April, 2014

In this issue:

New Community Health Coordinator, new era of health care on South Coast

Farm workers, low-income families win with new safety net rules

‘Giving Day’ could net $35k matching grant for Puente

Current and upcoming events at Puente

Supplies needed: bike lights

Call for volunteers!

Join the Puente Team

Meet Molly Wolfes, Puente’s new Community Health Coordinator
New hires can bring fresh perspective and vision to an organization. Molly Wolfes, Puente’s brand-new Community Health Coordinator, is originating a whole new position. Wolfes, who started with Puente in early April, has a rather large challenge before her: to implement a vision of health care for all. ... Read more.

Farm workers, low-income families win with new safety net rules
A series of recent policy changes at the state and county level have made it easier for low-income individuals to get health care coverage and buy healthy food, especially in and around Pescadero. In January, a state law took effect that helps families... Read more.

‘Giving Day’ could net $35k matching grant for Puente ‘Giving Day’ could net $35k matching grant for Puente
Country life in Pescadero can often feel like a whole other planet next to the fast-paced life of Silicon Valley, burnished with wealth and buzzing with ambition. Yet many Silicon Valley residents and workers are among Puente’s most loyal and cherished donors... Read more

Current and upcoming events at Puente
Enough Abuse Campaign Discussion - April 15
Come and learn about this movement against child sexual abuse; providing families and communities with the knowledge and skills needed to reduce the risk of this happening. Iris Fernandez, MFT will be running the discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Honda Elementary For more details

Supplies needed: bike lights
Puente’s bicycle program could use some bike lights for people who ride in the dark, on highways in and around Pescadero. Not reflectors, actual lights: white front lights, red rear flashing lights. New or lightly used... Read more

Call for Volunteers!
Día de los Niños/Children’s Day: volunteers needed
Puente needs volunteers to help set up, lead activities and clean up during our Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) celebration on May 1, an annual event co-hosted by and the La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District.For more information,  click here.

Join the Puente team
Puente is recruiting for new members of the Puente staff including a new community resource navigator and summer youth employees. For more information click here.

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