Community

Ongoing Needs and Services

Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund

Your donation to the Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund can make an enormous difference to a local child in difficult circumstances. Donations can be made at both Harvest Markets, Fort Bragg Community Credit Union, Understuff, Coast Hardware or by credit card at mccf.info or call the Children’s Fund 937-6111.

Mendocino Area Parks Association

Mendocino Area Parks Association

Mendocino Arts Council

artscouncil

The Arts Council of Mendocino County invites you to grow and deepen your relationship with the arts. Sign up for Arts Weekly, a free calendar of county-wide performing, literary, and visual arts that lands in your inbox each Monday and is full of new events to experience each week.Use their online calendar to find out what’s happening in your town. Discover artists to exhibit or commission through our searchable online Artist Directory at www.ArtsMendocino.org If you are an artist be sure to create a free Artist Directory profile so they can connect you with Mendocino County’s abundance of opportunities! 707.463.2727

Mendocino County Farmer’s Market Association

Mendocino County Farmer's Market Association
Click here for Schedule, locations, and contact info.

Community Public Service Announcements

Categories: Show ALL | General | Community Groups | Currently Needed | Current Food Needs | Are You Homeless?

Head Start/Early Start Progam

NCO Head Start/Early Head Start Child Development Program is open to ages 0-5 offering enrolling for pre-school. The Head Start Child Development Program provides free services to families that qualify with children ages 0 to 5. Service for children with disabilities is provided. Full + Half-day classes Children do not need to be potty trained Families can apply any time of year. Program is offered all around Mendocino and Lake Counties. Call for an application 462-2582 or 1 (800) 326-3122

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association,
(https://mendocinowoodlands.org/)

The Mendocino Woodlands draws people together in a way that is unique-- from youth outdoor education at our Mendocino Outdoor Science School, to the numerous, diverse camps such as Lark World Music and Dance Camp, Swing Dance Camp, Folklore Camp, Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, Balkan Camp, and many, many more, to hikers and bikers who enjoy the more than 25 trails in and around the park!  Consider making a tax-deductible donation this year to the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association, the 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Woodlands. Your contributions directly support their outdoor education program, the Mendocino Outdoor Science School, as well as year-round repairs and restorations on our National Historic Landmark camp. All donations are tax-deductible. Mail-in contributions can be made to: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association, P.O. Box 267, Mendocino, Ca 95460.    

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Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex
(https://www.facebook.com/paulbunyanthriftshop/)

If you are moving, spring cleaning, or downsizing remember the Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex will pick up your gently used furniture. If you are need of something be sure to shop the Paul Bunyan Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex at 350 South Main in Fort Bragg. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 am to 5:30 pm. and Sunday 11-4. The Paul Bunyan Thrift shop and Furniture Annex is owned and operated by Parents and Friends a non-profit serving people with developmental challenges.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Adopt A Fifth-Grader

Want to make a positive difference in the life of a young student? Adopt A Fifth-Grader helps motivate students at a young age to continue on to higher education by providing financial incentive; a $1,000 scholarship to Mendocino College upon graduation from high school. The cost to 'adopt' one student is $700. Fort Bragg Rotary still has matching funds available. For every $500 donated to 'adopt' a Fort Bragg student, Rotary will provide a $200 match. Sponsorships are still needed for Mendocino students as well. Please contact Anna Kvinsland at 961-2203
 

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County
(http://www.mendocinobroadband.org)

Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County is working to bring broadband to all the rural areas of Mendocino County. Steering committee meetings are open to the public and are held in Ukiah mendocinobroadband.org for more information and meeting agendas/ dates, or call 707-354-2262.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

Financial Assistance for Spay/Neuter
(http://eileenhawthornefund.org/)

One plus one equals 420,000. No, this isn’t new math - it is a fact. One unaltered cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in seven years. Have your pet spayed or neutered. Financial assistance to spay or neuter a cat is available from the Eileen Hawthorne Fund. For more information 969-7877

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Plowshares Community Dining Room

Plowshares Community Dining Room in Ukiah serves free hot meals at both lunch and dinnertime, Monday through Friday. They need volunteers, food and help with other services for the hungry and homeless. To find out how you can help give Plowshares a call at 462-8582.

[LOCATIONS: Ukiah]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

California RX Card Program
(http://www.californiarxcard.com)

California RX Card Program - Free discount prescription drug card to all residents of California. Download it www.californiarxcard.com Use at pharmacies across the country and save up to 75%. Open to uninsured, under insured and people with no prescription benefits. Those who have prescription coverage can use the program for non-formulary or non-covered drugs.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty|California]    [CATEGORIES: General]

California HOPE For Frie Recovery
(https://www.facebook.com/cahopemendocino/)

Have you been affected by the recent Redwood Complex Fires?  If so, there is hope, California HOPE, a program helping fire survivors regain a sense of optimism. Their counselor can meet with you on your schedule.  You can call them at 489-0360 or go t6 their Facebook Page . If this is an emergency call the Redwood Community Crisis Center at (855) 838-0404 or call 911

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Volunteer Driver for Chemotherapy Patients

Volunteer to give rides to someone going to chemotherapy treatments. Call Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County, 937-3833.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups|CurrentNeed]

Career Retraining, Skills Upgrading by MPIC
(http://www.mendocinoworks.org)

Laid off or recently separated from the military? For a new job or different career call or visit Mendocino Works or MPIC Inc. MPIC offers career retraining, skills upgrading. computer training, a job resource center with computers and programs and help with resumes, job interview skills or typing certificates. www.mendocinoworks.org or call or visit. In Ukiah: 631 S. Orchard Ave, 467-5910; Willits, 221 S. Lenore Ave 456-3782; Fort Bragg, 310 E. Redwood 962-1001.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Noyo Food Forest
(http://noyofoodforest.org)

Noyo Food Forest continues to create spaces of common ground where people come together to grow healthy food. Help keep it growing - invest in our future and support sustainable local food systems. Donations are tax deductible. Send to PO Box 974, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 or visit noyofoodforest.org.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

Learning Garden Internship

Get outside! Get your hands in the soil! Get connected with your food! Get paid, as a part of the  internship at The Learning Garden in Fort Bragg. Hours are flexible, students can create their own schedule. Please visit Noyofoodforest.org/seedtray/, call 357-7680, or email Sara@NoyoFoodForest.org for more information. The intern program has demonstrated an ability to increase student interest in agriculture. We engage students who have never been exposed to garden production, while expanding the curriculum for returning interns to include more advanced skills in production planning, propagation, soil development and water management. Previous interns have expressed interest in agricultural careers, farm business operations, and sustainable food systems, including pursuing further agriculture education at the university level. The knowledge gained by participating in the intern program results in an increased awareness and positive behavior in work ethic, healthy food consumption and sustainability. Youth ages 14-19 are eligible to participate. Applicants must be 14 by January 1 of the year of application and have completed 8th grade.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Mendo Lake Food Hub
(https://mendolakefoodhub.com/)

If your business involves buying and selling food… restaurateurs, retailers, and caterers – your customers want fresh, local produce – There’s a simple way for you to provide it. The Mendo Lake Food Hub is an easy, affordable way to purchase local produce for your business. Local farmers harvest based on your order so you receive the freshest food around. A web- based system; farmers list produce they have for sale, you select from available crops and have it delivered to your business. Stand out from competition and give your customers what they want. Register now on Mendo Lake Food Hub dot com. Mendo Lake Food Hub

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: ]

California Sport Fishing Licenses
(http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/intro.html)

California sport fishing licenses are available online. All resident and non-resident licenses, both annual and short-term, and selected stamps can be purchased at: www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/ols/intro.html. Accept Visa or MasterCard.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Mendocino Coast Clinics Walk-in Medical Clinic
(http://www.mendocinocoastclinics.org/)

Mendocino Coast Clinics walk-in medical clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3 to 6 PM. If medical care is needed and a patient is unable to get an appointment for that day, people can walk in and see a medical provider. Walk in clinic - 205 South Street, Fort Bragg. Patients sign in beginning at 2:40 PM. While waiting for turn, patient must stay in the building to keep their place in line. More info or to make an appointment, call 964-1251.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

California Lifeline Telephone Program
(https://www.californialifeline.com/en)

California Lifeline telephone program of the California Public Utilities Commission can save you money on local basic home phone service. To qualify, meet income rules or be enrolled in qualified programs; Medi-Cal, WIC, or Healthy Families. Call your phone company to sign up or toll free 866-272-0349.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Veteran's Medical
(va.gov/opa/choiceact )

Veterans in the VA medical system now you have a choice, with Veteran’s Choice. You can choose to either continue to the Ukiah clinic or Fort Miley or be able to use a local primary doctor and Mendocino Coast District Hospital. For the clickChoiceor call 866-606-8198

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Ukiah Share Space
(www.edfc.org/sharespace.)

If you travel to Ukiah for your business or consulting and find yourself working out of your car or the local coffee shop, the Ukiah ShareSpace is a great option to check out.  The offer fast internet and free coffee in an inviting co-work space and offer a range of use options to fit all needs and budgets.  For more information call the Economic Development & Financing Corp   at 621-5174 or go to www.edfc.org/sharespace.


[LOCATIONS: MendoInland]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Pacific Gas and Electric Braille Program

Pacific Gas and Electric Braille program for blind and visually-impaired includes monthly energy bills in braille, also markings in braille for appliances. To request braille bills call (866) 743-9757. For braille labels on appliances, call PG&E’s customer service line at (800) 743-5000.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Disposal of unwanted/outdated prescription medications

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office offers a safe location for disposal of unwanted and outdated prescription medications by using secure containers. Properly disposing of prescription drugs prevent the drugs falling into the wrong hands or ending up in water systems or landfills. Available at:
  • Ukiah Sheriff Office - 589 A Low Gap Road. Monday - Friday 8a-5p
  • Willits Sheriff Office at 125 East Commercial #200. Wednesday 1 to 5p
  • Fort Bragg Sheriff Office at 700 South Franklin #125. Monday - Thursday 8a-5p


[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Health Insurance through Healthy Kids Mendocino
(http://www.healthykidsmendocino.org)

Uninsured children in Mendocino county may be eligible for health insurance through Healthy Kids Mendocino. Program benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage. To learn more about Healthy Kids Mendocino visit www.healthykidsmendocino.org or call 463-kids.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Mendocino Woodlands Go Fund Me
(http://mendocinowoodlands.org/)

The Mendocino Woodlands has hosted as Lark Music and Dance Camp, or with 4-H camp, Girl Scouts, or at the outdoor education program, the Mendocino Outdoor Science School. The Mendocino Woodlands State Park has been operated by the non-profit organization, the Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association, since 1949. They need your help in raising $20,000 so we can purchase a reliable truck to help with maintaining the area. If you can help go to their Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/mendocinowoodlands before September 3..Or mail a check to: Mendocino Woodlands Camp Association. P.O. Box 267, Mendocino, Ca 95460.  All donations are tax-deductible: EIN# 94-1575258

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Submit Your Event for Coatline Calendar

You can submit your own event for our Coastline Calendar,,,it’s easy. Just go to kozt.com, click on Coastline Calendar and click on “Submit Your Event Here”. Fill in the your information and you’re done…quick and easy…the Coastline Calendar at kozt.com…

[LOCATIONS: ]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Volunteer at Mendocino Coast District Hospital
(http://www.mcdh.org)

If you have some free time and would like to help in our community contact the director of volunteer services at Mendocino Coast District Hospital 961-1234 ext. 291.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|Caspar|FortBragg|Mendocino]    [CATEGORIES: CurrentNeed]

Fort Bragg Food Bank
(http://www.fortbraggfoodbank.org/)

Fort Bragg Food Bank is in need of bags. If you have extra, drop them off at 910 North Franklin.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups|CurrentNeed]

Economic Development & Financing Corporation
(http://www.edfc.org)

Economic Development & Financing has money to lend with a business revolving loan fund for Mendocino county businesses who need capital for expansion or are creating jobs. Start ups may be eligible too. Call 467-5953 or go on line to edfc.org.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

Disaster Preparation Information from Red Cross
(http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies)

American Red Cross - Disaster Preparation information to businesses, non-profit groups or schools at no charge. Call 577-7601 to schedule a session.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Safe Passage Needs Tutors

Safe Passage Needs tutors to help homeless kids succeed at learning after school at Redwood, Dana Gray and Fort Bragg Middle Schools, working one to two days a week. Call Laura 961-3605.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups|CurrentNeed]

Dogs In Hot Cars

If you leave your pet in the car while, even for a few minutes remember to leave a window open.  While humans cool themselves with sweat glands, animals have a harder time staying cool, leaving time extremely vulnerable to heatstroke. On a 70 degree day a closed up car and hit 90 degrees in just 10 minutes.

[LOCATIONS: ]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Fort Bragg Food Bank Volunteers Needed
(http://www.fortbraggfoodbank.org/)

The Fort Bragg Food Bank needs volunteers to help with weekly food distribution to community members in need. Call 964-9404 for more info.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Volunteers Wanted to Suppress Gang Graffiti

Free paint and supplies are available to citizens who want to volunteer to help stop gang graffiti. The Solid Waste Authority responds whenever it learns of gang graffiti, but often there is a delay of days or weeks before that happens. Volunteers who care about the appearance of our communities to lend a hand so the gang graffiti can be erased the same day it appears. The Solid Waste Authority will supply free paint and rollers upon request to any volunteer who is willing to take responsibility for graffiti abatement in their neighborhood. Call 468-9710 to volunteer or for more details

[LOCATIONS: ]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Mendocino County Water Safety Coalition

The Mendocino County Water Safety Coalition is looking for new members. The coalition develops and distributes educational materials to keep residents and visitors safe from beach hazards while enjoying our beautiful coast. The beach hazard signs that have recently been installed, and the Ocean’s Twelve brochures are examples of their work. Bring your talents to one of our bi-monthly meetings in Fort Bragg. For more information contact Troy Nicolini at 707 496-5959

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Volunteer Tax Training

Last year, more than 220 volunteers helped prepare over 6,300 tax returns and returned $8.3 million in total refunds to local residents. This money was returned to the pockets of residents and put back into the local economy, or saved.  Join the United Way's coalition of volunteers and they will provide training and link you to a local site in your community! They have over 30 sites throughout our 5-county region to choose from (Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Del Norte.) Want to come learn more before you sign up? Sign up for an information session by emailing kelsey.cupples@unitedwaywinecountry.org.


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West Company Helps Local Micro-Businesses
(http://www.westcompany.org)

West Company helps local micro-businesses grow by providing training and counseling and by evaluating marketing, or financial aspects and management. West Company hosts the Mendocino small business development center. Call 707-964-7571 or 888-604-9378 or visit their website at westcompany.org.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|FortBragg|Mendocino]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Mendocino Coast Humane Society Needs Dog Walkers
(http://www.mendocinohumane.org/)

Dog walkers/players needed at Mendocino Coast Humane Society to walk or play with dogs and cats at the shelter. Come the the shelter Saturday's at 2 for the weekly volunteer training ofr964-SPAY for all the details.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|FortBragg]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Drivers in Fort Bragg for Cancer Patients

The American Cancer Society needs volunteers to drive cancer patients in the Fort Bragg area to and from their treatment appointments. Must have properly working vehicle and attend required training and screenings. To learn more about how you can get involved and help make a difference in someone’s life, call the American Cancer Society and ask for Elizabeth at 707-545-6728.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinics

Mendocino Coast Humane Society offers coast residents low cost spay and neuter clinics every Tuesday Make an appointment call 964-spay (964-7729)

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Financial Help for Child Care Costs

Need financial help with your child care costs while going to school you may qualify for state funded program, call Rural Communities Child Care at 964-3080.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Ongoing Free Meals
(http://plowsharesfeeds.fatcow.com/?page_id=30)

Ukiah Plowshares at 1346 S. State St. offers free hot lunch and dinner service every weekday. Open to all. Lunch: 11:30 - noon / Dinner: 5:30 - 6:00pm No dinner service on Thanksgiving, the Friday before Christmas, or the Monday after Christmas - only lunch service those days. Early seating for families with children and seniors 65+. Ukiah Hunger Express Weekend Sack Lunch Program - 747 S. State St. has free sack lunches are handed out in front of the Social Services Building on weekends (excluding Christmas Eve). Lunches served at 1:00pm both Saturday and Sunday

[LOCATIONS: MendoInland]    [CATEGORIES: CurrentFood]

Ukiah Senior Center Thrift Shop

The Ukiah Senior Center "Sacks Thrift Avenue" has gently used items for sale. To donate books, clothing, furniture, and other things, take them to 499 Leslie Street. For more info, call 489-5333.

[LOCATIONS: MendoInland|Ukiah]    [CATEGORIES: General]

PG & E discount on monthly energy bills
(http://www.pge.com/care)

Pacific Gas and Electric company (PG&E) announces thousands of customers may be eligible to receive a discount on monthly energy bills due to an adjustment in California alternate rates for energy (CARE) program’s income qualifications. Find out if you're eligible: online pge.com/care or call the toll-free multi-lingual assistance line at (866) 743-2273.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Monthly Teen Driver Classes by CHP

Ukiah area Highway Patrol offers monthly teen driver classes, called "start smart." Space in limited, call 467-4040, or by stop Ukiah office at 540 South Orchard Avenue.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty|Ukiah]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Noyo Food Forest Internship
(Noyofoodforest.org/seedtray/)

Get outside! Get your hands in the soil! Get connected with your food! Get paid! That’s all part of an internship at The Noyo Food Forest. Hours are flexible, students can create their own schedule. Please visit Noyofoodforest.org/seedtray/, call 357-7680, or email Sara@NoyoFoodForest.org for more information. The program is open to youth ages 14-19. Applicants must be 14 by January 1 of the year of application and have completed 8th grade.

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Imagination Library for Small Children
(http://www.mendochildren.org/)

Imagination Library is a free program for children up to age 5. It sends every enrolled child an age-appropriate book once a month until their 5th birthday. Open to all children in Mendocino County. To sign up, visit FIRST 5 Mendocino's Web site at www.mendochildren.org or call GO-CHILD (462-4453).

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library
(http://www.pacificsites.com/~mchs/heldpoage.htm)

Research our county at Held-Poage Memorial Home and Research Library. Information available on most areas of Mendocino County, family histories and genealogical research; Civil War, World Wars I and II, US History, California History, Biographies, Native Americans, and local history. The Library has microfilm of county newspapers and census records and computerized databases of birth, deaths, and burials in Mendocino County. 603 West Perkins St., Ukiah. 462-6969.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Online County Dog License Renewal
(http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/animal)

Mendocino County Animal Care Services offers online dog license renewal for dogs with current rabies vaccinations. For questions or assistance with this process, call 467-6453.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

SilverSneakers At CV Starr
(http://www.starrcenter.net/)

C. V. Starr Community Center is offering SilverSneakers memberships for plan-eligible individuals, this means memberships to the C. V. Starr Community Center are theirs at no cost. Members gain access to swimming pools, fitness rooms, and group fitness classes. The SilverSneakers Fitness program is a fitness program designed exclusively for older adults. To learn more about SilverSneakers or to check to see if you have SilverSneakers as part of your health plan, visit C. V. Starr Community Center or call 888-423-4632.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Mendocino Community Library

The Mendocino Community Library - right across from the Art Center - has books, which never need batteries, downloads or hot spots. Plus shelves full of cds, dvds, audio books and movies including plenty of kids books and puzzles- even a special librarian for kids! Membership is just eight bucks a year, fifteen for families. They're open 10-3 every day but Sunday, Mondays 10-5.

[LOCATIONS: Mendocino]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

Alcoholics Anonymous
(http://www.mendocinocoastaa.com/meetingschedule/)

If you have a drinking problem contact a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and learn where to attend local AA meetings by calling 877-546-9286 or find more information on the Internet at AA Meetings

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Give Your Eclipse Glasses A Second Chance
(https://astronomerswithoutborders.org/awb-programs/resource-sharing-programs/eclipse-glasses-donation-program.html)

Give your eclipse glasses a second chance! Astronomers Without Borders and Explore Scientific are collecting glasses to be sent to schools in South America and Asia when eclipses cross those continents in 2019.  Send your eclipse glasses to: Astronomers Without Borders Eclipse Glasses Donation Program Explore Scientific 1010 S. 48th Street Springdale, AR 72762

[LOCATIONS: ]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Extreme Weather Shelter

To find out if the Extreme Weather Shelter on the coast is open tonight call 961-0172 Option 1 - message updates by 9:30AM daily

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: Homeless]

A-Anon Family Group
(Al-anon.org)

Are you troubled by someone's drinking? Al-Anon family groups hosts meets on the coast. To find the newt meeting call Carolyn at 813-1349

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Mendocino Coast District Hospital
(http://www.mcdh.org)

Mendocino Coast District Hospital offers a discount to help persons residing in the Mendocino Coast Health Care District who do not have health insurance coverage and who pay for services out of their own pockets. Eligible Residents may get up to 50% Discount On Certain Outpatient Services. 961-1234.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

Free Smoke Alarms

First 5 Mendocino free smoke alarms. Every room in your house should have a working smoke alarm. If you don’t and you have a child age 5 or younger, you are eligible for free smoke alarms and installation. Call go-child (462-4453).

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Senior Information and Assistance Hotline

If you are a senior in Mendocino or Lake counties with questions about service and benefits call the Senior Information and Assistance toll free hotline at 800-510-2020.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Volunteer at theLighthouse

The Point Cabrillo Light Station is looking for volunteers to spend time in their Gift Shop and Museum! Join our team of docents in welcoming visitors to the Mendocino Coast and sharing the history of the Lighthouse. If you're interested in spending a four hour shift at beautiful Point Cabrillo once a week, send an email to outreach@pointcabrillo.org


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Learn To Read Better

There are free personal tutors available to help any adult wanting to improve reading and writing skills.  You and your tutor meet at a time convenient to both of you.  To find out more ask at the desk of the Fort Bragg Library or call Cathie at 357-0306 or email melloncathie15@gmail.com.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Fort Bragg Library

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Redwood Coast Senior Center
(http://www.rcscenter.org/)

Redwood Coast Senior Center offers daily lunches, field trips, social and educational programs, secure daily care for those experiencing cognitive decline, high speed internet in the computer lab and more for Seniors at 490 North Harold Street, Fort Bragg. Also the Seniors Center offers home-delivered meals program,. delivery is accompanied. Call 964-0443 for Meals on Wheels. And the program can also use volunteers. To volunteer call 964-0443. 964-0443

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|FortBragg]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Home Energy Link Program Services
(http://www.redinet.org/HELP/)

HELP, Home energy link program services are free for all Fort Bragg residents to help save energy, save water and save money. Get help with conservation tips, rebates, free home weatherization, rainwater or gray water irrigation, energy payment assistance, window, door, or appliance upgrades, and solar system financing by calling 962-3070, visiting the HELP office weekdays from 9-5 at 119 North Franklin Street

[LOCATIONS: FortBragg]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Mattress Recycling
(http://byebyemattress.com/)

Don’t throw your old mattress away .Send it to a mattress recycler.  Where old mattress components become all kinds things, like home insulation, and bio-mass fuel. So, don’t toss it, recycle it, it’s easy–and it’s free. Find a mattress recycler in your area, visit byebye mattress.com.

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Mendocino Rotary Community Projects
(http://www.mendocinorotary.org)

Mendocino Rotary returns the proceeds from their raffle and art auction to the community. If your charity or non-profit group has a special project that cannot be funded out of your budget, send a written request, with a description of your need and a copy of your operation budget to Rotary of Mendocino, Community Services Community, P. O. Box 102 Mendocino CA 95460.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|Mendocino]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Jenny Project

Help a motivated young person in need, become a mentor in the Jenny Project, a community-based, non-profit organization on the coast designed to help young adult drug offenders choose a better life path. If you'd like to help, call 937-1631.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General|CommunityGroups]

A Woman's Friend Pregnancy Help Center

A Woman's Friend Pregnancy Help Center offers free services to all women: free pregnancy tests, information on all your options, peer counseling, child development and parenting information, practical help with your infant\'s needs and more. Call 964-1368. Open Mon thru Fri, noon to 4pm.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast|FortBragg]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

California Uninsured Help Line
(http://www.uninsuredhelpline.com/)

It’s possible you are eligible for government sponsored health coverage but don’t know it. You can find out by answering 5 short questions in an eligibility test at the California Uninsured Help Line at 855-972-1376

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty|California]    [CATEGORIES: CommunityGroups]

Crisis Center Phone Line Open (24/7)

The Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency along with Redwood Quality Management Company offer a 24/7 crisis support  line for anyone experiencing a mental health emergency (a danger to themselves or others) at 1-855-838-0404.  For  information or to learn how to connect with Mental Health Services call 1-800-555-5906 the access line is open 24/7.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Coastal Trail Guide
(http://trails.mendocinolandtrust.org/trails)

We all know how great it is to get out and hike the California Coastal Trail on the Mendocino Coast.  Mendocino Land Trust has worked with coastal trail partners throughout the County to develop a website you can use to discover hidden beaches, explore new coastal trails, and experience exciting adventures. “Coastal Trail Guide “app at Mendocino Land Trust  Of note, if there is no cellular data service available on a specific trail, there is a pdf data file available for each trail that users can download for use “in the field.”

[LOCATIONS: MendoCoast]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Opportunity to Photograph Your Work

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Call to Artist for SPACE's Trashion Show
(www.spaceperformingarts.org/trashion)

Call to Artists for the SPACE Trashion Show --  a showcase for beautiful, outrageous, unique and theatrical fashion created from recycled materials.  Apply by Feb.1, 2019. Packet and details at www.spaceperformingarts.org/trashion. Celebrate wearable art made from materials that have been diverted from the waste stream combining fashion, environmentalism and performing arts into social activism. Fashion show on Sat., April 13, 2019, at SPACE Theater.  A benefit for SPACE.

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Callie Coats
(https://www.secondchancefortbragg.org/)

Callie Coats Second Chance project needs of yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks and talented hands to make dog sweaters for the less fortunate dogs in our community. Short-haired and smaller breeds are susceptible to the cold. Many of the families Second Chance helps are asking if they have any sweaters available. If you have talented hands and would like to knit, crochet, or sew a sweater or two, please contact Wendi at 357-3272. Materials will be furnished, if you need them.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Reverse 911 Messages
(http://www.mendocinosheriff.com/)

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for the Mendocino County Sheriff\'s Emergency Alert Reverse 911 Program. This system enables the Sheriff\'s office to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather warnings, Office of Emergency Services alerts, advisories and warnings, major developments and public announcements. Make sure your cell number is in the Emergency Alert System all land lines are already in the date base.

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Dispose of Old Medical Syringes
(http://www.mendorecycle.org/sharps/)

Medical patients needing to dispose of old syringe needles have free drop-off service at several transfer stations in Mendocino county. Old needles/sharps, only accepted if properly packaged. Acceptable containers: old detergent or bleach bottles, capped and taped shut and labeled \\\"sharps,\\\" or official red hard-plastic sharps containers. No other containers will be allowed. Home-generated sharps only. Use the link for locations and hours

[LOCATIONS: PointArena]    [CATEGORIES: General]

Emergency Alerts (Nixle)

In response to citizen input, the County of Mendocino has now incorporated Nixle into their emergency notifications systems. Anyone can sign up to receive emergency notifications using Nixle for events in Mendocino County. Nixle will send out emergency information for any areas requested, regardless of residency. Users may request information in a single zip code, multiple zip codes or County-wide. To register for Nixle, sign up online at Nixle Sign Up or, using your smartphone, text 888777 and enter MendoAlerts to get all alerts throughout Mendocino County. For a specific zip code, text 888777 and enter the zip code. Please note that Nixle does not provide a voice notification/phone call and will only notify registered users via text message and/or email. The County of Mendocino will continue to utilize a variety of methods to disseminate emergency notifications: • Nixle This system notifies registered users via text message and/or email. Please refer to the registration information above. • Mendocino Alert (MendoAlert) In addition to Nixle, this system allows the County of Mendocino to notify registered users in very specific geographic areas of incidents. In general, registered users will only receive a notification if they are in the affected area. This is the only system that will issue notifications via voice phone calls. Register online at MendoAlert, the Mendocino County Emergency Alert and Notification Service

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Recycling and Trash Drop Off Location
(http://www.mendorecycle.org/transfer-station-info-sheet/)

Wondering where to take your trash or recycling or car batteries, shrink wrap, wood, appliances and old computers? The Mendocino Solid Waste Management has a chart they tells you where to take these items and more at: www.mendorecycle.org/transfer-station-info-sheet/

[LOCATIONS: MendoCounty]    [CATEGORIES: ]

Help The Extreme Weather Shelter

The need for shelter in the wet and cold weather exceeds what the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center’s Hospitality House can provide. Without shelter, neighbors without homes are at risk of hypothermia and death. The Extreme Weather Shelter (EWS) is supported and operated by the Fort Bragg Community Partnership which includes the City of Fort Bragg, the Coast Faith Communities, Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, the Food Bank, the Senior Center, Mendocino County, and you. The Extreme Weather Shelter provides a warm place to sleep on nights the temperature is 40° F or below and/or has 20% or greater chance of precipitation. The Faith Communities rotate responsibility for sheltering the EWS guests. A warm meal is provided by our Senior Center’s “Meals on Wheels”. Overnight supervision is provided for all guests. So that others may be sheltered, the suggested donation is the amount you spend housing yourself or your business for one day of the month. For example if your monthly expenses are $1000, give $33 and if $3000 give $100. Your monetary gift will keep the Extreme Weather Shelter open during our coastal stormy and cold weather.  Thank you in advance for your support of this critical EWS program.  Please make checks payable to: Mayor’s Fund for the Homeless Mail to: P.O. Box 2859 Fort Bragg, CA 95437 To make an online donation, please visit http://www.mendocinochc.org/donate

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