Annotated Bibliography: The Irises at Sea Ranch and Iris Commons at Gualala Project Development Models and Supporting Research

©2004, 14 pages. This annotated bibliography was prepared from materials contained in the Community Network Journey Project Research Collection including the Senior Residential Care Council archives, which is housed in Santa Rosa and accessible by appointment. Materials referenced herein support the development of senior supported independent housing and community-based long-term care programs. Order information: $7.50 printing, postage and handling. Prepaid orders only please. Mail your ... Read More

Behavioral Health Division County of Sonoma

It is the mission of Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division to promote recovery and wellness to Sonoma County residents. They provide mental health and substance use disorder services across the service spectrum, from prevention, early intervention and treatment, to aftercare and recovery. These services are provided directly or through partnerships with community based agencies and provided in all languages. Programs include: Peer Run Self-help Centers; Adult Substance Use Treatment; Youth Substance ... Read More

Community Foundation Sonoma County

The Community Foundation Sonoma County provided the Community Network with part of the seed money needed to establish the Journey Project. Community Foundation Sonoma County, with assets exceeding $130 million and more than 450 different funds established by individual donors, community groups and nonprofit organizations, has returned more than $116 million to the community since it was established in 1983. Visit Community Foundation Sonoma County ... Read More

Community Network for Appropriate Technologies

Overview The Community Network for Appropriate Technologies was incorporated in 1978 as a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt educational and charitable organization. Susan Keller, Executive Director and Principal Planner, founded the Community Network based on principles which she developed and employed in the Midwest while facilitating creation of a nationally prominent library council. The general focus of our work is the development of cooperative working relationships within individual ... Read More

Dying At Home: Guidelines & Resources

This three hour workshop teaches participants about the actual dying process, how to prepare, and what to expect as life comes to an end. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should understand: (1) what “dying well” means including stories of value; (2) the importance of being truly present for the dying; (3) signs, symptoms and care giving strategies for a person in the end stage of life; and (4) existing resources and how to access.

End of Life Issues Program Orientation Binder

This workbook is the workbook all students receive when doing the 9 hour end of life issues training we did annually each summer for the Sonoma County In Home Support Servics Public Authority. This series was done by Susan Keller and Journey Project volunteers as a fundraiser for the Journey Project from 2004 through 2009. The series of three 3 hour workshops was designed for caregivers caring for someone currently or soon to be living through the ending of life. Contact Journey Project for more ... Read More

Exchange Bank

The Exchange Bank awarded the Community Network a grant in 2010 to replace the computer system we rely upon for all that we do. This grant, awarded through the Exchange Bank Foundation, also funded purchase of a portable DVD player for our small group training efforts. Additionally, the Exchange Bank helped to fund a three-hour pilot training for administrators and staff from Residential Care Homes for the Elderly that we produced in late October, 2010 titled Improving Care Through Life’s End for ... Read More

Finding Our Way: Living with Dying in America

The Finding Our Way: Living With Dying in America national newspaper series appeared in more than 160 newspapers, reaching millions of Americans ( That series consisted of 15 articles created by a distinguished group of authors and editors, and was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels, and Charitable Leadership Foundations. This hybrid web-cdrom course offers a new opportunity for Americans to learn from the widely read newspaper series. The ... Read More

Handbook for Creating Home Funerals

Handbook for Creating Home Funerals was created in 1999 by the Community Network Natural Death Care Project. Jerri Lyons and Janelle Melvin co-authored this work assisted by Susan Keller prior to the Natural Death Care Project becoming a new nonprofit called “Final Passages.” This handbook is based on the authors’ personal experience helping hundreds of families choosing to do a home funeral. The handbook is a step-by-step guide for how to create and carry out a family-run funeral in the ... Read More

Jean Schulz Donor Advised Fund

In the mid-1990s, the Jean Schulz Donor Advised Fund granted the Community Network money needed to purchase computer equipment used to launch and help grow the Journey Project. In 2005 we were again generously awarded grant funds needed to upgrade our computer technology and incorporate the use of digital technology into our workshop program. New technology is housed in the Environmental Center (home of the Journey Project Resource Center) and is shared for the benefit of members of the Sonoma County ... Read More