Assemblymember Jim Wood Honors Del Norte Mission Possible As AD 2’s Nonprofit of the Year

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO— Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) announces that Del Norte Mission Possible, in Crescent City, is being honored as Assembly District 2’s 2019 Nonprofit of the Year.

Del Norte Mission Possible provides shelter and supportive services for people who are without homes. It is a safe environment where individuals and families with children can receive guidance and support services to improve their lives. The organization has a joint-use agreement for the only location in Del Norte County permitted as a homeless shelter, located at 1135 Harrold Street in Crescent City. They use a Housing First Model accompanied by relationship-based case management.

“Given the critical need for resources and support for individuals and families who are struggling without a home or shelter, I’m honored to recognize Del Norte Mission Possible as Assembly District 2’s Nonprofit of the Year,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood. “Each year I have the privilege of choosing and recognizing a nonprofit organization that makes a different in the lives of our constituents. Under the dedicated leadership and commitment of Executive Director Daphne Cortese-Lambert, many volunteers and the support of community partners and generous donors, people in Del Norte County have access to the support they need to improve their circumstances.”

Wild Rivers Community Foundation has been a constant partner, serving as a conduit for resources and technical assistance since its inception. Earlier this year, the nonprofit received $15,000 in grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund established by Wild Rivers Community Foundation and Humboldt Area Foundation.

“Ms. Cortese-Lambert goes out into the community to talk with and better understand the needs of the people in her community and says it has made her even more committed to reach as many people as possible,” said Wood. “That’s so impressive.”

As many nonprofits, they work on a shoestring budget and donations are always needed. They need personal care items and small size men’s clothing only and can be left in the blue bin at 183 Lighthouse Way in Crescent City. Monetary donations can be made here.

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