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Media Kit

Primary Media Contact: Executive Director Patty Bruder

Email: | Tel: 707-462-1956

Address: 413 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. invests in people through community action. As a non-profit organization serving Lake and Mendocino Counties and other North Coast regions, NCO is uniquely positioned to identify and support programs that increase resources to people so they can become more self-sufficient. NCO is made up of several different programs.

1. Community Action Projects 

Community Outreach Coordinator – Elizabeth Archer

Email: | Tel: 707-467-3210  ~se habla español~

Address: 413 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

NCO is one of thousands of Community Action Agencies throughout the nation helping people achieve self-sufficiency. It was established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. NCO Community Action projects include The Gardens Project, Farm2Fork, the Food Hub, Food PREP, Nutrition Basics, the Lake County Food Pantry, and the RSVP/Volunteer Networks of Mendocino and Lake Counties.

2. Head Start Child Development Program

Program Director – Corrine Lindgren

Email: | Tel: 707-462-2582 | Fax: 707-462-4792

Address: 550 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

The Head Start Child Development Program consists of two federal programs and two state programs all focused on school readiness. HSCDP serves infants, toddlers, preschoolers, pregnant women and their families. The cornerstone of the program is parent engagement. Services provided by the program include education, disabilities, health, nutrition and support for families.

3. Leadership Mendocino

Program Director – Heidi Dickerson


Email: |Tel: 707-467-3230

Address: 413 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

Leadership Mendocino is designed to educate local citizens who want to become more involved and knowledgeable about the range of issues and opportunities in communities across Mendocino County. This ten-month program includes 30-35 community members annually. Through individual projects and class experiences they become stronger advocates for causes they believe in. More than 500 have graduated since the program’s inception in 1992.

4. Foster Grandparent Program

Program Director – Eileen Bostwick, MS

Email: | Tel: 707-467-3200 ext. 318

Address: 413 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

The Foster Grandparent Program engages low-income adults aged 55 and older in intensive volunteerism as tutors and mentors for special needs children. The volunteers help challenged children with academics and provide individualized care and friendship. Many foster grandparents serve as the only stable, loving presence in these young people’s lives. Volunteers receive a small hourly stipend. The Foster Grandparent Program serves two often disenfranchised populations: low-income seniors and special needs children.

5. Rural Communities Child Care

Program Director – Teri Sedrick

Email: | Tel: 707-263-4688 ext. 10

Address: 413 N. State St, Ukiah, CA 95482

Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC) is made up of several programs that assist low-income families by providing child care, offering continuing education opportunities, and helping parents and other child care providers find the resources they need. RCCC also works with child care providers, including providing free trainings, client referrals, as well as reimbursements for healthy meals served to children in their care.

6. Redwood Caregiver Resource Center

Program Director – Nancy Powers-Stone

Email: | Tel: 707-542-0282 | Fax: 707-542-0552

Address: 141 Stony Circle, Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA  95403

The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center (RCRC) focuses on “Caring for People Who Care” in California’s Redwood Empire Counties. RCRC strives to improve the well-being of family caregivers for cognitively impaired adults and the frail elderly. RCRC provides support throughout the caregiving process through a variety of services including short-term counseling, support groups, education and trainings, respite care, legal and financial consultation, and case management.

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Program(s) Involved: Community Wellness Projects The Gardens Project Food PREP Leadership Mendocino Rural Communities Child Care Head Start Child Development Program Redwood Caregiver Resource Center Volunteer Network