Description: Description: Senior Resource Directory of Lake & Mendocino County

 

For questions, contact Senior Information & Assistance at 707-468-5132 (or 1-800-510-2020 within Lake and Mendocino Counties) or email us at IASpecialist@hotmail.com.

 

 

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AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

2400 Washington Ave., Redding, CA

530-225-2257
Assists low income seniors age 55+ to transition into the workforce through temporary paid training assignments at public and nonprofit agencies in the community. Supplemental intensive training is individually designed to enhance skills related to employment goals and obtaining a job outside the program. Call office for pre-application paperwork. See www.aarpworksearch.org.

 

California Human Development Farmworker Services

55 First St., Box M, Lakeport

262-0440

2550 N. State St., Ukiah

467-5959

Program for farmworkers and their dependents age 18+. Creates paths and opportunities for those seeking greater self-sufficiency, independence, and dignity through education, training, criminal justice alternatives, housing, and other services. English education, referrals to immigration and other agencies and services, green card renewal, citizenship class, and emergency help. Job search assistance and placement, adult work experience training and on-the-job training. Walk in or call for appointment. See www.cahumandevelopment.org.

 

California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC)

2550 N. State St., Ste. B, Ukiah

467-5932

Assessment and individual employment planning; educational and skills training; and entrepreneurial planning and development for eligible Native American Indians, Alaskans, and Hawaiians living in California. See www.cimcinc.org.

 

CareerPoint North Bay

Provides employment, training, and community resources to job seekers and employers. See www.Careerpointnorthbay.org.

 

Lake County

15880 Dam Rd Ext., Bldg. 602, Clearlake

998-8591

55 First St., Ste. 114, Lakeport

263-0630

 

Mendocino County

1211 Delmar Dr., Ste. 106, Fort Bragg

964-3218

2550 N. State St., Ste. 3, Ukiah

467-5900

 

Department of Rehabilitation

55 1st St., Ste. 215, Box B, Lakeport

263-3797

625 Kings Ct., Ste. A, Ukiah

463-4791

Provides services, training, and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities.
Special programs include "Personal Goal" and "Homemaker" services for blind and low-vision individuals. Eligibility: Permanent physical or mental disability. Call to apply or visit website. See
www.dor.ca.gov.

 

Employment Development Department ~ CalJOBS
California's Internet system for linking employer job listings and job seeker resumés. Creates resumé that employers with job listing may view. No fees and accessible wherever Internet is available, including public libraries and employment resource centers. See www.caljobs.ca.gov.

 

Employment Development Department ~ Unemployment Insurance

800-300-5616

TTY 800-815-9387

Unemployment insurance. See www.edd.ca.gov.

 

Employment Development Department ~ Workforce Services

Free job placement and referrals, unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, Paid Family Leave, employment, and training; special program for Veterans. See www.edd.ca.gov.

 

Lake County

55 First St., 1st Floor, (mail to Ste. C), Lakeport

262-3116

 

 

Mendocino County

2550 N. State St., Ukiah

463-5710

 

Konocti USD Adult School

Carle High School Campus
9345 Winchester St., Rm. 9, PO Box 309, Lower Lake

994-1033

High school diploma program. See http://alt.konoctiusd.org/konocti-adult-school.

 

Literacy Volunteer Programs

Tutors help adults learn to read.

 

·   Lake County Library Adult Literacy Program

1425 N. High St., Lakeport

263-7633

 

·   Coast Literacy Program for Adults

Mendocino County Public Library, 499 E. Laurel St., Fort Bragg

964-2020

 

·   Literacy Volunteers of Willits
Mendocino County Public Library, 390 E. Commercial St., Willits

459-5098

 

Mendocino College

Ukiah Campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah

468-3000

Disability Resource Center (DRC) 468-3031

·         Coast Center, 1211 Del Mar Dr., Fort Bragg
961-2200

·         North County Center, 372 E. Commercial St., Willits
459-6224

·         Lake Center, 2565 Parallel Dr., Lakeport
263-4944

A fully accredited public two-year community college. Apply on-line or contact Admissions and Records. Lake Transit Authority bus transportation available between Lakeport and Ukiah daily. For students with a verifiable disability who are otherwise eligible for admission to Mendocino College, the Disability Resource Center (DRC) assesses student needs and helps to provide accommodations (from technology aids to personal assistance) to allow equal access to education. See www.mendocino.edu.

 

North Bay Veterans Resource Center (see Veterans section)

Pinoleville Vocational Rehabilitation Program

776 S. State St., Ste. 101, Ukiah

462-7801

Vocational training and counseling to Native Americans with disabilities.

 

Ukiah Adult School

1056 N. Bush St., Ukiah

463-5217

GED/high school diploma, learn to speak English, citizenship class, LVN program, and a variety of other classes for active adults. See https://adultschool.uusd.net/.

 

Woodland Community College ~ Lake County Campus

15880 Dam Rd. Ext., Clearlake

995-7900

Disabled Program/Services 995-7910

TTY 995-4183
A fully accredited two-year community college. Classes offered for lifelong learners, Veterans, and students with disabilities. See https://lcc.yccd.edu/.

 

Recreation & Physical Activity

                          

California State Parks and Recreation Department

916-653-6995

Offers discount passes for parking and camping in state parks for people with disabilities, people age 62+, and some Veterans. The Golden Bear Pass for those age 62+, or anyone receiving SSI or aid under applicable aid codes in CalWORKS, must be renewed each calendar year. On June 1, 2017, State Parks began issuing new credit card design passes for current Distinguished Veteran (DVP) and Disabled Discount (DDP) pass programs pass holders as part of its transition to California’s new reservation system: ReserveCalifornia™.  The Park Pass Exchange program ran through February 28, 2018 and has now concluded. Effective March 1, 2018 old cardstock Distinguished Veteran Passes and Disabled Discount Passes are no longer valid and will not be accepted for associated benefits. In order to receive the applicable discount associated with these passes, individuals are required to reapply with a new application. For questions or more information on passes, contact the Park Pass Sales Office at 800-777-0369 ext. 2 or 916-653-8280 or via email at passinfo@parks.ca.gov. Visit website to download applications, or also to learn about Volunteer Park Host positions. See www.parks.ca.gov.

 

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Website offers helpful ideas that can help prevent serious injuries due to falls in the home and the community. See www.stopfalls.org/.

 

Fishing Licenses

601 Locust St., Redding

530-225-2300

Reduced-fee or free fishing licenses. Eligibility: Age 65+, American Indian and meet low-income criteria; or honorably discharged Veteran with 50% service-connected disability; or meet vision loss, mobility impairment, or developmentally disabled criteria. See www.Wildlife.ca.gov.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

These organizations connect volunteers to appropriate service agencies or those in need in the community. Senior centers, community centers, food banks, hospices, and other service providers listed throughout this directory also depend upon and welcome volunteers (e.g., for thrift stores, etc.).

 

Clearlake P.D. You Are Not Alone Program YANA

Clearlake Police Dept., 14050 Olympic Dr., Clearlake

994-8201 ext. 322

Provide a "check-in" phone call to Lake County elderly and/or frail individuals who are alone at home. See http://clearlake.ca.us/302/YANA-Gold-You-Are-Not-Alone.

 

Community Resources Connection (CRC)

PO Box 336, Gualala

Contact Deborah Lane at RCMS to volunteer 884-9215

Provide "neighbor to neighbor" help on the South Coast, such as transportation, simple handy person services, and information on local services. See www.crconnection.org.

 

Foster Grandparent Program
North Coast Opportunities, 413 N. State St., Ukiah

467-3200 ext. 318

Provide individualized attention and mentoring to children with special needs. Participants receive stipend and meal. Eligibility: Age 55+, limited income, and willing to volunteer 20 hrs/wk. See www.ncoinc.org.

 

Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

1304 Southpoint Blvd., 2nd Fl., Ste. 280, Petaluma

800-434-0222 or 526-4108

Provide free and objective information and assistance in dealing with Medicare, HMOs, long-term care insurance, and other health insurance issues. Volunteers receive training. See https://senioradvocacyservices.org/hicap/.

 

Konocti Senior Support, Inc.

14310 Memory Ln., PO Box 6668, Clearlake

995-1417

Sponsors two volunteer programs that provide home visits to seniors age 55+ in Lake County. See www.konoctiseniorsupport.com/.

 

·     Senior Peer Counseling Volunteers age 55+ receive training and weekly supervision from a licensed psychotherapist. Volunteers provide a confidential and non-judgmental listening ear and can also provide advice on linking to community services while always allowing client to make his/her own choices.

 

·     Friendly Visitors Volunteers age 18+ receive training and offer friendship, understanding, and companionship to those who are homebound, isolated, lonely, or needing comfort and support.

 

Literacy Volunteer Programs

Tutors help adults learn to read.

 

·   Lake County Library Adult Literacy Program

1425 N. High St., Lakeport

263-7633

 

·   Coast Literacy Program for Adults

Mendocino County Public Library, 499 E. Laurel St., Fort Bragg

964-2020

 

·   Literacy Volunteers of Willits
Mendocino County Public Library, 390 E. Commercial St., Willits

459-5098

 

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Lake and Mendocino Counties

14092 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake 95422

262-4525

Visit and advocate for residents of nursing and residential care homes. Volunteers receive training to investigate and resolve problems and complaints made by or on behalf of residents. See www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/Directory/Social_Services/Services/AAA/

 

 

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)/Volunteer Network

North Coast Opportunities, 413 N. State St., Ukiah

462-1959

Links volunteers age 55+ with available volunteer opportunities.

 

Senior Peer Counseling ~ Mendocino County

Volunteers age 55+ receive training and supervision from a licensed clinician. Volunteers provide the client with an opportunity to talk to someone their age that has experienced similar life changes and can understand their concerns. Meetings take place in the client's home.

 

·     Redwood Coast Senior Center

964-0443 or 961-4305

Serves clients on the Mendocino Coast from Albion to No. Fort Bragg.

 

·     Ukiah Senior Center

462-4343

Serves clients in Ukiah, Redwood Valley, and Willits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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