Significant Strides Fundraiser Gallery

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Thank you to everyone who attended Roots’ very first fundraiser, Significant Strides on March 15th! With your help, we raised nearly $10,000 to support new and innovative programs to uplift the East Oakland community. The evening began with drinks and appetizers while attendees mingled and listened to live jazz. After dinner, Roots Navigators and Program Coordinators shared deeply personal and …

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Global Giving Update: You Have Turned Our Vision Into Reality

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Roots Community Health Center is humbled by the outpouring of support we received for our Oakland Homecoming project! Roots launched the Homecoming campaign last November to transform the lives of community members who would otherwise go unrecognized – Oakland’s homeless and unsheltered. Thus far, we have raised $9,195.  These funds helped Roots to purchase supplies, and renovate our Oakland Homecoming House, which is on …

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Innovation Spotlight: A Social Enterprise Making Our World a Cleaner Place

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Written by: Kendra Chaikind Roots Community Health Center is giving formerly incarcerated Californians a fresh start — at home, in the workplace, and for their health. Recognizing that unemployment is extremely harmful to both physical and mental health, Roots launched a social enterprise aimed at providing training and employment opportunities for those who have been disconnected from the workforce. The business? Producing small …

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FREE CLINICIAN TRAINING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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FREE TRAINING FOR CLINICIANS! Learn how to identify and respond to human trafficking from nationally recognized experts Date: 03/01/2018 Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Seminar learning objectives include: Improved understanding of the health indicators and impacts of human trafficking Empower health care providers and health systems to address human trafficking in clinical practice Protocol development for response to cases of human …

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Significant Strides Fundraiser

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Roots’ past year’s accomplishments have helped to stabilize our community. Celebrate with us! Enjoy dinner, drinks, and live jazz, as well as an interactive panel of Roots Navigators and Emancipators graduates. Hear their stories, their struggles, and their successes. Listen to firsthand accounts of the work that happens on the ground at Roots. We will also be presenting our very …

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California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

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The first drenching rains of the season, an atmospheric river that came ashore this week, flooded roadways and snarled traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday. For one group of residents, the region’s homeless, the rains were more than just an inconvenience. Damp and cold conditions bring influenza and infections to the crowded tent encampments that have swelled …

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African American Based Social Enterprise Clean360 Brings New Employment Opportunities to Inglewood

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Inglewood, CA. – Clean360 Bath & Body Store/Factory, a social enterprise that gives employment opportunities to individuals facing barriers to employment, celebrated the opening of its second factory store at 212 E. Regent Street in Inglewood, California on September 21st. Yusef Andre Wiley, Senior Regional Director, explained the retailer’s importance: “The Grand Opening of Roots Community Health Center’s social enterprise, …

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