Community Resources


Social Advocates for Youth

Social Advocates for Youth provides support, opportunities and hope to children, youth and families. We are dedicated to creating and supporting a caring community where all children, youth and families grow, thrive and succeed.

We know that life has challenges, bad times, and is not always pretty. People make mistakes, bad decisions, exercise poor judgment. We do not avoid this, deny this, or run away from this. We embrace it as an opportunity to learn, change, and grow. It is easy to be with people when they are at their best, but people need support most when they are at their worst. Youth bring anger, fear, shame, guilt, anxiety, sadness with them. They need SAY for help, support, and transformation. This incredible capacity for hope and change shows us what we know: that people are amazing, wonderful, resilient, resourceful, beautiful, unique, and worthy. It is our honor to be there for them when they need us the most.

Mental Health/Counseling

  • North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-855-587-6373
  • Sonoma County Emergency Mental Health Hotline 1-800-746-8181
  • Verity Sexual Assault Hotline 707-545-7273
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit 1-800-576-8181
  • Mental Health Resources for Sonoma County Youth

Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Referral Services

  • Sonoma County Human Services/Volunteer Center:  565-2108
  • CALL 211 or text zip code to 898211 for info regarding housing, food, transportation, mental health, medical care, legal assistance, job assistance and more. Info in 150 languages. 


Financial Assistance

  • HCA (Rent Assistance): 544-1009 ext. 1009
  • Salvation Army (rent assistance):  93 Stony Circle Santa Rosa 542-0998
  • REACH Program (utilities support): 93 Stony Circle Santa Rosa 542-0998
  • Catholic Worker (rent and PG&E assistance): 465 A Street, Santa Rosa 575-8343
  • CAP (utility support): N. Dutton, Santa Rosa 544-6911 ext.1009 (M-F, 9:00-4:00)
  • HEAP (utility support): Monday-Thursdays 8:30-12:00 1-800-233-4480
  • CARE (PG&E assistance): 1-800-743-2273
  • Sonoma County Community Services: (for Spanish speaking families) - assistance with rent, transportation, immigration issues and referrals: 521-4760 or 433-6652.

Job Assistance

  • Job Link Center:  2245 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa 565-5550

Gang Prevention

  • El Puente (The Bridge) Choices for Change 568-2300 ext. 107

Southwest Community Health Centers

  • Appt. line 303-8911 or Spanish 303-3195

Pregnant & Parenting Teen Programs

  • Ridgway High School (formerly Nueva Vista); 522-3291
  • Adera (SCOE); 524-2885
  • Teen Parent Connection; 565-4440

LGBTQIA+ Support

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Resources

Domestic Violence & Child Abuse Reporting & Support

  • The Family Justice Center-(707) 565-8255; 2755 Mendocino Avenue Suite 100; 
  • Sonoma County Suspected Child Abuse Hotline 707-565-4304
  • YWCA Domestic Violence Services 546-1234

Housing Assistance