Weekly Announcements 12-13-17

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Eureka Transit Service Study

 How can local public transit work better for you?

Eureka Transit Service (ETS) and the City of Eureka want to hear your thoughts on how ETS routes, schedules, and overall experience could be improved so more Eureka residents, workers, and visitors are able to regularly use public transit for their everyday needs.

ETS provides weekday and Saturday transit service within the greater Eureka area and connects to the regional north-south Redwood Transit Service. Weekday ETS service is comprised of four routes operating every 60 minutes.

ETS is conducting a survey to better understand existing transit users’ travel choices and needs and how the ETS system could be improved to help more community members efficiently get to work, school, appointments, and other destinations.

Please help by completing a short survey! To complete the survey online, go to:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NYNRVFT

For questions about ETS routes or schedules contact 707-443-0826. To sign up for updates on the Eureka Transit Service Study, contact 269-2055 or amy@nrsrcaa.org  

Court Interpreting Services

I wanted to share some more information about interpreter  services in the court here in Humboldt county. We met with the woman in charge of coordinating  these services, Ariana. She let us know that these services are available for any case (civil or criminal) and in any language. It appears that the process to access these services is a barrier. She has given us the following email address that we can use to request interpreter services:


Another barrier is turning in forms in English. She said there is the possibility of helping people to translate from Spanish to English but only with the help from the legal assistants in the self-help center. This could be a bit difficult with changes of staff if someone is in a hurry but an appointment can be made. It’s important in these cases that an appointment is made with an interpreter and the legal assistant. We will be continuing to work on this project and I will share more information as I have it.

One more thing, if someone finds themselves in front of a judge without interpreter services, they can request an interpreter by speaking with the bailiff.

Please share this information with everyone


Rodney Oien | Health Services and Supervision Director | Northcoast Children's Center | roien@ncsheadstart.org | 707-825-1313

SEIU 2015—the Long Term Care Workers Union is hosting a community forum on the care crisis in Humboldt County.

On November 7th, the UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment released a report that calls attention to California’s growing homecare crisis.  Sparked by the increasing number of seniors and decreasing number of caregivers, California is facing a care crisis that would leave loved ones without the long term care they need unless steps are taken to correct the course.

And, here in Humboldt behind the Redwood Curtain, this care crisis extends beyond home care and we would like our community to better understand how the care crisis and long-term care affects the community.

What: Healing Humboldt—A Community Forum on the Care Crisis

When: Nov. 14th @ 12pm

Where: Eureka Woman’s Club, 1531 J St. Eureka CA 95501

With a panel of local experts:
Connie Stuart (California Center for Rural Policy), 
Maggie Kraft (Area 1 Agency on Aging), 
Rosemary Den Ouden (Humboldt Independent Practice Association),
Jenna Askay (Mad River Community Hospital Home Health Services).

After the panel speaks there will be an audience Q&A. We will be offering copies of the UC Berkeley research paper. SEIU Local 2015 will host refreshments and a light lunch. Please RSVP

Please call me at 707-683-0710 or email (MarioF@SEIU2015.org) if have any questions.      Mario Fernandez | Political Organizer – Region 6, SEIU Local 2015 | 314 L St., Eureka, CA 95501

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