Since May 2018, Humboldt Project Linus has distributed blankets to the following organizations in Humboldt County who serve youth ranging in age from birth to age 18:
- CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocates: Provides trained advocates who assess what may be in the child’s best interest as the child experiences changes or disruption in their family unit.
- The Forgotten Initiative: A faith-based organization that “provides joy and support to the foster care community.”
- Hospice of Humboldt: Blankets go to teen age kids in their Teen Grief Support Groups.
- Redwood Community Action Agency/ House Shelter Program: A short term housing shelter for youth between 12 and 18 years of age who are in need of a safe place to stay while being provided with guidance, counseling and life skills education.
- Redwood Community Action Agency/The Raven Project: Offers a safe drop-in location for youth in need of supportive services, health education and provides referrals to other youth services as needed.
- Changing Tides Family Services: A non-profit provider of diverse services to children, youth, families, individuals, and the community.
- Women Infants and Children: A program run by the Dept. of Health and Human Services/Humboldt County which provides supportive services to young children and their families.
- Big Brothers Big Sisters: A non-profit that provides strong, positive mentors to children facing adversity who change their lives for better, forever.
- California Tribal TANF Partnership: An organization that provides a variety of services to Native American children in Humboldt County so that they may be cared for in their own homes.
- First 5 Humboldt: Works with community partners to ensure that every child thrives in healthy, nurturing families and neighborhoods.
- Eureka Rescue Mission Women and Children’s Shelter: A faith based organization that provides a safe living environment along with a variety of services to strengthen the lives of women and their children.
- Healthy Moms: A program under the Dept. of Health and Human Services: Provides services to women in recovery and their children from pregnancy to age 5.
- Northcoast Children’s Services: Offers free and low cost programs in Humboldt and DelNorte counties for pregnant women and families with children from birth to 5 focusing on school readiness and family partnerships.
- Jefferson Community Center: Member of the Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers. Project Linus blankets are distributed to multiple Family Resource Centers in our county who give them to children in the families they serve.
- Arcata House Family Shelter: A temporary family shelter for parents and their children ages birth to 16. Families can stay for 3-6 months and receive support while they work towards finding permanent housing and income stability.
- Humboldt Domestic Violence Services: This agency breaks the cycle of domestic and intimate partner violence and sex trafficking though services, education and advocacy.
- Betty Kwan Chinn Homeless Foundation: Our chapter has donated blankets to children in the Family Shelter program which provides case management services for families and children with the goal of finding permanent housing and related services which lead to strengthening families in healthy ways.
- Two Feathers Native American Family Services: This agency works to improve, shape and transform the lives of Native American children and their families in Humboldt County. Services include: counseling, youth wellness, family support services with a focus on culturally sensitive guidance.
- Environmental Alternatives: A private/non-profit corporation whose goal is simply to provide kids with a stable environment that’s both healthy and productive.
- Department of Health and Human Service/Humboldt County: The Nurse Family Partnership and the Field Nursing Program provides information and services which promotes the health and well being of children from birth to age 18. We also donate blankets to the Children’s Mobile Response Team.
- Hoopa Valley Tribal TANF Program (HVTTP): HVTTP assists Native American families to become self-sufficient in a culturally competent by way providing various services which assists parents and supports children being cared for in their own homes.
- Walker and Ambrosini Elementary Schools/Fortuna: Our blankets have gone to children in families who are experiencing significant social and health related issues.
- Parents in Training, Inc: This organization’s mission is to educate and open communication within families in need of intervention or assistance during a crisis.
- Eureka Police Department: Project Linus blankets are individually wrapped and available to EPD staff to deliver to children in crisis.
- The American Red Cross: Project Linus blankets are donated to this agency which provides assistance for families coping with emergencies like fire, flood or earthquakes.
- Eureka City Schools: Project Linus blankets have comforted school children in challenging situations.
- Fortuna City Schools: Project Linus blankets have gone to children in stressful situations who are being assisted by school personnel.
CRESCENT CITY AGENCIES:
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Office located in Crescent City, Del Norte County.
- Public Health Department/Nursing Department: Office located in Crescent City, Del Norte County. Nurses make home visits to children and their families and provide supportive health services and related education as needed.
- California Tribal TANF Partnership: An organization that provides a variety of services to Native American children and their families.
Note: All Project Linus blankets must be processed through the local Chapter Coordinator. Please put your name on a tag and attach to your blanket so we can properly thank you. This nametag will be removed and Project Linus labels will be sewn onto all blankets.
The Chapter Coordinator will make every effort to supply blanket recipients/agencies with the size of blankets they need. Blanket supplies and blanket needs may not always align, but our goal will be to supply children and youth in need with hand made, quality blankets.