The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center (ABC) is committed to promoting universally-recognized human rights norms and democracy in Iran, and to taking steps to alleviate human suffering through public recognition and justice. ABC is committed to the right of all victims of human rights abuses to justice and public recognition. Through its programs of research, documentation, publications, and outreach, ABC aims to draw attention to the serious human rights violations, including breaches of due process of law and frequent use and arbitrary application of the death penalty in Iran in order to stimulate awareness of these issues and to promote an active approach to ending these human rights violations, while restoring the dignity of the countless men and women who have fallen victim to them.
The first three families moved into Gilead House in October of 1999. Since that time, Gilead House has served more than 100 women and their children through a vast team of dedicated staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to support resident families striving for personal and economic stability. Today, Gilead House provides housing, support, and learning opportunities for up to twelve families at two locations in Novato.
To inspire hope and empower homeless single moms and their children toward financial stability and independence.
Live Oak provides a TK-8 program informed by the principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education to children and families of Petaluma and the surrounding communities. Live Oak's model is rooted in a developmental approach to learning that cultivates the innate capacities of each child through age-appropriate curriculum. Exploration of the natural world, culture, language, math, artistic expression, music and the scientific method enliven curiosity which is the foundation of intellectual growth, conceptual flexibility, empathy and a sense of connectedness. As our globe becomes increasingly interwoven, it is essential that our efforts help children to recognize, appreciate, and navigate the diversity of human experience and knowledge. Gender and cultural literacy, civic responsibility, and nuanced historical perspectives are emphasized throughout the curriculum. Curiosity and focused observation, critical thinking and synthesis are similarly infused. Live Oak is committed to the growth of each child into creative, thoughtful and articulate individuals well prepared for high school and ready to meet life's challenges with confidence and ingenuity.
Petaluma City Schools delivers a high-quality, diverse, equitable, and inclusive education to all student scholars so they creatively explore interests, collaboratively solve problems, and fully develop as resilient, caring, and responsible members of our community.
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Whether it’s supporting a candidate, passing legislation, or changing our culture, MoveOn members are committed to an inclusive and progressive future. We envision a world marked by equality, sustainability, justice, and love. And we mobilize together to achieve it.
MoveOn members are a force for social justice and political progress. We come from all 50 states and all walks of life. Together, we are at once large and nimble, targeting our resources purposefully, yet pivoting quickly as we identify new opportunities for change and mobilize to seize them. Our rapid-response organizing and campaigning, communications interventions, digital innovation, rigorous data science and testing, and culture of grassroots participation have repeatedly combined to produce real-world impact, changing outcomes and making our country better.
Missionaries to the Drug Addicts are located in Sacramento at Sacramento Restoration Church. Their mission is to restore drug addicts and their families to inner cities of America. They offer live in homes for both men and women with drug related problems. With Missionaries to the Drug Addicts total recovery is possible. You can reach them by calling Pastor Daniel Ray Emerson (916) 271-9863 or Venmo for donation @soberliving
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Do you love natural nails? Want someone to give your hands some healthy love and care? We understand your time is valuable and adding natural nail care would save you time, while increasing tlc.
Since, there are no nail schools in the North Bay, we are raising funds in order to send Katherine, who we’ve grown to know and trust, to get licensed! We would love your support to bring this service to Petaluma. Soon you will be able to enhance your experience at the salon with a stand alone service or as an addition while you relax to get your brows and/or lashes done.
We have all supported various fundraising causes and can see how a little support can go a long way. We can’t do this alone and know that it takes a village.
Jessica & Katherine
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. In over 70 countries around the world, MSF saves lives by providing medical aid where it is needed most—in armed conflicts, epidemics, natural disasters, and other crises. The people who work for MSF are doctors, nurses, midwives, epidemiologists, water-and-sanitation experts and many others who combine their professional expertise with a commitment to the world’s most vulnerable people. Each year, these medical teams run close to 470 projects where they care for millions of people. As an organization, MSF is neutral and operates independently of any political, military, or religious agendas. It does not take sides in armed conflicts, provides care based on needs alone, and advocates for increased independent access to victims of conflict and disaster as required under international humanitarian law. Medical teams conduct evaluations on the ground to determine a population's medical needs before opening programs, aiming to fill gaps that exist (rather than replicating services that are already offered) or reach communities that are not being assisted. Over the years, the organization has been the recipient of several awards that recognize its work, including the 1998 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the 1999 Nobel Peace Prize, the 2012 J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding, the 2015 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award, and the 2017 Pardes Humanitarian Prize for Mental Health.
The City of Petaluma is proud to partner with Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) to bring our community the SAFE (Specialized Assistance for Everyone) program - a mobile crisis response team modeled after the successful and nationally recognized Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets (CAHOOTS) program in Eugene, Oregon.
The SAFE approach empowers us to achieve more efficient and successful outcomes for crisis response, intervention, and treatment for long-term improvement of our community and individual quality of life.
In 2020, our community called on us to offer services designed to assist law enforcement in addressing crises involving issues associated with mental health, addiction, and homelessness - bringing professionals trained in these areas to offer help in place of, or in addition to, police officers. We are grateful to our community for this call to action and honored to answer the call. Petaluma is the first city in Sonoma County, and the first in the region, to provide a program like SAFE.