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Citizens Advisory Committee submits Recommendations

May is Mental Health Month

Submit comments on proposed reentry center

County launches new app

County to receive over $850k in roads funding

Board appoints new County Counsel

Career Fair to be held May 15

Influenza death reported in Humboldt

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Boys & Girls Club Ambassador McKenna Rose
and CAPCC Treasurer Ruthanne DeMirjyn raise the CAPCC flag.

Children's Memorial
Flag Raising Ceremony  

In 1998, the Child Welfare League of America began the Children's Memorial Flag Campaign, a groundbreaking public awareness initiative to draw attention to the problem of violence against children in this county.
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Celebrating Caregiver
Appreciation Month

May is National Foster Care Month. In Humboldt County, we refer to National Foster Care Month as “Caregiver Appreciation Month.” We make this distinction because the term “caregiver” is inclusive of our foster parents, relative and Non-Related Extended Family Members (NREFM’s) and tribally-specified care providers. Caregivers play an important role in family reunification. All caregivers provide a safe and stable home for children and youth who have been removed from their own families as a result of abuse or neglect.
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Our Missions: Department of Health & Human Services

Our Mission: to reduce poverty and connect people and communities to opportunities for health and wellness
Our Vision: people helping people live better lives
Our Operational Principles:
Our integrated programs for children,families and adults
deliver coordinated, efficient services.
These services focus on client and community strengths and emphasize
prevention, resiliency, recovery and hope.
We collaborate with clients in their recovery and tailor our services
to fit the values and needs they identify.
Our programs are evidence-based and outcome-driven
to ensure quality and accountability.
We value and nurture our partnerships with community stakeholders.

Citizens Advisory Committee submits recommendations

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will soon be presented with a recommendation on projects to be funded by Measure Z, the county-wide half-cent sales tax that will expire in five years.

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Letter from Citizens Advisory committee

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month” and the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) is inviting the community to participate in events throughout the month. Come down to Arts Alive in Old Town, Eureka on Saturday, May 2 and enjoy the “Reframe Your Brain” art show and reception at Wolf Dawg in the Vance Hotel, 525 Second St.

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What do you think about the proposed reentry center?

The County of Humboldt is looking for ways to help offenders access services that will benefit them during life after jail. To accomplish this, the County wants to build a facility that connects to the jail and offers services dealing with mental health, drug counseling, employment assistance and life training, in one centralized, easily accessed location.

Comment on the Open Humboldt Forum

County launches 'My Humboldt' app for Android, Apple products

Looking to access county services? Now, there’s an app for that. Today the County of Humboldt introduced its first mobile app, called “My Humboldt.” The app allows citizens to easily access many of the county’s most popular services and information via their phone or tablet.
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Download for Android         |         Download for Apple




 

County to receive over $850K in Secure Rural Schools funding


In mid-April, the U.S. Senate approved and President Obama signed a two-year reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (SRS) through a bill related to Medicare reimbursement rates. Known as the “Doc Fix” bill, H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, will provide the County of Humboldt with nearly $867,000 in SRS funding for Fiscal Years 2014 and 2015. Read more

Fruit Fly causing problems for home gardeners


It has been a great disappointment to gardeners and farmers locally to not be able to enjoy the fruit trees and vines they have spent so much time developing into bearing plants. Some farmers have cut down their cherry trees altogether. We are also seeing the maggots in raspberries, blueberries and blackberries; truly a great disappointment Read more

County employees 'Take Action' to increase wellness


Take Action, the County-wide employee wellness initiative, got off to an enthusiastic start on Monday, April 13th. Over 100 employees participated in a lunchtime kick-off walk. Participants were encouraged to walk any or all of the scenic two mile route that included the waterfront path. Forty teams have signed up to move their bodies more over the next eight weeks. Teams are already having healthy potlucks, hiking on the weekends and planning kayak trips. With names like Phiscally Phit, the Assessinators, The Walking Meds and Red Hot Chili Steppers, it is clear that folks are ready to have fun and improve their health. The competition is on!

Career Fair to be held on May 15

The Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services’ (DHHS) Employment Training Division invites job seekers to the 2015 Redwood Coast Career Fair. DHHS, along with its Job Market partners and the North Coast Employer Advisor Council, is hosting the event on Friday, May 15 at the Adorni Center. The Career Fair runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more

Supervisors appoint Jeffrey Blanck as next County Counsel

For the past 11 years, Blanck has run his own law firm in Reno, Nevada, practicing in the areas of civil rights, education, employment law and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filings.
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Mental Health Services Act Plan ready for comment

Starting May 8, community residents are invited to review and comment on the county’s Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) three-year plan. The plan outlines the MHSA programs and expenditures through fiscal year 2016/17. The comment period will be open for 30 days. Read more

West Nile testing begins on April 15

As the weather warms up, the mosquito population increases. Starting April 15, the West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance Program hotline will be up and running and people can call in to report dead birds and tree squirrels Read more

Influenza death reported in Humboldt

A Humboldt County woman who died this week has tested positive for Influenza. A second woman, seriously ill, has also tested positive for the virus. The woman who died was in her 40s and in otherwise good health. The second patient is in her 50s with several underlying medical conditions. Read more

Applicants sought by court for Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury for fiscal year 2015-16. Read more
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