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Departmentof Human Services - County of Sonoma Empower, Support, Protect  
Family, Youth & Children Services    

Family, Youth and Children's Services

Nick Honey, Director
1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-4300

Child Protective Services & Child Welfare Services
(707) 565-4300 (8:00 am-5:00 pm Mon-Fri)
(707) 565-4304 (24-hour Hotline) or (800) 870-7064

The Family, Youth and Children's Services Division works with individuals and the community to ensure the safety and well-being of children under 18. Staff provides protective and supportive social services in the belief that children and their families deserve stable nurturing homes, a supportive environment, and a sense of personal empowerment and hope.

Responds to allegations of abuse and neglect, intervenes in child abuse and neglect situations and provides services to families in which children are at risk. Refers to appropriate agencies when abuse or neglect are not involved. Call (707) 565-4304 (24 hour reporting line) or (800) 870-7064 to report suspected child abuse or neglect.

pdf icon Sonoma County Self Assessment Executive Summary (PDF: 333 kB)

pdf icon Sonoma County Self Assessment – Child Welfare & Juvenile Probation (PDF: 15.57 MB)

The 2014 - 2019 Child Welfare System Improvement Plan is Sonoma County's commitment to make measurable improvement in the areas of child safety, permanency and well-being.

pdf icon 2014-2019 System Improvement Plan Executive Summary (PDF:399 kB)

pdf icon 2014-2019 System Improvement Plan - Child Welfare & Juvenile Probation (PDF:1.25 MB)

Foster Care
1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-4300

Provides cash assistance for children who have been removed from their home and have been made dependents of the juvenile court. These funds can be paid to relatives, foster family homes, group homes or other approved placements.

Foster Care Licensing/Recruitment
1202 Apollo Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 565-4300

Sonoma County has over 500 abused and neglected children who cannot safely remain in their parent's care. We have a serious need for foster families to provide safe and loving homes for these children. Other children are in need of adoptive homes. We are particularly looking for foster families who can take in sibling groups, toddlers and teenagers.

For more information on how to become a foster parent please go to our website at:

For more information on foster care licensing
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Redwood Children's Center
2755 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 204
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-6360
(707) 565-8621 FAX

Provides a child-friendly environment where victims of child sexual abuse can be interviewed and observed by a team of professionals eliminating the need for multiple, separate interviews.

Valley Of The Moon Children's Home
P.O. Box 1539
Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1539
(707) 565-6350
(707) 565-6352 FAX

Provides a stable, supportive and nurturing environment to children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect until a suitable foster home or other appropriate placement is arranged.

Valley Of The Moon Children's Foundation
PO Box 11671
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

The Valley of the Moon Children's Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established to provide supportive and educational services for the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Sonoma County. The original purpose of raising funds for special touches for the children was greatly expanded to launching a capital campaign to build a new home for the children. To date, in excess of $7.5 million has been raised resulting in the completion of the new home. Fundraising efforts will continue to raise additional funds for the completion of other enhancements to the new home and an administrative wing. The Foundation will continue their support and will focus on four key areas: (1) continued supplemental support for the children in the home; (2) support for emancipated children including education, housing and employment guidance; (3) support for children in foster care and foster parents; (4) community child abuse prevention.

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