Global Giving Update: You Have Turned Our Vision Into Reality
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Global Giving Update: You Have Turned Our Vision Into Reality

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…

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

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…

FREE CLINICIAN TRAINING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING
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FREE CLINICIAN TRAINING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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…

Significant Strides Fundraiser
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Significant Strides Fundraiser

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…

WHEN TIME’S NOT ON YOUR SIDE

WHEN TIME’S NOT ON YOUR SIDE

New Beginnings for East Oakland’s Reentry Population Roots HealthyMeasures Initiative is changing lives At 52-years old, Rosita Standrige was going to be homeless at midnight. Rosita was uninsured and on the brink of eviction with little family support. Rosita was released from prison just 3 months prior after serving a thirteen-year sentence and was approaching…

California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless
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California Today: Rain Brings Health Hazards to the Homeless

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…

Roots Opens New Clinic in East Oakland
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Roots Opens New Clinic in East Oakland

Roots Community Health Center, Oakland has moved their flagship clinic to a different suite. The newly renovated 1,400 square foot clinic contains top of the line equipment, four exam rooms, and a spacious waiting area. Aquil Naji, Roots COO explained the clinic’s renovations and how the new facility will garner a stronger connection with the…