STR0NG PARTNERSHIPS EXPAND OUR SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES

La Luz partnerships make our work possible and increase our capacity to positively impact the community.  We do this by connecting our families to local services and by partnering with other local organizations to provide new programs and services.

"Our Partnership with

La Luz Center embraces their pillar of health through collaborations that enhance and promote health and wellness prevention, assistance, and education"

Celia Kruse De La Rosa

Sonoma Valley Hospital

AVANCE
In Sonoma Valley, La Luz Center delivers AVANCE, an early parent-child program to increase school readiness.

Ballet Folklórico Quetzalén
La Luz Center partners with Ballet Quetzalen, they are the only local ballet group, that orginiated in Sonoma Valley and works with El Verano Elementary, Flowery, & El Verano.

Burnett Therapeutic Services
Mental health services at El Verano Family Resource Center are offered by Burnett Therapeutic Services, including one-one counseling and coaching for children under the age of 19.

City of Sonoma
The City provides community information about local services and lends support to La Luz with cultural events.

Covered California   
La Luz Center is an authorized entity to register clients for Covered California.

El Verano School
La Luz Center provides on-site services for the entire family at the Family Resource Center on the El Verano Elementary School campus. 

Exchange Bank
The La Luz Microloan program was created in collaboration with Exchange Bank that assists with microloan administration.

FISH
FISH offers food, rent and utility assistance to Sonoma Valley residents. Our partnership with FISH is unique, allowing us to translate for their dispatchers when Spanish callers are reaching out to receive one of their services.

Flashpoint Leadership
Flashpoint Leadership has partnered with La Luz Center to provide 'The Leadership Challenge' training as the basis of our Latino Leadership Program.

Hanna Institute
Hanna Institute is the community facing arm of Hanna Boys Center that raises awareness aobut child traumaand early adversity while promoting the resilience and recovery of children and adults. La Luz Center partners with Hanna Institute by providing outreach, training, and program implementation.

Hit the Road Jack
Our health and wellness program includes physical fitness and partnership with Hit the Road Jack to recruit and enroll families in local 5K events.

International Institute of the Bay Area
IIBA is a nonprofit organization which has provided immigration legal services for 100 years. IIBA maintains an on-site office at La Luz Center's Booker Hall  to provide local, accessible legal counsel to our community.

Jack London State Historic Park
Jack London Partners works with La Luz Center to complement our community health and wellness programs by providing access and guides to Park trails and facilities.

KSVY 91.3
La Luz Center has a monthly segment with KSVY to bring awareness of our events, programs, and ongoing communication. In addition, they air live from our annual Cinco de Mayo event at the Sonoma Plaza.

Legal Aid of Sonoma County 
Legal Aid of Sonoma County provides the indispensable service of free weekly legal consultations to residents of The Springs community in Sonoma.  The trip to Santa Rosa is long and difficult for residents without a reliable method of transportation.  Providing legal aid with an immigration attorney is essential.

Los Cien Sonoma County
La Luz Center partners with Los Cien by opening up sponored seats for local students and community members to attend their monthly educational luncheons on various topics that impact the Latino Community.

NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
We partner with NAMI to bring mental health services to The Springs community, including the Spanish-based parenting curriculum, De Familia a Familia.

North Bay Organizing Project
We work with the North Bay Organizing Project to increase awareness on key civic issues facing our community through their community organizing efforts.

On the Move 
On the Move works with La Luz Center to deliver Parent University classes at the El Verano Family Resource Center (EV-FRC).

Raizez Collective
La Luz Center partners with Raizes Collective to bring art based activities that bring awareness and inspiration to the Sonoma Valley community.

Redwood Credit Union (RCU)
RCU and La Luz Center partner to provide community financial literacy workshops and RCU is one of the main supporters of our Cinco de Mayo event.  During the 60 days following the October 2017 North Bay wildfires, RCU provided significant funding to enable La Luz to distribute Fire Relief support and services.

Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) 
REFB is Sonoma County’s major food source, partnering with over 100 organizations. We are proud to be one of those partners to offer fresh produce and grocery staples to our community.

SAHA
Satelllite Affordable Housing Associates' mission is to provide quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. La Luz Center provides on-site resident services at Valley Oak Homes in Sonoma.

Santa Rosa Junior College  (SRJC)
SRJC offers HEP (High School Efficiency) and ESL (English as Second Language) courses at La Luz Center’s EV-FRC.  In addition, SRJC now partners with La Luz Center to deliver Building Trades Training Pathway (BTTP) programs to train and certify Sonoma Valley workers in basic construction skills.  

SCORE
La Luz Center partners and matching small businesses with quality mentor.

Sebastiani Theater
La Luz Center partners with Sebastiani Theater by collaborating to bring cultural film screening and events.

Sonoma Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Napa-Sonoma SBDC partners with La Luz Center to provide no-cost or low cost workshops in Spanish that guides small businesses in Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Charter Elementary
Sonoma Charter Elementary is located in Agua Caliente and partners with La Luz Center to provide on-site after hours English as a Second Language classes.

Sonoma County Department of Health Services 
The Department of Health Services is a key partner in providing mental health services to our community. For the past 12 years,  a mental health specialist has held weekly appointments on-site at La Luz Center.

Sonoma County Economic Development Board 
In partnership with the Economic Development Board, La Luz Center organizesThe Springs Board meetings every month for local business owners. 

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
SCOE collaborates with La Luz Center to provide both computer and construction classes to Sonoma Valley residents. 

Sonoma Ecology Center
La Luz Center partners with the Sonoma Ecology Center to extend educational opportunites to our community in how they can protect the environment as well as collaborate in a community garden.

Sonoma Land Trust 
In the summer of 2017, La Luz and Sonoma Land Trust joined forces to create Bay Camp, a bilingual summer camp to connect children to nature. We also work together to put on the annual Day of the Child (Dia del Niño) event in Sonoma Valley. ​

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC)
La Luz has a long-standing referral program for health services at the SVCHC. In addition, La Luz works with the SVCHC every year to co-host the two major health fairs in Sonoma Valley: the Back2School Health Fair & the Community Health Fair.  

Sonoma Valley Democrats
La Luz Center partners with the Sonoma Valley Democrats by collaborating in various methods to increase voter registration, awareness, and civic engagement.

Sonoma Valley Hospital (SVH)
La Luz has a long-standing referral program with Sonoma Valley Hospital for community health services. In addition, every year we work with SVH to co-host the two major health fairs in Sonoma Valley: the Back2School Health Fair & the Community Health Fair.

Sonoma Overnight Support’s Brown Baggers  
Every Friday evening, inside of La Luz Center's Booker Hall, the Brown Baggers provide a free hot meal to the low-income community.

Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD)
The SVUSD helps La Luz to develop strong partnerships with our local elementary schools. Classes are offered at Sonoma Charter School, Sassarini and Flowery Elementary schools.  We also provide services at the La Luz Center Family Resource Center (FRC) located at El Verano Elementary School. ​

St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health provides medical services to uninsured or underinsured community members via their mobile van which is at La Luz Center every Friday morning. They also provide a Spanish nutrition class, open to the community, every Friday. 

Strategies 2.0
Strategies 2.0 provides no-cost high quality training, consultation, and networking for California's family strenthing field. La Luz Center partners with strategies 2.0 by bringing that training and networking to Sonoma Valley.

Transcendence Theatre Company
The Transcendence Theatre Company offers free performing camp for kids of La Luz Center.

Valley of the Moon Lions Club
The Lions Club offers free annual eye screenings at La Luz Center. If required, assistance in securing eye glasses is provided.

Verity 
Verity facilitates healing and promotes the prevention of violence by providing counseling to local residents through on-site visits to La Luz Center.

Westamerica Bank
In addition to providing funding support, Westamerica Bank partners with La Luz Center to conduct local financial literacy workshops. 

YWCA
YWCA's mission is to end domestic violence through awareness, education and empowerment. La Luz Center is partnering with YWCA to bring their services to Sonoma Valley.

Zellerbach Family Foundation
The mission of the  Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change, investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities.  Their partnership with La Luz further strengthens access to reliable and affordable immigration legal services.

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