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140 El Camino Real

Greenfield, CA 93927

(831) 856-8004

First 5 Monterey  

CBDIO, through its funding partner First 5 Monterey County, strengthens the social safety net for Indigenous immigrant families with children ages 0-5 to ensure strong, well-supported families for the next generation. For this program, CBDIO’s Indigenous care coordinators collaborate with regional First 5 partners to provide culturally responsive integrated wrap-around services, strengthen community partnerships, and advance the accessibility and quality of early childhood development services and resources for Indigenous families in Monterey County.

Mamas Platicando y Sanando 

Mamas Platicando y Sanando (“Mamas Talking and Healing”) is an interactive maternal mental health and early intervention program that supportspregnant women and mothers with children under five years of age to manage stress, reduce symptoms of depression, and facilitate connections with local mental health services. CBDIO’s community workers assist Indigenous mothers through relationship-based connections and support groups. Additionally, the community workers host platicas (“talks”) where mothers share useful tools and skills with pregnant and new mothers to support them in motherhood. 

Labor Rights

Our Labor Rights Program trains and organizes workers.  Through trainings on labor rights, workers are able to  identify workplace violations and submit complaints to the appropriate agency to improve their working conditions and wages. Through this work, we have established worker committees in Salinas, Fresno, Madera, and Tulare, where workers have monthly meetings. Interpretation in indigenous languages such as Mixteco, Zapoteco, Triqui, Chatino, and Tlapaneco is provided during our monthly meetings. 


Farmworker Resources Center

As an effort in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Monterey County and the Monterey County Department of Public Health, CBDIO engages in community outreach and education and provides direct services to farmworkers in the Salinas Valley and southern Monterey County. Services include assistance with public benefits applications (Medi-Cal, CalFresh, Paid Family Leave, State Disability Insurance), translation and interpretation of English and Spanish forms, and support in submitting workers' rights complaints to relevant local, state, and federal agencies.

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