Humboldt Mediation Services’ Mission is to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts in our community by using trained volunteers to provide the best possible services in mediation and facilitation as well as education in conflict resolution skills.
Our Vision is that peaceful conflict management and resolution will be accessible to all members of Humboldt County's diverse communities.
Who We Are
Established in 1983, Humboldt Mediation Services is a community based, non-governmental, nonprofit organization of trained volunteer Community Mediators.
Our goal is to work locally toward global peace by providing community members and organizations with community-based peacemaking tools.
We mediate these types of disputes:
How Can HMS Help You?
Are you faced with conflict or involved in a dispute?
Would you like to find a solution that will let you live in peace?
Call or e-mail our Case Manager.
For information about mediation services, trainings, custom workshops, board membership, or volunteer opportunities fill out our contact form or call us at 707-445-2505.
HMS practices the Community Boards model of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Community Board mediation is a forum for conflict resolution with a panel of three trained, neutral mediators to guide you through the process.
Prior to the mediation session(s), two mediators meet privately with each disputant to identify each person's issues and interests in a process called Case Development. The goal is for each person involved to communicate their feelings, wants, and needs so they can write an agreement together solving the conflict.
This can take one session or many sessions; the choice is up to the participants. You own the process!
Mediators are neutral facilitators, clarifiers, ground-rule enforcers, and consultants in the construction of agreements. Mediators never impose solutions on you, makes decisions on your behalf, or make recommendations to courts or other agencies.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10 am - 2 pm
Case Manager :
Office Administrator :
HMS is currently seeking an Office Intern. This unpaid position is an excellent opportunity to gain entry-level experience in the administration of a nonprofit alternative dispute resolution service.
Applicants may send a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations help us offer low-cost mediation services and trainings to the Humboldt County community.
Please consider donating today to help HMS work locally toward global peace.
National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM)
"I can't say enough good about the help HMS gave Kinetic Universe in our mediation... And neither side of that table had easy folks to contend with."
-- Maureen Burke of the Kinetic Universe Board
"I want to thank you and commend you for the valuable services you provide... [I] was impressed by the professional manner in which our case was handled."
-- Rosie Thompson