About Us

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First 5 Humboldt welcomes you!

First 5 Humboldt/the Children and Families Commission of Humboldt County is an independent government organization that guides the investment of Prop 10 cigarette tax dollars to support the healthy development of children 0-5. Since 1999, First 5 Humboldt has provided over $16 million dollars in grants and program services for local young children, their families and those who care for them. Although our revenue has declined more than 40% since those early years and continues to decline, we are still committed to helping Humboldt County’s children thrive and meet their optimal potential.

Please review our Strategic Plan, our Vision and Mission, and join us in supporting children and families. We urge you to become an active contributor to the well-being of our children: volunteer at a playgroup, library, or another one of our partner agencies. Attend a Commission meeting or advisory committee meeting, or visit our office to learn more about how you can join us in promoting well-being in Humboldt’s youngest residents.

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