Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding

Community Projects supported by Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding

Promising Smiles

We are looking to make a major impact on the women selected to improve their smile, oral health, and boost their self esteem. We want to remove any major oral health barrier to achieve financial self sufficiency and better their lives. Uninsured single women with children that demonstrate financial need and have career goals will be given priority consideration. Go to the following link for more information. http://www.shastahealth.org/news/promising-smile

Dream It Be It - Career Support for Girls

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls will help girls grow up to be strong, successful, happy adults. Dream It, Be It targets girls in secondary school who face obstacles to their future success. It provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to live their dreams.  Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding will work in partnership with girls in small groups or a conference setting to provide them with the information and resources they want and need to be successful. The topics covered include career opportunities, setting and achieving goals, overcoming obstacles to success and how to move forward after setbacks or failures. For info contact Robin Glasco at rglasco@shastahealth.org

Live Your Dream Development and Training Awards

Cash grants for women seeking to improve their economic situation through additional education and training.  For info contact Robin Glasco at rglasco@shastahealth.org

Violet Richardson Award

Recognizes young women aged 14-17 who make the community and world a better place through their volunteer efforts.

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services  

NVCSS provides low cost or fee mental health, housing vocational and support services to individuals and families.  We have supported housing assistance for woman and children since 2016.  nvcss.org

Visions of the Cross

Visions Of The Cross, Inc. is a multi-level social model treatment program that includes a faith-based therapeutic community. Our residential and outpatient programs focus on healing from addiction, using both faith-based and evidence-based secular approaches. We have supported with general women's recovery programs since 2016. visionsofthecross.com

Give Kids a Smile

Shasta County's Give Kids a Smile event offers FREE dental care for uninsured, low-income children (ages 0-18).  Soroptimist International of Downtown Redding participates with Shasta Community Health Center in the American Dental Association's “Give Kids A Smile” national campaign offering free dental care to uninsured, low income children 1 to 18 years old. This is the centerpiece to the National Children's Dental Health Month and is observed every year on the first Friday in February. The national event started in 2002 and has grown to serve many hundred thousand children across the country each year. We have participated since 2005 and served many children each year. 

One Safe Place

One Safe Place is committed to providing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with the resources needed for safety, healing and prevention of further victimization.  http://www.ospshasta.org

Water and Stone Center

Water and Stone Center, Inc. mission is to promote racial and civic harmony through education. SIDR provides funds for 5 children to go to the school and support  curriculum materials, uniforms, buildings, water, and sanitation. Water and Stone Center reaches into the village of Kyebando by providing the funds for building water cisterns and teaching village brick makers, masons, and carpenters to make and construct with environmentally sustainable bricks. http://waterandstone.org/?page_id=6

Care Net

Care Net Pregnancy Center of Northern California - Saving Lives • Healing Hearts • Ministering Compassion  http://carenetnorcal.org/

Life Light  

Life Light is a non-profit lay-counseling and pregnancy help center offering support and accurate information to girls, women, or men regarding their pregnancy, sexual health and relationships. http://www.lifelightcenter.org/

Helping Babies Breathe - Dominica

Shasta Community Health Center and Mercy Residents traveled to the improverished island of Dominica in the Spring of 2016 to teach basic neonatal resusitation techniques and bring training equipment to the school of nursing and midwifery.  www.shastahealth.org