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AARP Foundation Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)

2400 Washington Ave., Ste. 231, Redding, CA

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


California Human Development Farmworker Services

55 First St., Box M, Lakeport


2550 N. State St., Ukiah


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


California Indian Manpower Consortium (CIMC)

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


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


CareerPoint North Bay

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


Lake County

15880 Dam Rd Ext., Bldg. 602, Clearlake


55 First St., Ste. 114, Lakeport



Mendocino County

1211 Delmar Dr., Ste. 106, Fort Bragg


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



Department of Rehabilitation

55 1st St., Ste. 215, (mail to 55 1st St., Box B), Lakeport


625 Kings Ct., Ste. A, Ukiah


Provides services, training, and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living, and equality for individuals with disabilities. Eligibility: Permanent physical or mental disability. Call to apply or visit website. See


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


Employment Development Department ~ Unemployment Insurance


TTY 800-815-9387

Unemployment insurance. See


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


Lake County

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




Mendocino County

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



Konocti USD Adult School

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


High school diploma program. See


Literacy Volunteer Programs

Tutors help adults learn to read.


·   Lake County Library Adult Literacy Program

1425 N. High St., Lakeport



·   Coast Literacy Program for Adults

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



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



Mendocino College

Ukiah Campus, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah


Disability Resource Center (DRC), Library & Learning Resource Center, Rm. 4130

·         Coast Center, 1211 Del Mar Dr., Fort Bragg

·         North County Center, 372 E. Commercial St., Willits

·         Lake Center, 2565 Parallel Dr., Lakeport

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


North Bay Veterans Resource Center (see Veterans section)

Pinoleville Vocational Rehabilitation Program

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


Vocational training and counseling to Native Americans with disabilities age 18+.


Ukiah Adult School

1056 N. Bush St., Ukiah


GED/high school diploma, learn to speak English, citizenship class, beginning computer class, LVN program, and a variety of other classes for active adults. See


Woodland Community College ~ Lake County Campus

15880 Dam Rd. Ext., Clearlake


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


Recreation & Physical Activity


California State Parks and Recreation Department


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 Visit website to download applications, or also to learn about Volunteer Park Host positions. See


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


Fishing Licenses

601 Locust St., Redding


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



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.).


Anderson Valley Village

PO Box 576, Boonville


Volunteers respond to the needs of AVV members wishing to age in place, such as friendly visits, transportation, assistance with pets and simple household tasks, etc. See


Clearlake P.D. You Are Not Alone Program YANA

Clearlake Police Dept., 14050 Olympic Dr., Clearlake

994-8201 ext. 322

Volunteers provide a "check-in" phone call to Lake County elderly and/or frail individuals who are alone at home. See


Community Resources Connection (CRC)

PO Box 336, Gualala

Contact Deborah Lane at RCMS to volunteer 884-9215

Volunteers provide "neighbor to neighbor" help on the South Coast, such as transportation, simple handy person services, and information on local services. See


Konocti Senior Support, Inc.

14310 Memory Ln., PO Box 6668, Clearlake


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


·     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 20+ 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



·   Coast Literacy Program for Adults

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



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



Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Lake and Mendocino Counties

16170 Main St., Unit F, PO Box 9000, Lower Lake


Volunteers 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


Medicare Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP)

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

800-434-0222 or 526-4108

Volunteers 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


North Coast Opportunities, Inc. (NCO) Volunteer Network

850 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport
263-4688 ext. 421
413 N. State St., Ukiah


Creates volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, including these two programs for volunteers age 55+. See


·     Foster Grandparent Program Volunteers 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.


·   Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Volunteers age 55+ link to 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

961-4310 or 964-0443

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


·     Ukiah Senior Center


Serves clients in Ukiah, Redwood Valley, and Willits.








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