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Caring Kitchen Project

April Cunningham, Project Manager and Head Chef


Tel: (707) 467-3212

Covid-19 update: 

  • Adult volunteers and staff are preparing meals in the kitchen for ALL clients battling cancer or dealing with a serious illness.
  • We continue to deliver meals... [Read More]
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Community Wellness Projects

Our Community Wellness Projects respond to the unmet needs of our community. NCO identifies issues through the development of a community action plan, then looks at ways to successfully implement change. Much of what we... [Read More]

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Mendo Lake Food Hub

COVID 19 Update (June 23, 2020)

  • Staff are working remotely to distribute food to our communities. 
  • Please call The Mendo Lake Food Hub at (707) 467-3238 
  • Email

Caroline Radice, Project Manager


Tel: (707) 467-3238

The purpose of the Mendo... [Read More]

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The Gardens Project

Sarah Marshall,  Project Coordinator| (707) 462-1958

The Gardens Project of North Coast Opportunities seeks to relieve hunger and inadequate nutrition throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties by creating access to community-based food production and local, nutritious... [Read More]

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Healthy Mendocino

Covid-19 staff update: Healthy Mendocino
(June 22, 2020)

  • Staff continue to work remotely.
  • Please call (707) 467-3228 and leave a message.
  • Email Healthy Mendocino staff at

Healthy Mendocino is a central hub for cross-sector collaboration to improve... [Read More]

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Leadership Mendocino

Leadership Mendocino believes that strong communities need informed, progressive leaders. 

Leadership Mendocino is a program of North Coast Opportunities. Leadership Mendocino seeks to strengthen our communities by developing a diverse group of people who will get... [Read More]

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Nutrition Basics

Tarney Sheldon, Project Manager


Tel: (707) 462-1950

The Nutrition Basics Project coordinates and collaborates with USDA-funded nutrition activities in Mendocino County. Past and present projects include:

  1. CalFresh Outreach recipe taste-tests and "Get a Raise with CalFresh" activities at... [Read More]
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Redwood Caregiver Resource Center

Program Director – Nancy Powers-Stone


Tel: (707) 542-0282

Tel: 1 (800) 834-1636

Fax: (707) 542-0552

Address: 1140 Sonoma Ave Suite 1B, Santa Rosa, CA  95401

The Redwood Caregiver Resource Center helps families and communities master the challenges of... [Read More]

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Rural Communities Child Care

CCLD has released a new Provider Information Notice: PIN 20-04-CCP statewide waiver for operation of child care facilities, including licensees, registered TrustLine providers, and temporary employer sponsored child care, along with guidance for the implementation... [Read More]

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Volunteer Network

NCO Volunteer Network is recruiting volunteers 18+ to assist Lake and Mendocino Counties in meeting the needs of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

If you are available and willing to help or have any... [Read More]

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Walk & Bike Mendocino

Contact: Sonja Burgal, Program Coordinator | (707) 467-3220

Walk and Bike Mendocino promotes walking and biking as a primary transportation choice in short distance travel in Mendocino County. Functioning as a program of the... [Read More]