The RYSE Center held a training in October to help community leaders learn how trauma affects the health of Richmond youth and how creating safe spaces can help young people–and the community–heal.
Rubicon Programs has worked to end poverty in the East Bay for over 40 years. Today, the group supports the formerly incarcerated and families in poverty.
Over the decades, a sprawling network of shuttered chemical plants and oil refineries has left harmful pollutants in Richmond’s air, water, and soil. According to data collected by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control, the city is home to more than a hundred hazardous waste sites, including two highly contaminated, federally designated Superfund locations. Richmond Confidential’s “Toxics Map,” updated in the fall of 2017, details where the state is cleaning up and evaluating hazardous-waste sites, where cleanup is voluntary,…
Eating rich doesn’t mean spending money on an expensive meal. Anyone can have a nutrition-rich diet of healthy foods. But knowing where to purchase affordable, and locally grown produce is not easy. Food Week, going on now in Richmond, seeks to build a stronger food movement, united by a vision of food that is healthy, affordable and culturally relevant. Events this week provide opportunities to learn how to grow and prepare home-cooked meals, and how to access healthy food at…
Urban Tilth has created a new source of affordable, fresh, and local food for Richmond residents through its CSA box program. While the food helps improve physical wellbeing, the act of growing it promotes emotional wellbeing, according to Urban Tilth employees.
Vision to Learn, a nonprofit that provides free glasses and screenings to children, partnered with Pogo Park to screen over 200 children’s vision in August and September, providing 91 kids with free eyewear for the new school year.
Wildfires in wine country have created hazardous air conditions for the entire Bay Area, affecting most heavily children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory conditions.
Congress missed its September 30 deadline to extend funding for community health centers. Now Richmond health centers are bracing for the worst, while advocates scramble for another solution.