RCAA owns and manages rental properties in Eureka, McKinleyville and Fortuna, which includes a studio, two, and three bedroom units. Our funding association with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Home Investment Partnerships Program assists us in providing safe, drug-free, and affordable housing for low to moderate income individuals and families.
Teaching Oral Optimism throughout Humboldt (TOOTH) is an oral health program of the Redwood Community Action Agency, directed at providing education and preventive services to preschool, first, third and fifth grade students and their families. With funding from First 5 Humboldt, Circle of Smiles –The California Endowment, Humboldt Area Foundation, McLean Foundation, St. Joseph Hospital, The Smullin Foundation, and the Union Labor Health Foundation, TOOTH has proven itself to be an effective oral health prevention strategy addressing the oral health crisis that is well documented in our County. Annual evaluation findings over the years validate the effectiveness of the program showing that children who participate increase their tooth brushing time and have lower levels of plaque on their teeth.
Our children need our help.
The MAC (Multiple Assistance Center) provides a hospitable environment where families with children find respect, dignity, and comprehensive integrated services.
The Bridge House is a large Victorian that serves as an entry home for 5 one- and two-parent families. The Bridge House provides a variety of services including.
- Money management strategies
- Problem solving
- Conflict management
- Health and nutrition
- Stress reduction
The Youth Service Bureau operates a 24-hour crisis hotline to assist youth and families in preventing the escalation of crisis situations. The hotline also serves as the first step in the intake process for Our House, YSB's emergency shelter.
Safe Haven is Humboldt County's only long-term transitional home for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Safe Haven offers many services, including classes on topics such as:
- Health and nutrition
- Family communication
- Communication building
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Conflict resolution
- Legal advocacy
HEALTH & SAFETY TESTING AND REPAIRS
RCAA provides Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) testing for all combustion appliances and health and safety related repairs or replacements.
Trained and state certified RCAA crews test all natural gas and propane appliances with a Monoxor II carbon monoxide detector. CAS testing is completed to ensure that the appliances are operating properly and efficiently in accordance with strict performance standards. These natural gas and propane fueled appliances include:
- Water heaters
- Stove tops
- Clothes dryers
RCAA works with owners and renters to correct CAS problems. Many times the required repairs are minor adjustments that can be completed, at no cost, in order for the system to operate properly and efficiently. Once the problem is corrected, the weatherization work can be completed. A carbon monoxide detector is installed by RCAA crews in each home that we weatherize to provide ongoing monitoring.
GENERAL HOUSING REPAIRS
RCAA crews complete other health and related repairs such as replacing broken windows and doors. We strive to improve the quality of the housing we repair and to make it safer for the occupants.
For more information call:
(707) 444 -3831, extension 201
IMPROVING COMMUNITY & WATERSHED HEALTH
Natural Resources Services (NRS) develops and implements projects in partnership with a variety of community organizations, governments, businesses and individuals through grants and contracts in four primary focus areas:
WATERSHED PLANNING, ASSESSMENT & RESTORATION
Natural Resources Services (NRS) works with stakeholders in California’s north coast region to find common solutions to water quality and salmon habitat problems while balancing socio-economic needs and environmental quality. We plan and implement on-the-ground restoration and enhancement to:
- Re-establish natural watershed processes and critical habitat for fish and wildlife
- Provide employment and training opportunities in watershed restoration
- Provide information to the general public about the value of natural habitats and the need to enhance and restore them
- Work with local government agencies to develop programs to educate the public about non-point-source pollution regulations and assist with implementation of pollution reduction projects
- The NRS team also an active member and supporter of the North Coast Stormwater Coalition: www.humboldtstormwater.org
ACTIVE LIVING & TRAILS
www.naturalresourcesservices.org/activeliving: Natural Resources Services (NRS) pursues a variety of projects and programs that promote non-motorized transportation and recreation options for residents of and visitors to northwestern California. The Humboldt Partnership for Active Living (HumPAL) www.humpal.org is a coalition of individuals and organizations with a common interest in improving Humboldt County residents' opportunities to integrate and increase physical activity into their daily lives and to facilitate equitable access to goods, services, employment, education and recreation, no matter a person’s means or ability. NRS designs and implements multi-purpose and recreational trails and related public access facilities www.naturalresourcesservices.org/trails for walking, hiking, cycling, horseback riding and disabled access in urban, rural, and backcountry settings. Many of these trails feature interpretive maps and informational signage that help orient visitors to the public access area www.naturalresourcesservices.org/interpsamples
NRS manages two gardens and also facilitates the North Coast Community Garden Collaborative www.northcoastgardens.org, which assists community members in finding a community garden or land to start a community garden, starting and maintaining a community garden, organizing workdays, recruiting volunteers, accessing resources including funding, information on gardening and resources, networking opportunities, and a tool-share program.
PARTICIPATION, EDUCATION & INTERPRETATION
www.naturalresourcesservices.org/interpretation: NRS strives to positively influence health- and environment-related decision-making, impart natural and cultural resource information in public access areas, foster communication and collaboration, and provide opportunities for participatory and field-based learning. NRS strives to incorporate outreach and education activities in its projects and programs, providing opportunities for volunteers in both active living and watershed restoration projects. Mapping and cartography are integral to almost all projects and NRS offers GIS based mapping as well as graphic display services to complement all programs.
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