Friends In Sonoma Helping (F.I.S.H.)
In 1971 eight local churches including Trinity Sonoma established FISH to provide emergency assistance to the people of Sonoma Valley. Founded as a 24-hour telephone answering service, FISH volunteers provided food, clothing, rides, referral services and a listening ear to those who called. FISH is run by an all-volunteer staff and enjoyed financial support from individuals, churches, service clubs, businesses, and organizations within Sonoma Valley. Trinity Sonoma continues to support FISH with monthly food donations for their food pantry.
FISH is proud of its history as an all-volunteer organization that has focused on community building by caring for our neighbors. FISH volunteers and numerous contributors work together to act as a lifeline to those in need.
For more information, please contact Laurell Meredith at 707.291.4576 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the late 1990s, a group of concerned Sonoma volunteers belonging to various churches began answering the call to shelter the homeless.
Sonoma Overnight Support was formed in 2003 as a nonprofit. Through their efforts, families as well as individuals were housed overnight in several locations – from churches to motels. Eventually, it became apparent that a permanent facility was needed.
In 2007, with a grant from the State of California and support from the City of Sonoma, SOS purchased a four-bedroom modular home. We called it The Haven.
Trinity Sonoma continues to support the Haven House with regular donations for the homeless in addition to annual monetary funds during the winter months when expanded shelter is required.
Meals On Wheels (MOW)
Meals on Wheels of Sonoma operates from our own Buttrum Hall. Volunteers prepare and deliver two meals a day, five days a week. The volunteers of this nonprofit accept donations from individuals and Sonoma Market’s meat department, and Oakhill Organic Fruits and Vegetables. Meals on Wheels of Sonoma is also a community resource for seniors with special dietary requirements.
The Meals on Wheels program helps seniors stay in their homes and maintains their independence and happiness. A daily check by a Meals on Wheels driver allows monitoring for potential problems, falls and accidents.
For more information or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please call 707.935.9141.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits and crochets shawls for those in need of comfort and support. The group presents the shawls to those experiencing times of illness, death, or other life-changing events. Each shawl is sent off with a blessing filled with love and prayers from the whole church family. This group meetings at 11:00 am on the first Tuesday of the month in the Dallas Library to knit or crochet prayer shawls. All are welcome to join the ministry.
For more information, please contact Norah Collins at 707.938.7999 or email at email@example.com.