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Youth Services


Countywide (Santa Rosa location)
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): 24/7 Crisis Hotline 888-729-0012. Emergency shelter for youth 12-17 years old. Respite for families in crisis & family reunification services for runaway and homeless youth. Also provides food, crisis counseling & referrals. Services available in English & Spanish 24 hrs/7 days a week. Drop-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 Campus: 528-5770. General medicine for teens 12-19 years old. Located on Elsie Allen High School Campus. Don’t have to be a student to use the health center.Mon-Thur 8am-5pm; Fri 8am-4pm. Most teens eligible for reproductive health services through FamilyPACT.  Other services are provided on a sliding scale or at no cost. Se habla español. 599 Bellevue Ave. #G1 (map).

Job Readiness and Youth Employment (Social Advocates for Youth – SAY): 544-3304. Free job skills training, resumes building, mock interviewing, connection to internships and employment in the community for youth 14-24. Drop in Resource Center Monday-Thursday at the SAY Career Hub. 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. Also see listings for Community Support Network in Alcohol & Drug Recovery, Counseling & Mental Health, Emergency Shelters, Permanent Supportive Housing and Transitional Housing.

SAY Finley Dream Center (Social Advocates for Youth - SAY): 544-3299 or 24/7 Crisis Hotline 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 Medi-Cal Counseling Program (Social Advocates for Youth - SAY): 544-3299 or 24/7 Crisis Hotline 888-729-0012. For children, youth, and young adults age 5-25 with Medi-Cal insurance. 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.

SAY’s Street Outreach Team (Social Advocates for Youth - SAY): 546-3432 or 24/7 Crisis Hotline  Helps homeless youth, youth at risk for homelessness or youth in transition throughout Sonoma County. Provides basic need supplies and housing, counseling, and employment referrals. 1243 Ripley St. (map). Se habla español.

SOS Community Counseling Clinic: 284-3444. Provides free & very low cost therapy, support groups & mental health crisis intervention services. Serves youth & families. Also located in Windsor, Rohnert Park & Healdsburg. Project of Sonoma State University. Main clinic: 319 So. E St., SR. Se habla español.

Tamayo House (Social Advocates for Youth - SAY): 544-3299 x 272. 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. 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.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 403. 
Individualized 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 & 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.

Job Readiness and Youth Employment (Social Advocates for Youth - SAY): Call or text 707-583-9421.
Training, tutoring, supportive services, leadership opportunities, adult mentoring, work experience & job referrals for youth 16-24. Se habla español.

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