Common Ground Society

Starts with HELLO, ends with BELONGING. Hello.Belonging

aka Just Two Moms   |   SANTA ROSA, CA   |  http://commongroundsociety.org

Mission

To educate and empower our community to be more compassionate, accepting, and inclusive of people with disabilities. Also to help families within the special needs community find meaningful connections and access resources.

Ruling year info

2020

Principal Officer

Larkin Ann O'Leary

Main address

1223 Wanda Way

SANTA ROSA, CA 95405 USA

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EIN

85-0983422

NTEE code info

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Just Two Moms

We use the stories of our lives to educate the community and start the much needed conversation about how to be inclusive. We hope to redirect the gaze of society to see the strength in our diversity.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

We believe strongly in community. It is how we are hard-wired as human beings, and we have found that as special needs parents it is a life-line. For the past couple years we have been connecting families together who have children with varying diagnoses because- let’s be honest- unless your child has a more common diagnosis, there’s likely not an established support group for you locally. While special needs parents share many of the same worries, hopes, fears, and ambitions for their children as parents of typically developing children do, the work we do is more. The road we travel is less forgiving. The uncertainties we face are innumerable. And having people alongside us who get it is invaluable.


A lot has changed in our world since we started our Common Ground Meet-ups. Pre-Covid we met monthly for “donuts and discussion”, which was a time just for parents to connect and recharge over amazing coffee and gourmet donuts. We also had monthly Meet-ups/playdates at various parks around Santa Rosa, and most recently at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County. We hope to get back at it soon. For now you can stay connected virtually by joining our Sonoma County Special Needs Parents- ALL WELCOME!- Let’s continue to support and uplift one another through this extremely trying time.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with disabilities

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Common Ground Society

Board of directors
as of 4/30/2021
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Board chair

Larkin O'Leary

Common Ground Society

Term: 2020 - 2020

Kate Westrich

Emily Parker

Jana Adams

Monty Sullivan

Meredith Rennie

Nathan Heagerty

Kathy Alexander

Alyssa MacDonald