The RCAA Weatherization program receives recognition.

Current: $105,000.00
 

Your donation will be used as seed money for a capital campaign that aims to raise $368,000 in order to buy an apartment building in Eureka. RCAA's Youth Service Bureau's (YSB) goal is to offer a safe housing environment for foster youth who have turned 18 but can still benefit from services designed to help them reach their full potential. The bureau plans to offer:

  • case management,
  • life skills training,
  • financial literacy,
  • nutrition and meal preparation,
  • grocery shopping,
  • resume building,
  • job skill development,
  • social interaction and
  • medical and mental health support

The short term goals are to prevent homelessness and provide youth a helping hand. With the help and support this program will give them, the long term goal is to assist the youth in becoming self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.


 

Volunteers Needed for FREE Community Tax Preparation Services

Earn It, Keep It, Save It, also known as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (EKS-VITA) is recruiting volunteers to prepare income tax returns at one of 25 sites in Humboldt County beginning January 31st.  The EKS-VITA Program offers FREE tax preparation services for low-to-moderate income individuals and families who had a combined household income of $53,000 or less in 2014.  

Tax preparers make a difference in the community by helping families receive the credits and refunds they deserve, which subsequently put money back into our local economy.  The EKS-VITA Program provides free training to volunteers who become IRS certified to preparer tax returns.  Preparers can then expect to spend 5 - 20 hours per week, Monday’s through Saturday’s, preparing returns, with flexible hours arranged to fit your schedule.  No experience is necessary to apply.  Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, go online and register at uwwc.volunteereasy.com.  For more information contact Lorey Keele, (707) 269-2052. 

Sponsored by:  2-1-1 Humboldt/Humboldt Community Access and Resource Centers, Redwood Community Action Agency and United Way of the Wine County

 


The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Community Action and the War Against Poverty. On January 8, 1964 President Johnson announced: "This nation, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty."


 Redwood Community Action Agency is a locally based, private non-profit organization that provides a wide range of services to low and moderate income residents of Humboldt County. Our long-term goal is to develop programs through which people can become self-sufficient and empowered to improve their own lives. There are 52 Community Action Agencies in California and approximately 1,100 nationwide.


The concept of community action has been part of the American social fabric for over thirty-five years. The primary mission of this nationwide movement is to "eliminate the paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty."