A Caregiver’s Challenge

Maryann Schacht, MSW, BCD, is an author, speaker, and workshop leader with more than 30 years experience working with families in crisis. Her book titled A Caregiver’s Challenge: Living, Loving, Letting Go offers a road map and survival guide to everyone who is suddenly thrust into a caregiver role. She combines her personal experience caring for her terminally ill husband with her professional expertise in this invaluable resource. A Caregiver’s Challenge offers support, resources, and useful ... Read More

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. (Storyteller)

Christel Lukoff, MSW, Ph.D. 707- 763-3504 Petaluma, CA Psychotherapist and hospice social worker Christel Lukoff shares traditional folktales that metaphorically express many of the feelings and issues encountered in grief. The stories remind us of the healing power of memories and of ways to find an ongoing relationship with a loved one who has died. Christel’s commentaries deepen and transform our understanding of grief and remind us how love and loss are interwoven. To order CDs from ... 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

Compassion and Choices

Compassion & Choices is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving care and expanding choice at the end of life. They provide free client services to the terminally ill and do legal advocacy through the courts and legislatures. They inform and educate the public through the media and other outreach programs.

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Council on Aging of Sonoma County

Services for Seniors: Case Management Meals on Wheels Information and Referral Senior Dining Rooms Long-term Care Coordination Senior Day Activities Daily Money Management Upcoming Senior Events Friendly Visitors Senior Helper Registry Senior Legal Services Sonoma Valley Respite Lawyer Referral Services Visit Council on Aging of Sonoma County ... Read More

Environmental Center of Sonoma County

The Environmental Center has three functions. It supports the work of member organizations, serves as an information and referral service and provides opportunity for ad hoc groupings to work on specific issues. Member groups and guests use it as their home base, and/or as a place for presenting programs, having meetings, mailings, or other work sessions. Most of this activity is open to the public directly, or through enrollment in one of the member organizations. Visit Environmental Center of ... Read More

Goodwill-Redwood Empire

Goodwill~Redwood Empire (GRE) was founded in 1974 and is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the North Bay Region encompassing Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt and Trinity counties. Leadership staff with the GRE Interlink Self-Help Center and the Wellness and Advocacy Center have been assisting with development of publications and trainings created by the Community Network specifically for people with mental health challenges. ... Read More