Community Support

Herring Law Group is dedicated to the communities it serves throughout “the 805.” As part of our mission, we
support a number of local and other non-profits, including the following:

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Casa Serena - Casa Serena is HLG’s “signature” non-profit. Based in Santa Barbara, its mission is to “help women and their families recover from addiction and underlying mental health conditions by providing evidence-based treatment services while building community, instilling self-determination, and empowering them with educational opportunities and financial literacy.” Its professional staff includes Marriage and Family Therapists, Certified Addiction Treatment Counselors and master's level clinicians specializing in women's treatment. Casa Serena offers two properties within walking distance, covering all levels of care from detox stabilization, residential treatment, and outpatient services. The organization is Santa Barbara’s only treatment facility where mothers recovering from addiction can reunite and live with their children. See casaserena.org

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Santa Barbara Women Lawyers -- Formed in 1998, SBWL is a nonprofit organization that promotes the diverse interests of women lawyers in Santa Barbara. Through its continuing legal education, evaluation of applicants for judicial office, mentoring and other programs, SBWL strives to positively impact new attorneys, law students, and prospective legal scholars while examining the problems of and proposing solutions to the internal and external factors that inhibit women in their quest for social and professional equality. SBWL serves the entire community, coordinating and maintaining liaisons with other professional and women’s organizations. See www.sbwl.org

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Santa Barbara Club Preservation Foundation – This Foundation’s purposes include educating and informing the public by acquiring, restoring, preserving, and maintaining historically and/or architecturally significant buildings and structures in and around Santa Barbara County. This very much includes the historic clubhouse and surrounding structures of the Santa Barbara Club, of which Greg is a member. See https://www.sbcpreservationfoundation.org

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AAML Foundation – This is the charitable organization advancing one of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers’ most important goals: to protect children and families.  Greg was named a Fellow of the AAML in 2006 and has served as the President of its Southern California Chapter. He is one of the Foundation’s 444 Lifetime Donors throughout the U.S. See https://aaml.org

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Kids & Families Together – The mission of this Ventura County-based organization is to strengthen relationships by providing safe, supportive help that keeps family members emotionally connected to one another. See https://www.kidsandfamilies.org

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Smile Train - A baby with a cleft is born every 3 minutes. These children can experience isolation and often face prejudice in their communities. No child deserves to feel like an outcast. See https://my.smiletrain.org

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Boy Scouts of America - In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It is fun and hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. At age 13, Greg was one of the youngest ever to achieve the Eagle Scout rank. His son is now proudly a Scout, too. See https://www.scouting.org

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Trout Unlimited - TU brings people who care about cold water fisheries together to protect, reconnect and restore the places they love to fish. Greg is an avid fly fisher, and so supporting TU is natural. See https://www.tu.org

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California Trout -  CT’s goal is to restore vibrance and abundance to California's freshwater ecosystems, and to keep them that way for years to come. Supporting this goes hand-in-hand with our support of TU. See https://caltrout.org

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Ojai Valley Land Conservancy - The OVLC Land Committee and staff work tirelessly to identify, acquire, maintain and improve wildlands benefitting the Ojai community. As Greg is also an avid mountain biker, supporting OVLC is also natural! See https://ovlc.org

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HELP of Ojai – This is a vital resource for residents of the Ojai Valley. It is the only full time basic needs provider in the area, equipped to assist clients when they are at their most vulnerable and unable to travel elsewhere for help. See https://helpofojai.org

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Secure Beginnings (formerly the Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center) – This is an Ojai-based entity with a mission toward nurturing healthy relationships for families with children ages pre-natal to age three. It offers classes, playgroups, breastfeeding support, therapy and counseling, as well as new baby home visits. See https://securebeginnings.org

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Monica Ros School -- Monica Ros has been providing a magical beginning to Ojai children’s education for 75 years. Its mission is to expand a child’s natural passion for learning in a setting that celebrates Ojai’s natural beauty. All three of Greg’s children attended Monica Ros, and Greg previously served on its Board of Trustees. See http://www.monicaros.org

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Oak Grove School - The mission of Oak Grove School is to assist students in developing those qualities of mind, heart, and body that will enable them to function with excellence, care, and responsibility in the modern world. All three of Greg’s children also attended OGS. See https://oakgroveschool.org

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Food for Thought Ojai - FFT was organized by a group of concerned parents, educators and growers who joined to improve the nutritional status and food awareness of children in the Ojai Unified School District (OUSD). See https://foodforthoughtojai.org

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PBS-SoCal – As we all know, this organization provides content and experiences that inspire, inform and entertain, over the air, online, in the community and in the classroom. See https://www.pbssocal.org

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KCRW – Its mission is to unite communities around music, news and culture. See https://www.kcrw.com

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Ventura County Rescue Mission - The Mission serves the poor and homeless, offering hope to thousands of hurting people. It is the longest standing year-round shelter for homeless men in Ventura County. See https://vcrescuemission.org/about-us/

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ChildFund International - Through innovative solutions that help children living in poverty achieve their potential, ChildFund is changing the world — one child at a time. See https://www.childfund.org