During these past months since COVID-19 upended our community, La Luz Center has been responding as a designated “essential business” by the County of Sonoma. We remain a vital resource for those in need.  To protect you and our staff, we will be actively providing services through phone appointments and in-person by appointment only. To set up an appointment for help for you or your family, please call:  (707) 938- 5131.

Our family services program supports our families from early childhood through adulthood. The economic advancement initiative addresses our families’ desire to learn and gain new skill sets that translate to better jobs and higher salaries. Our community engagement team creates events that aim to promote community-wide participation and provide opportunities for community service and leadership.



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Our La Luz Family is a group of passionate and dedicated Staff and Board members. Coming from diverse backgrounds we embrace each other, as well as our own uniqueness. We enjoy working together to build a strong community, where everyone has a voice.

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"Education outreach: Sonia Mendoza" (From Faith Gates, Sonoma Index Tribune- May 17, 2021

"'Sonia Mendoza did not let a global pandemic or national shutdown stop her from helping kids in the community get the educational resources they need..Mendoza worked both in-person and online, connecting with parents and children through the El Verano Elementary School Family Resource Center, Facebook Live events for parents, and adapting to working through Zoom for her AVANCE families.”...


"Juan Hernandez to step down as head of La Luz" (From Sonoma Index Tribune- Nov. 19, 2020

"'Over the course of his tenure, Hernandez is credited with raising millions of dollars to help Sonoma Valley’s immigrant community and helping to build the advocacy organization’s new community center on Greger Street.”...

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"Wells Fargo helps to mentor the next generation of nonprofit leaders" (From Todd Johnson, San Francisco Business Times- July 31, 2020

"'It was interesting seeing the older generations thinking about the way that nonprofits used to work and the way that things are working now in terms of social media, in terms of influencers,' said Veronica Vences, director of development at La Luz Center in Sonoma County.”...


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