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We invest in people through Community Action.


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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

Caroline Radice, Project Manager


Tel: (707) 467-3238

The purpose of the Mendo Lake Food Hub is to enhance the competitiveness and utilization of locally-grown specialty crops (fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, herbs, and spices). Located in... [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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Leadership Mendocino

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

Holly Madrigal, Program Director

Tel: (707) 467-3230

Applications for Class XXVII have closed.

Click here to view the flyer and dates for 2019-20.

As a community-based program Leadership... [Read More]

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New Digs: Lake County

Robyn Bera, Program Director 

For more information, please contact New Digs at (707) 461-4574

New Digs uses a Housing First model.

We believe that a family or individual must first have stable, permanent housing before they can move forward... [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

Program Director – Teri Sedrick


Tel: (707) 263-4688 ext. 410

Program Description: Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC) is made up of several programs to provide child care subsidies for children from low-income families and continuing... [Read More]

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Walk & Bike Mendocino

Program Director– Neil Davis | (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 North Coast... [Read More]