Countywide (Santa Rosa location unless otherwise stated)
Chop’s Teen Club: 284-2467. For middle school & high school students. Art, sports & fitness, technology, culinary, music & recording, workforce ready programs, leadership & volunteer opportunities, field trips & movie nights. Middle school students: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm; Sat 12noon-7pm. High school students: Mon-Thu 3pm-7pm, Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat 12 noon to 10pm. Hours may vary seasonally. 509 Adams St. (map). Se habla español.

Coffee House Teen Shelter (Social Advocates for Youth/SAY): 24 Hr 888-729-0012/546-3432. Emergency shelter for youth 12-17 years old. Respite for families in crisis & family reunification services for runaway & homeless youth up to 24 years of age & their families. Also provides food, counseling & referrals. Services available in English and Spanish 24 hrs/7 days a week. Walk-ins welcome before 9pm. 1243 Ripley St. (map). Se habla español.

Conservation Corps North Bay: 303-3069.
A free, one-year employment training & educational program  for young people ages 18-25. Participants get their high school diploma & on-the-job training in environmental positions: recycling, trail-building, fire fuel reduction & construction-based projects. M-F 8:30am-5pm. 365 Blodgett Street, Cotati (map). Se habla español. List of positions online:

Elsie Allen Health Ctr: 528-5770. Teen health clinic. See Health Care section.

Esperanza Resource Services (Social Advocates for Youth): 544-3299. Job assistance, educational support, mentoring, social activities, field trips, community service opportunities, work experience & tattoo removal for youth ages 14-24. This program is geared towards engaging youth who are in a gang or at-risk of joining one. M-F 9am-5pm. 2447 Summerfield Road (map). Se habla español.

Positive Images: 568-5830. Free individual & group therapy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersexed youth & young adults. Thurs night meetings 7-9pm in Santa Rosa. Drop-in support group for youth 12-18 years old meets in Room R-10, Casa Grande High School, Wednesdays 3-4:30pm. 333 Casa Grande Rd, Petaluma. 312 Chinn St. (map). Se habla español.

Sanctuary House (Community Support Network): 799-0429. Low income housing, supportive case management & sober living for homeless youth (18-24 year olds) with mental health diagnosis. M-F 9am-4:30pm. 1410 Guerneville Rd. #14 (map). Also see listings for Community Support Network in Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Counseling & Mental Health, Emergency Shelters, Permanent Supportive Housing and Transitional Housing sections.

SAY College & Career Readiness Program (Social Advocates for Youth): 800-3961. Work-based learning (WBL) is an educational approach that  links learning in the workplace to learning in the classroom to engage students more fully and promote their exposure and access to future educational and career opportunities. WBL includes all interactions with employers from career exploration discussions in the classroom to field trips, career mentoring, job shadowing, internships & work experiences. Offered at high schools countywide. M-F 9am-5pm. 2447 Summerfield Road (map). Se habla español.

SAY Finley Dream Center (Social Advocates for Youth): 544-3299 or 24 hr 888-729-0012. Housing, counseling & job training for youth 18-24 years old. M-F 9am-5pm. 2447 Summerfield Road (map). Se habla español.

SAY’s Street Outreach Team (Social Advocates for Youth): 546-3432. Helps homeless youth, youth at risk for homelessness or youth in transition from 12 to 24 years old with mobile health services (2nd & 4th Monday of every month), obtaining IDs, new clothes, food, housing, resumes, job search & staying in school. 1243 Ripley St. (map). Se habla español.

Social Advocates for Youth Crisis Services (SAY): 24 hr 888-729-0012. Crisis intervention & counseling for teens & families. Medi-Cal Counseling Svs: 544-3299 x 237. For children, youth & young adults age 5-25 with Medi-Cal. Individual & family counseling for English & Spanish speakers experiencing severe emotional problems or having substantial difficulties at school, home or in the community. M-F 9am-5pm. 2447 Summerfield Road (map). Se habla español.

Tamayo Village (Social Advocates for Youth/SAY): 528-7500. Transitional housing for homeless, at-risk or former foster care young adults ages 18-24. No couples, children or pets. Not able to provide emergency housing. M-F 10am-4pm. 1700 Yulupa Av. (map).

VOICES Sonoma: 579-4327. Helps  with housing, education, employment & wellness for transitioning youth ages 16-24. Created & run by former foster youth. Closed Mondays. Open Tues-Thur 12 noon-6pm; Fri 12 noon-4:30pm. 714 Mendocino Ave. (map). Se habla español.

West County Community Services: 823-1640. Provides job development, placement, coaching & follow up services for disabled youth countywide. See listing in Guerneville section below. 16390 Main St. Guerneville (map). Se habla español.

YouthBuild Santa Rosa (Community Action Partnership Sonoma): 578-2034. Education, job training & leadership skills for youth ages 16-24 without a high school diploma. M-F 9am-5pm. 1300 No. Dutton Ave. (map). After May 1st: 141 Stony Circle, Suite 210, Santa Rosa, 707-544-6911. Se habla español.

YouthLink Employment & Education Services (Social Advocates for Youth/SAY): 800-3950. Free, countywide education & employment services. Work readiness training, case management & paid and unpaid work experiences for youth ages 16-24. Connects youth to local employers for career exploration & employment opportunities. Year round services are designed to help youth stay in school, become work ready, and succeed in their transition to adulthood.  2447 Summerfield Road (map). Se habla español.

Forestville Teen Clinic @ CASA (West Co. Health Centers): 887-0427. Free & confidential health care services for teens up to 24 yrs old. Birth control, free condoms, pregnancy testing, STD services, emergency contraception. Drop in Mon, Tue & Wed 2:30pm-5pm; Thu 4:30pm-7:30pm. 6570 First St. (Behind Rick’s Auto) (map). Se habla español.

Youth Education & Employment Services (YEES) (WCCS): 823-1640 x 403Individualized assistance with applications, resume & cover letter writing, reference lists & job search; Career & education assessments; Work readiness workshops; Opportunity to participate in 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, including job-related experiences with other agencies. Must be low income, have a disability or be in foster care. 16390 Main St. Guerneville (map).Se habla español.

Petaluma People Services Counseling
: 765-8488. In collaboration with other service agencies in Sonoma County, PPSC offers counseling and mentoring to teens in the areas of:

  • Life and Leadership Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Harm Reduction
  • Drug and Alcohol Refusal Skills
  • Youth and Family Case Management
  • Anger Management
  • Girls Circle
  • Job Training
  • Tutoring
  • Volunteer and Service Learning Activities
  • Career Planning
  • Education and Training Options
  • Free Use of Computer Lab
  • Mentoring

1500A Petaluma Blvd South (map). Se habla español.

SAY WillMar Family Grief Center (Social Advocates for Youth): 935-1946 / 544-3299 x 233
. Free group peer support & expressive arts for children, youth & adults healing after a death or the trauma of living with a family member with a life-altering illness. 583 First St. West (map). Se habla español.

YouthLink Employment & Education Svs – Sonoma Valley (Social Advocates for Youth / SAY): 583-9421. Work readiness training, job search, resumes & mock interviews, paid work experience & GED prep for youth ages 16-24. M-F 10am-7pm. Located at Teen Services, 17440 Sonoma Hwy (map). Se habla español.

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