ABOUT THE FORD STREET PROJECT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Addiction and personal hardship can be overcome with commitment and support.
Ford Street Project is dedicated to assisting the addicted and homeless of Mendocino County to attain sobriety and improve self-sufficiency.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET THE LAST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 12:00PM IN THE 139 FORD STREET PROJECT; OFFICE: MEETING ROOM, UKIAH CA 95482
1974- Started as Mendocino Alcohol Project
1975 to Present – Providing Alcohol and Other Drugs Residential Treatment
1982 to Present– Non-Profit Status under the IRS Code 501c 3
1987– Adopted the name Ford Street Project
1987 to Present– Providing Emergency Housing (Brief Pause 2015)
1987 to Present– Providing Transitional Housing
1990 to 1999– Provided Child Care Services (To begin again 2017)
1995 to 2016– Provided a DUI Program
1996 to Present– Providing Permanent Housing
1996 to 2010– Provided a Mental Health Program
1996– Purchased Garden Court with HOME Grant
1997 to Present– Providing Alcohol and Other Drugs Outpatient Treatment
1997 to 2001– Provided AIDS Outreach
1997 to 2016– Provided a Homeless Services Program
1998 to 2006– Provided the Coast Community Center
1999 to 2015– Provided a Winter Shelter (04 Combined Winter/Emergency Shelter)
2000– Purchased 139 Ford Street Land and Buildings (Previously Leased)
2001– Purchased Land at 200 Ford Street
2001– Gifted Driveway of 201 Brush Street
2002– Built Dorms at 200 Ford Street
2004– Purchased 139 Administration Building
2004– Purchased 133 and 135 Ford Street
2006– Built TOTIL, 200 Ford Street Kitchen and Apartment Style Housing
2011– Ford Street Project and the Ukiah Community Center Combined Efforts
2011 to 2016– Provided Homeless Services at the Ukiah Community Center (est. 1971)
2011 to Present– Proving a Community Food Bank (est. 1986)
2014– Purchased 888 North State Street
2015 to Present– Proving a Sober Living Environment
Painting created by local portrait artist Lonnie Lopez “Ron Arkin, Tom Monpere and Mark Rohloff”
We would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank the members of our Board of Directors for their continued dedication and commitment to supporting, offering guidance and as a whole working to better the Ford Street Project and the services we provide to our community.
Our Board of Directors is a group of (unpaid) volunteers whom serve as a governing body to the Ford Street Project. They focus on our organization’s mission, strategies and goals as well as contribute their time, passion and experience to collectively direct the company's affairs.
Earl Chavez has served as a member of our board since 2016 and currently serves as our Board President.
Jerry Cardoza has served as a member of our board since 2005 and currently serves as our Board Vice-President.
Nobel Waidelich has served as a member of our board since 2019 and currently serves as our Board Treasurer.
Colleen Gorman has served as a member of our board since 2007 and currently serves as our Board Secretary.
Leslie Kirkpatrick has served as a member of our board since 2016.
Phyllis Webb has served as a member of our board since 1993.
Collectively they have dedicated more than 76 years to bettering the Ford Street Project and the services we provide to our community. We are so blessed to have them on our team and look forward to our many more years to come!