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Upcoming in Sonoma County

We offer many services and programs throughout the year for individuals of every generation: from newborn through centenarians.

Location:
1360 N. Dutton Ave. Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-571-8131 (front desk)
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)

NEW! We Now Offer HOMECARE ASSISTANCE 
Call us when your parent, grandparent, spouse, sibling, or other loved one needs care at home. Seniors At Home provides assistance with daily living, personal care, shopping, light housework, and cooking. Our services also include respite for family members. We screen our caregivers and handle payroll, taxes, and workers' compensation. Our fees are competitive with other local providers--check us out here. For information, call 707-571-8533.

Featured Opportunities 

FREE! Helping Our Aging Community Live Safely
A lunch-and-learn* presentation with Diana Klein, MFT, Regional Director of JFCS in Sonoma County, and Michael O'Connor, Staff Fiduciary at JFCS. The discussion will center on the ways we can ensure the physical, financial, and emotional well-being of our loved ones as they age: Are there any red flags or markers that we should look for, and what do we do if we suspect that our friends, neighbors, and loved ones are not receiving the help they need? These, along with other related concerns, will be addressed. Wed., Aug., 20, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd., Santa Rosa. More info / /RSVP: Denise Harrison, Denise@shomreitorah.org or 707-578-5519. This program is free, but an RSVP is required.
* Lunch will not be provided. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. 

Donate Your Vehicle
You can turn your CAR into CARE for at-risk children and families in our community by donating it to Parents Place. We pick up the car and handle the paperwork. You receive its value as a tax deduction. All you need to do is call 1-888-415-HUGS (4847) 

Ongoing Programs and Services

Parents Place 

Triple P Positive Parenting Programs:
Parents Place offers both group and individual parent education services using this highly successful, internationally recognized parent education program. Learn positive ways to promote your child’s development, handle challenging behavior, and look after yourself as a parent. Programs for schools are also available. The program, funded by First 5 and MHSA-PEI, is designed for parents of those children under 6 not in kindergarten. For more details, visit the Parents Place website: www.parentsplaceonline.org/sonoma.

Consultation and Coaching (for parents with children of all ages)
Whether you come in just once or several times, our promise is that at the end of each consultation and coaching visit, you will have useful information and strategies that are immediately helpful in addressing your parenting concerns.

Webinars
We know that you can't always come to our family resource centers, but our experts can always work with your busy schedule and connect with you digitally. Here are details about our next webinar: 

The Parenting Highway: Balancing Nurture and Structure
As parents, we all bring particular methods of parenting to our relationships with our children. Those methods are influenced by many things: how we were parented ourselves, other adult models, cultural factors, things we have read or seen, direct experiences, and our temperament. From these influences, we develop our style of nurturing and providing structure for our children. Based on the parenting model developed by Jean Illsley Clark and Connie Dawson, we will discuss the characteristics of each style and outcomes for children. With Claire Marie Beery, MATue., July 22, 1:00 - 2:00 pm. $10. Register here. 

Post-Adoption Services (PAS)

Funded by the California Department of Social Services this program offers a variety of services for families formed by adoption. Parenthood and adoption can be both a joy and a challenge. Our goal is to be here as a resource for you and your family. Contact Liz Jimenez, Post Adoption Services Coordinator, at 707-303-1509 or lizj@jfcs.org. For more information on our PAS website, click http://www.parentsplaceonline.org/sonoma/adoption-services/post-adoption. 

FREE Parents Support Group
Come laugh, cry, share, and be supported by other parents of adopted children. This group offers a wonderful opportunity to connect and share experiences with families who, like yours, have been formed by adoption. Led by Andrea Pinkerton, PsyD. Third Thursday of each month, 6:00 – 7:45 pm (except July and August). RSVP required. Limited childcare available. Contact Haley Nelson at 707-571-2048 or HaleyN@jfcs.org.

FREE Discussion Group for Parents without Partners
Third Thursday of the month6:00 – 7:45 pm (except July and August). Free childcare available. Contact Haley Nelson at 707-571-2048 or HaleyN@jfcs.org.

PAS Spring Family Picnic
Join us for our annual Spring Family Picnic on Sun., June 8, 11:30 am – 2:00 pm, at Sugarloaf State Park. Come enjoy family fun in the beautiful Sugarloaf sun! PAS will provide sandwiches and drinks. Please bring a side dish to share. RSVP to Haley by June 2 at 707-571-2048.

Seniors At Home Programs

Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain at home as they age. To help you or a loved one live at home safely, we offer a comprehensive range of services, including home care, care management, spiritual care, senior care consultations, transportation, and Fiduciary Services (including bill paying, money management, and conservatorships). For more information, contact Seniors At Home intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.

Senior Care Consultation
Caregiving brings many benefits and challenges. Seniors At Home can offer you the peace of mind that your loved one’s needs are being met. A senior care consultation is a one-hour meeting with a social worker during which you can discuss concerns, explore options, and ask questions about everything from housing options to community resources and coordination of care. Together, we will begin to create a plan based on individual needs. For more information, contact Seniors At Home Intake at 707-571-8533 or go to the Seniors At Home website.

FREE Legal Consultation
Half-hour consultations with elder law attorney Janice Sternfeld are available on the third Thursday of each month, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Consultations are for seniors or their family members and may cover advance health care directives, planning for incapacity, conservatorships, estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, special needs trusts, and public benefits (including Medi-Cal and veterans’ benefits). Contact Haley at 707-571-8131 or HaleyN@jfcs.org to schedule an appointment.

Reparations Claims Assistance

JFCS continues to provide assistance to survivors with Holocaust reparations claims. Click here for detailed information.

JFCS Special Services

Referral and Support
For individuals and families in need, JFCS provides direct assistance or makes referrals to our partner agencies. Our services include an onsite Food Pantry with canned and dried goods and assistance with other emergency needs. To learn more, contact Haley Nelson at HaleyN@jfcs.org, or 707-571-8131.

Counseling Department - Mental Health Services
Our licensed professional clinical staff assist individuals and families through life's transitions and difficulties, help people overcome fears or stumbling blocks, and provide expert listening. We offer sessions for individuals, couples, families, and children. We accept some insurance plans.
Call for more information: 707-571-8131.

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for one or more of our many programs or services, contact Haley Nelson, Office Administrator, at 707-571-8131 or HaleyN@jfcs.org. Following are just a few examples of volunteer opportunities for you:

Be the Wheels for JFCS RIDES
Many seniors and adults with disabilities find getting around in their communities a huge challenge. You can help! Seniors At Home, a division of JFCS, is seeking volunteer drivers for our JFCS RIDES program. You can make a big difference in seniors’ lives by driving them to medical appointments or helping with grocery shopping—it only takes a few hours a month! Flexible hours and excellent training are provided, as is mileage reimbursement, if desired.To receive more information, contact Kathy Klein at 707-303-1502 or email KathyK@jfcs.org. 

NEW! Food Pantry Corps Leaders
Help nourish our community! The JFCS office in Sonoma County is seeking a few committed volunteers to launch our new Food Pantry Corps. You and others will agree to supply basic goods to our Food Pantry on a weekly or monthly basis ... and inspire others to do so as well. You will be performing a big mitzvah for our clients. To help: Contact Barbara Tobin at BarbaraT@jfcs.org or 707-303-1510.

Senior Companion Volunteers
Bring a smile into a senior’s life. Seniors At Home is seeking volunteers to provide companionship and support to seniors through our weekly visiting program. Hours are flexible, and in just four hours a month—an hour each week—you can brighten the day of an older adult in your community—whether it’s taking a walk together, having coffee, or lending an ear. For more information, contact Barbara Tobin at 707-303-1510 or BarbaraT@jfcs.org.

Volunteer Visitors
We are expanding our older adult visiting program to provide more intensive support to JFCS clients with a history of mental health issues. Our goal is to enhance their engagement with the community and improve their daily well-being through one-hour weekly visits. Volunteers will work with JFCS clients on specific issues to combat their loneliness, isolation, and depression. No previous experience in working with people with mental health issues is required. The only requirements are a willingness to learn and an open heart. Training and ongoing support are provided to volunteers. To learn more or sign up, contact Barbara Tobin at 707-303-1510 or BarbaraT@jfcs.org. 

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Haley Nelson, Office Administrator; 707-303-1501; HaleyN@jfcs.org

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