STR0NG PARTNERSHIPS EXPAND OUR SERVICES AND CAPABILITIES
La Luz partnerships make our work possible and increase our capacity to positively impact the community. We do this by connecting our families to local services and by partnering with other local organizations to provide new programs and services.
"Our Partnership with
La Luz Center embraces their pillar of health through collaborations that enhance and promote health and wellness prevention, assistance, and education"
Celia Kruse De La Rosa
Sonoma Valley Hospital
FISH offers food, rent and utility assistance to Sonoma Valley residents. Our partnership with FISH is unique, allowing us to translate for their dispatchers when Spanish callers are reaching out to receive one of their services.
Hanna Institute is the community facing arm of Hanna Boys Center that raises awareness aobut child traumaand early adversity while promoting the resilience and recovery of children and adults. La Luz Center partners with Hanna Institute by providing outreach, training, and program implementation.
International Institute of the Bay Area
IIBA is a nonprofit organization which has provided immigration legal services for 100 years. IIBA maintains an on-site office at La Luz Center's Booker Hall to provide local, accessible legal counsel to our community.
La Luz Center has a monthly segment with KSVY to bring awareness of our events, programs, and ongoing communication. In addition, they air live from our annual Cinco de Mayo event at the Sonoma Plaza.
Legal Aid of Sonoma County
Legal Aid of Sonoma County provides the indispensable service of free weekly legal consultations to residents of The Springs community in Sonoma. The trip to Santa Rosa is long and difficult for residents without a reliable method of transportation. Providing legal aid with an immigration attorney is essential.
Los Cien Sonoma County
La Luz Center partners with Los Cien by opening up sponored seats for local students and community members to attend their monthly educational luncheons on various topics that impact the Latino Community.
Redwood Credit Union (RCU)
RCU and La Luz Center partner to provide community financial literacy workshops and RCU is one of the main supporters of our Cinco de Mayo event. During the 60 days following the October 2017 North Bay wildfires, RCU provided significant funding to enable La Luz to distribute Fire Relief support and services.
Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB)
REFB is Sonoma County’s major food source, partnering with over 100 organizations. We are proud to be one of those partners to offer fresh produce and grocery staples to our community.
Satelllite Affordable Housing Associates' mission is to provide quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. La Luz Center provides on-site resident services at Valley Oak Homes in Sonoma.
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)
SRJC offers HEP (High School Efficiency) and ESL (English as Second Language) courses at La Luz Center’s EV-FRC. In addition, SRJC now partners with La Luz Center to deliver Building Trades Training Pathway (BTTP) programs to train and certify Sonoma Valley workers in basic construction skills.
Sonoma County Department of Health Services
The Department of Health Services is a key partner in providing mental health services to our community. For the past 12 years, a mental health specialist has held weekly appointments on-site at La Luz Center.
Sonoma Ecology Center
La Luz Center partners with the Sonoma Ecology Center to extend educational opportunites to our community in how they can protect the environment as well as collaborate in a community garden.
Sonoma Land Trust
In the summer of 2017, La Luz and Sonoma Land Trust joined forces to create Bay Camp, a bilingual summer camp to connect children to nature. We also work together to put on the annual Day of the Child (Dia del Niño) event in Sonoma Valley.
Sonoma Valley Community Health Center (SVCHC)
La Luz has a long-standing referral program for health services at the SVCHC. In addition, La Luz works with the SVCHC every year to co-host the two major health fairs in Sonoma Valley: the Back2School Health Fair & the Community Health Fair.
Sonoma Valley Unified School District (SVUSD)
The SVUSD helps La Luz to develop strong partnerships with our local elementary schools. Classes are offered at Sonoma Charter School, Sassarini and Flowery Elementary schools. We also provide services at the La Luz Center Family Resource Center (FRC) located at El Verano Elementary School.
St. Joseph Health
St. Joseph Health provides medical services to uninsured or underinsured community members via their mobile van which is at La Luz Center every Friday morning. They also provide a Spanish nutrition class, open to the community, every Friday.
Strategies 2.0 provides no-cost high quality training, consultation, and networking for California's family strenthing field. La Luz Center partners with strategies 2.0 by bringing that training and networking to Sonoma Valley.
Zellerbach Family Foundation
The mission of the Zellerbach Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for constructive social change, investing in efforts that strengthen families and communities. Their partnership with La Luz further strengthens access to reliable and affordable immigration legal services.