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 as our office is closed for in-person contact. 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.

FAMILY

SERVICES

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ECONOMIC

ADVANCEMENT

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COMMUNITY

ENGAGEMENT

WHO WE ARE

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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"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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"Food: La Luna Mezcal for La Luz 'Noche'" (From Kathleen Hill, Sonoma Index Tribune- June 11, 2020

"Many of Sonoma’s multitudinous nonprofit organizations are trying to think of creative ways to replace their vital and usually lucrative fundraisers that they have had to cancel this year. La Luz Center, whose annual “Noche” events have become legendary due to organizer Marcelo Defreitas’ artistic and flamboyant talents, has come up with a goodie, again thanks to Defreitas and La Luz board member Sal Chavez.”...

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"Sonoma Valley Census rates in line with county and state" (From Lorna Sheridan,Sonoma Index Tribune- May 11, 2020

"La Luz also kicked off a new campaign called “Ponte la Máscara y Hazte Contar” — Spanish for “cover up and be counted” — that is a dual outreach effort that seeks to increase the awareness of both the importance of the new face mask order as well as the 2020 Census.”...

 
 
 

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La Luz Center is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit organization
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