sonoma Valley Health Roundtable

Sonoma Valley Hospital

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Sonoma Valley Unified School District

Sonoma Valley Vinters and Growers Alliance

Springs Community Alliance

Todd Trust Team

United Way of the Wine Country

Verity

Vintage House Senior Center

WillMar Family Grief & Healing Center

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