Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A-PAL Humane Society: "Santa Paws" - Sat Dec 8

A-PAL HUMANE SOCIETY’S "SANTA PAWS" - Saturday, December 8 from 10am-4pm at the Feed Barn 11261 Prospect Dr., Jackson. Pet photos with Santa himself!  $5 donation to A-PAL per Holiday Card. All Proceeds to go A-PAL Humane Society! Win 5 to 35% off all pet supplies when you get your pet photo!
For more information about A-PAL, visit:

Saturday, November 24, 2018

FACL: Holiday Pop-Up Book Sale - Sat Dec 8

Holiday shoppers are invited to shop locally to get their holiday gift books at the Friends of the Amador County Library Holiday Pop-Up Book Sale, Saturday, December 8, 10 am – 2 pm. at the Amador County Library, 530 Sutter Street, Jackson (where 88/49 and Sutter Street meet).

Offerings will include hand-picked new and like-new cookbooks, crafts and art books, new fiction and nonfiction, DVDs, stocking stuffers, and more for almost everyone on your list–all at low, low FACL book sale prices.

There will be free refreshments, too. All sales benefit library programs and materials.

More info:, 209-217-1911.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

18th Annual Hospice of Amador & Calaveras Tree of Lights - Thurs Dec 6

JACKSON, CA—The 18th Annual Tree of Lights memorial celebration honoring loved ones who have passed has a new location for a special reason! On Thursday, December 6, please join the Hospice team at their agency in Jackson, 1500 S. Hwy 49, where the celebration will showcase their new 14-ft. blue spruce, recently donated and planted on the property by Chad and Erika Simmons of Simmons Landscape. This tree will serve as the agency’s Tree of Lights for years to come.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m., with opening welcome by Hospice Chaplain George Stathos, followed by music, candle lighting, reading of the names, lighting of the Tree of Lights and refreshments.

To donate online to the Tree of Lights, go to and click on the event flier on the homepage. You may also download and print the flier from the website or Facebook page and mail to HOAC at the address listed above. For each $15 donation, your loved one’s name will be included on the memorial board and read aloud. Each year, the Tree of Lights continues to grow, honoring our community’s loved ones who have passed.

As always, thank you for your continued support of Hospice of Amador & Calaveras, the two-county regions only independent, non-profit hospice agency.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Lucke, Grants & Communications Associate
209-304-4011 (direct)
209-223-5500 (office)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council - Nov 2018

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CAPC Newsletter                                                  November 2018

Thank you Amador County!

Thank you so much for the incredible turn out and participation at our first Resilient Amador event held last night, Tuesday, October 9th in Jackson!

Thank you to Judy Knapp of Prevention Works for facilitating this great evening. This is just the beginning of a broader and more inclusive conversation about addressing ACEs through trauma-informed approaches and practices, and building resiliency in our community.

We would also like to give a special thanks to our panel for highlighting the work they are doing around ACEs and Trauma Informed care, as well as frankly sharing some of the challenges we still face. Thanks so much to ACUSD/ACOE Superintendent Dr. Amy Slavensky, Board of Supervisor Frank Axe, Jackson Fire Chief Debbie Mackey, Behavioral Health Director Melissa Cranfill, and Vanessa Compton Peer Personal Services Coordinator with Behavioral Health.

The Resilient Amador steering committee and work groups will be gearing up for next steps in the coming months. We encourage everyone to get involved, make your voice heard, and help us make Amador a thriving and resilient place to live and work for everyone.

Please join us here as a member on ACEs Connection to stay up to date on all Resilient Amador activities as well as to have access to a wide and thorough range of ACEs and trauma-informed resources. 

You can also give us a call or send us an email to learn more at (209) 223-5921, or

Thank you again to everyone that made this evening such a success!

If you would like to find resources, learn more about ACES and Trauma-Informed Care, stay up-to-date on local Resilient Amador happenings, and participate in the larger national and international movement around this topic, visit our Resilient Amador Community on the ACEsConnection page. Want to join as a member? Give us a call or send us an email and we will get you all signed up! (209) 223-5921 or

Family Strengthening  
Mini-Grants Now Available!
We are excited to announce that funding is available for Family Strengthening mini-grant proposals for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Mini-grants will be awarded up to $2,000. Funding is provided by the Amador Child Abuse Prevention Council (ACAPC).
Grants are available for qualified organizations and agencies to provide Family Strengthening programs within the County of Amador.
Family Strengthening is the premise that children do well when families do well, and that
families do well when they live in supportive communities. Enhancing connections within
families, and between families, and the institutions that affect them, result in better outcomes
for children and their families.
Mini-Grant Application

Mini-Grant applications may be submitted to ACAPC at any time throughout the 2018-19 fiscal year, however grant reviews and awards will occur bi-monthly.
Upcoming Events

Free Mandated Reporter Training  
The second Thursday of every month, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, the Child Abuse Prevention Council is holding free mandated reporter trainings. Open to parents, child care providers, teachers, the community, staff or colleagues needing a refresher course, or new staff with no previous training, give us a call, (209) 223-5921. For the flyer with all the information, click HERE

Resilient Amador
Steering Committee, Tuesday, November 13, 3:00-5:oopm
Join CAPC in creating a county-wide effort to recognize and address the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences(ACEs) in Amador County. Meeting here at our CAPC offices, 975 Broadway, Jackson.  

Next CAPC Meeting
Monday,November 19, 10:30am-12:00pm
975 Broadway, Jackson 

Children's Holiday Festival
Friday, December 14, 5:30-8:00pm
975 Broadway, Jackson
The Challenge for Rural Communities

Unfortunately, child abuse affects everyone, everywhere. But did you know that rural communities face even bigger hurdles? With fewer resources and services, longer distances, transportation challenges, and isolated families, the added stressors add up and increase the risk of child abuse in our less populated areas. 

Here in California, most rural counties have statistics for child abuse and child abuse related incidents that are significantly higher than the state average, including Amador County. 

The latest data available (2017) shows that Amador County has on average 42% more allegations of child abuse made compared to the California state average. For babies under one year of age, the Amador County rate of substantiations is 17% higher than the California rate. For children entering care outside of their home Amador has 20% more babies under the age of one compared to California (all rates based on incidents per 1,000 children). Below are snapshots of the data for all ages for both Amador (orange) and California (blue). 

For the full set of data, click here.

Amador County 2017
California 2017

We present these to you, not to discourage, but to paint a realistic portrait of the challenges we face here locally. By coming together to help strengthen families, create connection, and making children our first priority, we can overcome these daunting numbers and keep our children safe.

How can you make a difference in the life of a child? To learn more, to get involved, or to offer your services, give us a call, (209) 223-5921 or send us an email,
About CAPC
Our Vision
All children know how they are valued; all families receive the support, education and tools necessary to give every child a safe, healthy, and nurturing home; and a community that actively supports the health, safety, and education of its children.
Our Mission 
CAPC is committed to preventing all forms of child abuse in Amador County through community partnerships, free trainings, education, and family-centered events that value children, strengthen families, and engage communities. 
Investing in Our Youngest Children
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Stay up to date on all the latest news and information for the youngest children in our county! Sign up for First 5 Amador's monthly e-newsletter HERE!

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Amador, Mail: PO Box 815, Jackson, CA 95642,Location: 975 Broadway, Jackson, CA 95642

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lockwood Fire and AmazonSmile: Support your local, upcountry firefighters! Thru Nov 2

AmazonSmile has donated over $100 million to charities thanks to customers shopping at To celebrate, AmazonSmile is donating 5% (ten times the usual amount) to Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary when you shop at through Nov 2. #AmazoSmile #StartWithaSmile

Thank you for your continued support.
Lockwood Fire Protection District Auxiliary
Volcano, CA
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