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Racial Equity Workgroup Vacancies - Application Period now Open!

Published: March 29, 2024

We are excited to announce an opportunity for passionate and committed individuals to join the Racial Equity Workgroup as we continue our important journey toward a more just and equitable system of homeless services! The Racial Equity Workgroup is a dedicated group of individuals, comprised of community members and Homeless Coalition staff with the Department of Health Services, who are deeply committed to addressing systemic racism and promoting equity within our homeless system of care. Through collaborative efforts, we strive to identify and dismantle barriers to racial equality, advocate for inclusive policies and practices, and foster meaningful dialogue and action around issues of race and social justice.

As we embark on this critical mission, we recognize the need for a diverse and dedicated team of individuals who can commit to regular attendance and active participation. Each member plays a vital role in shaping the direction and priorities of the workgroup, and their contributions are essential to our collective success. If you are interested in joining the Racial Equity Workgroup and contributing to this important work, we invite you to submit an application for consideration.

Time Commitment

The Workgroup convenes once a month for a duration of one and a half (1 ½) hours. The total time commitment, including the meetings and review of meeting packet materials, amounts to approximately two and a half (2 ½) hours per month.

Application Submission and Review

Please submit interest and attached Racial Equity Workgroup Application form no later than April 15th, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. to myself, Araceli Rivera  or delivered to Sonoma County Department of Health Services, c/o Ending Homelessness Division Attn: Araceli Rivera, 1450 Neotomas Avenue, Suite 200, Santa Rosa CA 95405.

Applications will be reviewed by the current members of the workgroup. Applicants will be invited to our next virtual meeting on April 18th from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to speak briefly about why they are interested in the group. Please note that there is no requirement for applicants to provide a presentation during the meeting, this portion of the application process is optional. 

If you have any questions, please contact Homeless Project Specialist Araceli Rivera at Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference. Together, we can create positive change and build a brighter future for generations to come.

Application:  Racial Equity Workgroup Application (PDF: 111 kB)