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Humboldt Mediation Services

     Humboldt Mediation Services is a non-profit organization that promotes the peaceful resolution of conflicts in our community by providing the best possible services in mediation and facilitation with individuals and groups. 

Additionally, we foster education and training in communication and conflict resolution skills.  As trained volunteers working with a general manager, we provide effective, affordable services.

     Our Vision is that peaceful conflict management and resolution will be accessible to all members of Humboldt County's diverse communities.

Office Hours

Mondays through Fridays from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

We extend our sincere appreciation to

Tim Canning

Coast Central Credit Union

Jacqueline Ellinwood

Folie Douce



Mad River Brewery

North Coast Repertory Theatre

Mark Pringle

Rob Roversi

Chip Sharpe

Sterling F. Paddock Memorial Fund,
  a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation

Anda Webb

Buzz & Judy Webb

Matthew Wennerholm


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. 


HMS Staff

General Manager:  Peggy Pryor

Case Managers:     Kyle Eke

                            Zoe Griffith

                            Kristen Ketterman

                            Gina Velasquez

                            Karen Villa


Upcoming events

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Who we are:

Established in 1983, Humboldt Mediation Services is a community based, nongovernmental, nonprofit organization of trained volunteer community mediators.

  • We provide conflict resolution services for disputes of all kinds, including divorce and separation, child custody, family conflict, workplace or business conflict, property conflict, and tenant-landlord conflict.
  • Our Community Board style of mediation encourages communication, collaborative resolution, and win-win solutions as an alternative to costly court cases and ongoing conflicts.

Our goal is to work locally toward global peace by providing community members and organizations with community-based peacemaking tools.

Our services:

  • Community Board Mediation - a panel of three trained volunteer community mediators assist you in working toward your own written win-win solutions.  We are impartial - we do not recommend solutions or represent sides.  Our mediators help you set ground rules and maintain them; hold a respectful space for you; and guide you through a process designed to arrive at your own written agreement. 

  • Custom Workshops - Humboldt Mediation Services trainers work with you to design a training for you and your organization that focuses on active learning to arrive at new communication and conflict management skills.  

  • Facilitated Meetings - a team of trained facilitators provide impartial assistance and help your group navigate toward a shared vision.  This can include elements of mediation and/or training when useful.

  • Speaker's Bureau - HMS volunteers speak to your group about the value of finding collaborative solutions and introduce you to Humboldt Mediation Services.

  • Community Mediator Training - at least annually, HMS offers a 34-hour training in community mediation.  The training is fast-paced, active and in-depth.  Those who wish to go on and serve with Humboldt Mediation then complete a term of mentorship in which they work one-on-one with an experienced mentor.  Email us at humboldtmediation@reninet.com or call us at 707-445-2505 if you would like to be notified of the next mediator training.

  • Communication and Conflict Management Workshops - several times per year Humboldt Mediation Services offers one-day trainings in interpersonal conflict management, as well as workplace and business-related communication issues.  Learn how to communicate more effectively with co-workers, friends and family in a fun and interactive workshop!

Contact Us

317 Third Street, Suite 8, Eureka, CA  95501


An important note about fees

It's our greatest concern to assist in peaceful resolution of conflict in our families, neighborhoods and communities.  HMS uses a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay, and we keep that scale as modest as we can while still keeping our doors open.  No one will be denied mediation because of inability to pay.  If our fees create a financial hardship, please contact our General Manager.


"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

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