Resources

Resources

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and St. Joseph Health have coordinated since 2016 to provide a semi-annually updated resource to community partners. The list is intended to be a resource for any person working with a community member: case managers, eligibility workers, volunteers, providers, etc.

Click here to download this resource guide as a PDF.

You can also call 211 locally, or (707) 441-1001 to speak to County staff about which services you need and how to access them.

Rehabilitation & Recovery

The County has assembled this document listing substance use disorder treatment programs and support services in Humboldt: Click here to download the list as a PDF


WATERFRONT RECOVERY SERVICES (WRS)

Waterfront Recovery Services (WRS) is a 56-bed medically managed detoxification and residential addiction treatment center located at 2413 2nd Street, Eureka, CA at the former Multiple Assistance Center next to Target.

The facility was jointly operated by Alcohol and Drug Care Services (ADCS) and Redwood Community Action Agency (RCAA) for the first year. This unique partnership allowed for comprehensive substance use disorder treatment from a multi-disciplinary team and aftercare services which include assistance with life skills, employment, education, family reunification, and housing. WRS is currently operated by ADCS; RCAA subcontracts with Humboldt County Probation to provide case management services to probationer WRS clients as they graduate from the residential program and move out on their own.

WRS was made possible by a $1.6 million dollar grant funded by Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH), the newly formed health system that includes St. Joseph Health, Humboldt County, and Well Being Trust, a new national foundation seeded by PSJH that is committed to advancing mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Partnership HealthPlan of California also contributed funding, and the city of Eureka provided the building.

Call (707) 269-9590 for more information on how to enter into the residential treatment program.

Environmental

Bayside Park Farm: A 3-acre C.S.A. vegetable farm located in the City of Arcata’s Bayside Park dedicated to cultivating connections between our community and sustainable agriculture.

Carbon Footprint Calculator: Assess your carbon footprint with this tool and explore ways to lower your energy costs and the cost of your lifestyle to the environment.

Cooperation Humboldt Free Mini-Garden Program: Increase your access to fresh produce, reduce your reliance on the corporatized food system, reduce your trips to the grocery store, and help the environment by reducing your family's food miles (and therefore your carbon footprint).

Friends of the Arcata Marsh: Located at the Interpretive Center at the Arcata Marsh, FOAM enhances visitors' understanding of what the marsh does for its surrounding community and the environment.

Fruits of the Humboldt Bay (PDF file): This guide was created by local gardeners and is a great resource for those interested in planting trees, berries and other plants that thrive in our region.

Humboldt Baykeeper: Humboldt Baykeeper safeguards our coastal resources for the health, enjoyment, and economic strength of the Humboldt Bay community through education, scientific research, and enforcement of laws to fight pollution.

North Coast Community Garden Collaborative: The NCCGC organizes workshops, volunteer work days, and promotes wellness through gardening in addition to assisting community gardeners by giving out plant starts, seeds, soil, amendments, compost tea and more. Be sure to follow them on Facebook!

North Coast Environmental Center: A coalition of local environmental groups that promotes an understanding of the relations between people and the biosphere and seeks to conserve ecosystems of Northern California and southern Oregon.

PacOut Green Team: “Home of the weekly 60-minute cleanup,” they are a group of avid outdoors people in Humboldt County that are passionate about keeping our outdoor spaces free of litter and debris.

Volunteer Trail Stewards: The Volunteer Trail Stewards provide “eyes and ears” presence on designated trails, report observations and trail maintenance issues, perform basic litter collection and participate in maintenance work days.

Zero Waste Humboldt: Specializing in providing waste reduction solutions through public education, advocacy, and technical assistance and training.
 

Emergency Resources

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Humboldt County Tsunami Evacuation Map (PDF)
Humboldt Mutual Aid Network
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Humboldt Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (incl. Humboldt ALERT)
Humboldt County Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program

Health & Wellness

Black Humboldt: Black Humboldt is interested in networking, building relationships and community with the Black population residing and visiting Humboldt County.

Eureka Bike Kitchen: This RCAA program has provided tools, resources and mechanics’ knowledge to help people learn to repair or build-up used bicycles since 2013. It's operated by our Natural Resources Services division. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram!

Food for People: The programs offered by Food for People are intended to serve as a safety net for those whose circumstances have left them at risk of hunger and food insecurity.

Mold | US EPA: Everything you need to know about mold.

North Coast Community Garden Collaborative: The NCCGC organizes workshops, volunteer work days, and promotes wellness through gardening in addition to assisting community gardeners by giving out plant starts, seeds, soil, amendments, compost tea and more. RCAA's Natural Resources Services division coordinates this program. Be sure to follow them on Facebook!

Open Door Community Health Centers: Open Door believes in providing quality medical, dental and mental health care and health education to all people on California’s North Coast, regardless of financial, geographic or social barriers.

Queer Humboldt: They provide listings of local events, resources, groups, links, visitor information, news and pictures that will benefit the queer community.

Safe Routes to Schools: SR2S promotes walking and bicycling to school through targeted education, encouragement, enforcement, and engineering projects. RCAA's Natural Resources Services division is a part of the task force.

Housing & Shelter

RCAA Comprehensive Housing Packet (PDF file): This document contains useful information for individuals at all points along the housing search; from advice on how to approach and interact with renters, to crisis shelters and sober living environments, to phone numbers for apartment complexes and property management firms.

Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives: AHHA provides information, education, advocacy and policy development for affordable housing with the homeless in Humboldt County.

Arcata House Partnership: AHP provides food, assistance connecting to CalFresh, short and long term shelter, outreach and case management services.

City of Arcata Housing Division: The Arcata Housing Division has been successful in applying for and obtaining grant funding to provide affordable housing opportunities and programs, including providing listings of affordable housing in the area.

City of Eureka Housing Authority: The City works to ensure that all residents have access to the variety of housing options needed to thrive and prosper in Humboldt County through more than a half dozen programs.

Eureka Rescue MissionThe Mission holds chapel services each day, provides shelter and showers, feeds the hungry and gives clothing to those in need.

Rural Communities Housing: RCH provides decent and affordable housing to low and moderate income persons. RCAA subcontracts with them to manage our rental properties.
 

Energy Assistance

California Department of​ ​​Community Services & Development: CSD partners with a network of private non-profit and public local community service providers dedicated to helping low-income families achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, meet their home energy needs and reside in housing free from the dangers of lead hazards.

Estimating Appliance and Home Electronic Energy Use: The U.S. Department of Energy's appliance and electronic energy use calculator allows you to estimate your annual energy use and cost to operate specific products.

​Pacific Power California CARE Program: Income-qualifying residential customers can receive a 20 percent discount on Pacific Power bills through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program.

PG&E CARE and FERA Enrollment: CARE and FERA are PG&E discount programs that help eligible customers pay their energy bills.

PG&E Energy Saving Tips: Get no-cost, low-cost and investment ideas for reducing your home energy use and lowering your monthly PG&E statements.

Redwood Coast Energy Authority: RCEA implements sustainable energy initiatives that reduce energy demand, increase energy efficiency, and advance the use of clean and renewable resources available in the region.

DHHS LIHEAP California LIHEAP application.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households pay their home heating and cooling bills. It operates in every state and the District of Columbia, as well as on most tribal reservations and U.S. territories. The LIHEAP Clearinghouse is an information resource for state, tribal and local LIHEAP providers, and others interested in low-income energy issues. This site is a supplement to the LIHEAP-related information the LIHEAP Clearinghouse currently provides through its phone line
(406-494-8662) 

RCAA Lead Safe Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJHDrtoIp0

Family Services


Arcata House Partnership: AHP provides food, assistance connecting to CalFresh, short and long term shelter, outreach and case management services.

Changing Tides Family Services: Changing Tides provides free services to parents, child care providers, and the community related to information and referrals for accessing child care; improving the quality of care through training and professional development for child care providers; providing technical assistance to anyone pursuing licensing to operate a child care center or family child care home; maintaining a comprehensive database of child care providers in the community; providing consumer and community education about child care issues and supply; and operating as part of community services and information during an emergency.

Humboldt Domestic Violence ServicesHDVS is an independent, non-profit agency dedicated to promoting the rights and welfare of those who have survived or are enduring domestic and intimate partner violence or sex trafficking throughout Humboldt County. They provide many services to survivors, all completely free of charge.

Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers: Hub of family/community resource centers throughout Humboldt, including Eureka, Redway, Hupa, Loleta, Willow Creek, McKinleyville and more.

Senior Care

Adult Protective Services: APS provides protective services to elders (65 and older) and dependent adults (18-64) who are unable to protect their own interests or to care for themselves.

Area 1 Agency on Aging: A1AA provides services and information for seniors and people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, friends and neighbors.

Friendship Line California: The Friendship Line is a free crisis intervention hotline and a "warm line" for non-emergency emotional support calls. The number is 1-(888)-670-1360.

Humboldt Senior Resource Center: SRC provides services, information, education and recreation for seniors, families and caregivers in Humboldt County.

Helpful Links

Anti-Racism Resources: A collection of anti-racist educational resources assembled by staff of Project HOME. RCAA fully supports people of color and members of the LGBTQ community who bear the brunt of ignorance, intolerance and violence. We firmly believe that dismantling racism and eliminating social injustice is the only way for this country and ourselves, as individuals, to move forward. We encourage you to look into your heart and join the effort to end racism and social injustice.

California LifeLine: Provides discounted basic telephone (landline and mobile) services to eligible California households.

EveryoneOn: In response to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on society, multiple Internet Service Providers have made updates to their low-cost internet service programs to ensure individuals and families stay connected to the internet during this challenging time. Use this tool to see what programs are available and how to qualify.

Humboldt Mutual Aid: Humboldt Mutual Aid is a grassroots disaster relief network based on the principles of solidarity, mutual aid, and autonomous direct action. They are all volunteer community members and are prioritizing folks that are currently sick, disabled, homeless, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or other people of color.

Jefferson Community Center/Westside Community Improvement Association: The WCIA supports and facilitates programs to combat urban blight and revitalize neighborhoods by increasing recreational, educational and vocational opportunities where they are either lacking altogether or insufficient to the needs of the community.   The Association’s activities are dedicated to fostering a sense of working together for the benefit of the greater Eureka community.

Disability & Health

Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight: The CCIIO is charged with helping implement many reforms of the Affordable Care Act. They work closely with state regulators, consumers, and other stakeholders to ensure the Affordable Care Act best serves the American people.

Community Disability Resource Guide for Humboldt County (PDF file): This guide has been provided by Tri-County Independent Living and has been developed to help persons with disabilities and their service providers find needed services, with the most accessible design.

Mental Health Myths and Facts: Valuable information from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

Redwood Coast Regional Center: RCRC offers services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities who live in Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties.

Social Security Disability Resource Center: This page guides readers through the SSDI and SSI process from start to finish. In addition to a thorough overview of each benefits program and the application and disability determination processes, there are tips and advice on common mistakes made throughout the process and how to avoid them in order to increase the chances of approval.

The Definitive Safety Guide to Attending Music & Sporting Events with a Disability: This is a highly informative article for people with disabilities wanting insight on attending events. The posting of this link is not an endorsement of Groupon, the for-profit company that wrote and hosts the article.

Tri-County Independent Living: TCIL's mission is to promote the philosophy of independent living, to connect individuals to services, and to create an accessible community, so that people with disabilities can have control over their lives and full access to the communities in which they live.

Youth

California Youth Empowerment Network: CAYEN represents a steering committee of youth and young adults ages 16-25 who have been touched by the mental health, juvenile justice, or foster care systems.

Humboldt County Transition-Age Youth ProgramsTAY serves youth and young adults ages 16 to 26. Services are tailored, collaborative and based on a young person’s strengths. The goal is to create an environment where young people thrive at home, school, work and in their community.

Next Generation Eureka: Next Gen is a youth-driven civic group pursuing growth and development for Eureka, including professional opportunities, entertainment, and healthcare.

Northern California Indian Development Council Supplemental Youth Employment and Training Program: SYP is a program designed to provide a meaningful work experience for American Indian youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Job sites in local Native organizations are developed to prepare participants for future work environments.

The RAVEN ProjectThe RAVEN Project is a youth-led, youth-implemented street outreach program and drop-in center in Humboldt County operated by RCAA's Youth Service Bureau division.

Education & Career Resources

Employment Training Division (DHHS): Through activities and direct services, ETD provides clients the support they need to prepare for work and successfully obtain and retain employment. ETD also provides businesses with support to find, hire and onboard new staff.

Express Employment Professionals: Express helps people to find jobs and provides workforce solutions to businesses. They provide a full range of employment solutions that include full-time, temporary, and part-time employment in a wide range of positions, including Professional, Light Industrial, and Office services.

Northern California Indian Development Council Supplemental Youth Employment and Training Program: SYP is a program designed to provide a meaningful work experience for American Indian youth between the ages of 16 and 21. Job sites in local Native organizations are developed to prepare participants for future work environments.

Sequoia Personnel Services: A provider of staffing and human resource services, including temporary help, permanent hiring, executive search and human resource management consulting.

The SMART Business Resource Center: They provide comprehensive job search assistance including access to computers and job listings; computer training; 1-on-1 expert vocational counseling; and workshops to help with your job search including identifying your work skills and best career options, writing a resume, interviewing – all free of charge. The Job Market can also fund training costs if you are eligible.

How do RCAA's programs impact you?

  • Natural Resouces Services (NRS) works directly with Humboldt County community leaders, schools and parents to improve safety and encourage more children to safely walk and bicycle to school. NRS helps coordinate both the Greater Eureka and Humboldt County Safe Routes to School Task Forces.
  • Teaching preschoolers oral health care is a result of the TOOTH program.
  • Natural Resources Services works with community members, civic groups and local jurisdictions to enhance neighborhood street tree planting and support the development of community forests for public access and watershed protection.