Sonoma County Homeless Resource Guide              






























Employment & Training

Buckelew Program: 571-5581.
 See Counseling & Mental Health section.

California Human Development Anthony Soto Employment Training: 521-4764.  Assists farm workers & others to secure stable, non-seasonal jobs. Trainings include: truck driver class A license, shipping & receiving & forklift training. Office hours: M-F 7am-5pm. 1015 Center Dr. # B (map). Se habla español.  Also see Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Disability, Farm Worker Services & Immigration

Catholic Charities Coach 2 Career: 542-5426. For homeless or formerly homeless people. 7-week course includes employment counseling, life skills, Hire Attire workshops, resume building & computer job searches. M-F 9am-5pm. 465 A St. (map). Se habla español. Also see additional listings for Catholic Charities in Emergency Shelters, Financial Assistance, Food & Transitional Housing sections.

Conservation Corps North Bay: 303-3069. A free, one-year employment training & educational program  for young people ages 18-24. Participants get high school diploma & paid on-the-job training in environmental positions: recycling, trail-building, fire fuel reduction & construction-based projects. To apply for a position in the Summer Youth Ecology Corps, visit Office hrs: M-F 8:30am-5pm. 365 Blodgett Street, Cotati (map). Se habla español. List of positions online at

Experience Works565-5550. Job training, resumes & employment search for 55+. Helps seniors find training positions with nonprofit organizations & government departments.  Participants are paid minimum wage & work/train at their respective agencies for a limited number of hours each week.  Experience Works helps participants to prepare for employment by updating or creating a resume, assist with interview practice, case management & develop effective job search strategies. Must be 55+ years of age, unemployed & eligible to work in the US. Family income must not be more than 125% of federal poverty income guidelines. M-F 8am-5pm. 2227 Capricorn Way #101 (map) Se habla español.

Goodwill Industries: 523-0550.  Job placement, resumes & interviewing skills for people with mental health issues. Mon-Thu 8:30am-3:30pm; Fri 8:30am-12:30pm. 651 Yolanda Ave. (map). Se habla español.

North Bay Veterans Resource Center (Div. of Veterans Resource Centers of America): 578-8387. See Veterans Services section.

Sonoma County Job Link: 565-5550. Job search, training, career planning, resumes, computer lab, job placement. Special services for veterans, seniors 55+, people with disabilities & youth. M-F 8am-5pm. Orientation every day at 1:30pm at 2227 Capricorn Way #100 (map).  Se habla español.

SonomaWORKS: 565-5500. Welfare-to-work program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients, employment & training services, cash assistance, child care, transportation, mental health & substance abuse services. M-F 9am-5pm. Also see Permanent Housing Assistance section.  2227 Capricorn Way #100 (map). Se habla español.

West County Community Services: 823-1640 x 102. Provides job development, placement, coaching & follow up services for disabled youth countywide. See listing in Guerneville section below16390 Main St. (map). Se habla español.

YouthBuild Santa Rosa (Community Action Partnership Sonoma): 578-2034. Education, job training & leadership skills for youth 16-24 without a high school diploma. Mon 8:30am-2pm; T-Th 8 am-4pm; Fri 8:30am-1pm. 2230 Lomitas Av. Se habla español.

YouthLink Employment & Education Svs (Social Advocates for Youth): 544-3299 x239. Job readiness, resumes & mock interviews. Helps with apprenticeship programs, staying in school & GED prep for youth 14-21. M-F 9am-5pm. 3440 Airway Drive #F (map)Also see additional listings for Social Advocates for Youth in Counseling & Mental Health and Youth Services sections. Se habla español.

Graton Day Labor Center: 829-1864. Connects day workers with jobs. Health screenings one morning/week for day laborers working through the Labor Center. English language classes. Hiring Hrs: Mon-Sat 6:30am-11am; Sun 8am-12 noon. Center Hrs: Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm; Sat 6:30am-1pm; Sun 8am-12 noon. 2981 Bowen St. (map). Se habla español.

 (WCCS): 823-1640 x 102. Welfare-to-work program for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients, employment & training services, cash assistance, child care, transportation, mental health & substance abuse services for West County residents. Job search skills workshops, individualized assistance, work experience in public & non-profit sectors, support with image-building & self-esteem, interviewing skills, resume writing & application completion skills, cold calling & networking skills, problem solving, life skills training such as budgeting & money management, organizational skills, time management, stress & anger management & parenting skills, voicemail access & bus passes. 16390 Main St. (map). Se habla español.

Youth Education & Employment Services (YEES) (WCCS): 823-1640 x 403. Individualized assistance with applications, resume & cover letter writing, reference lists, & job search; Career & education assessments; Work readiness workshops; Opportunity to participate in ecological crew paid work experience or individual paid internships; Community & work-related learning experiences such as job shadows, local community clean-up projects, & volunteer opportunities; Assistance in applying to colleges or trade schools; Help with applications, financial aid, scholarships & housing; Leadership opportunities; Referrals to other resources as needed, including access to additional job-related experiences with other agencies. Youth must be low income, or have a disability, or be in foster care. 16390 Main St. Guerneville (map). Se habla español.

Healdsburg Day Labor Center (California Human Development): 433-6652. 
Connects day & field workers with employers. Helps with resumes, translation, applications & educational opportunities. M-F 7am-12pm. 405 Grove St. (map). Se habla español.

Petaluma People Services Center YouthLink:
 765-8488. School to career activities, individualized education and/or employment. M-F 9am-5pm. 1500A Petaluma Blvd So. (map). Se habla español. Also see Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Counseling & Mental Health, Financial Assistance, Legal Services and Senior Services

SonomaWorks (Petaluma People Services Center): 765-8488. Welfare-to-work program for TANF recipients. M-F 9am-5pm. 1500A Petaluma Blvd So. (map). Se habla español.

La Luz Center: 938-5131. 
Helps with computer literacy, ESL Classes, GED in Spanish, high school tutoring & mentoring, scholarships. Mon-Fri 9am-4pm. 17560 Greger St. (map)Also see Day Centers, Financial Assistance, Food and Health Care sections. Se habla español.

YouthLink Employment Services – Sonoma Valley (Social Advocates for Youth): 996-7991. Training, tutoring, supportive services, leadership opportunities, adult mentoring, work experience, counseling & referrals for youth 14-21. M-F 9am-5pm. 1055 Broadway #E-2 (map). Se habla español.

Quick Links



Health Care
Financial Help