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Caring Kitchen Project

NCOs Caring Kitchen (update September 21, 2020)

NCOs Caring Kitchen Project was JUST announced as the most recent winner of the 100 Women Strong fundraiser! We are both thrilled and... [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 between the ages of 18 and 60 to assist Lake and Mendocino Counties in meeting the needs of vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 health crisis. 

If you are available and... [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]