As the October 2017 Tubbs Fire ravaged through Sonoma County, decimating 5% of the County’s housing stock (which was at a 1% housing vacancy before the fires), and further exacerbating inequities faced by Sonoma County’s most vulnerable community members, several immigrant serving grassroots organizations came together to create UndocuFund. UndocuFund, the first of its kind, quickly became a lifeline for Sonoma County’s undocumented community members who are left out of necessary disaster recovery resources.
North Bay Organizing Project, Fiscal Sponsor, The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is a grassroots, multiracial, and multi-issue organization comprised of over twenty-two faith, environmental, labor, student, cultural and community-based organizations in Sonoma County. Together, we unite people to build leadership and grassroots power for social, economic, racial and environmental justice. (GuideStar)
North Bay Jobs with Justice North Bay Jobs with Justice is a growing, grassroots coalition of more than 30 labor and community organizations in Sonoma, Napa, and Marin Counties. They believe that organized people-power is the key to winning economic, racial, and climate justice. Their mission is rooted in centering the voices and leadership of working families, building real worker power through direct action and solidarity. (GuideStar)
Graton Day Labor Center Centro Laboral de Graton (CLG) is a worker-led day labor center that organizes with domestic workers and day laborers in West Sonoma County, CA for the advancement of their rights and dignity as workers, as immigrants, and as members of the broader community. CLG offers a hiring process to employers that is democratic, fair, and transparent. This process has been developed over 15 years of organizing with workers, and seeks to embody and support the vision and mission of CLG. (GuideStar)
Beatrice Camacho, UndocuFund Director. Beatrice is a first-generation Mexican-American woman born and raised in Sonoma County to low-income, working-class parents who immigrated to Sonoma County from Northern Mexico. As a lifelong renter, growing up on Section 8 Housing, she personally understands the importance of dignified and affordable housing. Beatrice studied Business Management at Sonoma State University and is trained in Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices. She has been an Organizer with North Bay Organizing Project since 2018 and helped organize the Sonoma County Tenants Union. Beatrice is now the first-ever Director of UndocuFund. She enjoys spending quality time with her niece and nephew and exploring new beaches and towns in Mexico.
Rocio Torres, UndocuFund Coordinator. Rocio is the fourth of 12 brothers and sisters and an immigrant from Michoacán México. She came to the U.S. in 1991 and started working for a Spanish Radio Station until the present. Rocio attended two different schools to take ESL classes and got her GED from Santa Rosa Junior College. She has been volunteering at The Resurrection Parish in many religious groups since coming to this country and volunteering for the Redwood Food Bank for more than 10 years and also worked as a Teacher Assistant for 20 years in the Roseland School District. Rocio has been involved with community organizations for many years and is now working with North Bay Organizing Project. She enjoys walking in nature, loves singing and dancing and her hobbies include playing the guitar, reading books, and going to the movie theater. She loves spending time with her family.