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Education, Family Support, Special Needs

Action Network

Action Network 80(707) 884-5413

(707) 884-5414- Spanish

39144 Ocean Drive, Suite 3
Gualala, CA 95445                                                                                

Triple P Parenting 80Triple P Positive Parenting services provided

Alternative Family Services

Alternative Family Services 80(707) 576-7700  

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 218
Santa Rosa, CA  95403

Provides therapeutic foster care and reunification services for abused, neglected and troubled children in Marin and Sonoma Counties and short and long-term treatment foster homes for children up to age 18. 

Amarosa Teen Parent Program

Sonoma County Office of Education 80(707) 524-2885

Sonoma County Office of Education provides education and support services so that pregnant and parenting students can continue their education at a comprehensive or alternative high school. The program provides childcare and related services to assist teen parents in graduating from high school. Spanish spoken. 

Anova Center for Education

Anova 80(707) 527-7032

Administrative Office
2911 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

ACE Sonoma
50 Mark West Springs Road, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Provides education and therapy services to children and families living with autism and learning differences.  Their model specializes in autism and related social, emotional, and behavioral needs. 

Child Parent Institute (CPI)


3650 Standish Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Parenting Classes

Triple P Parenting 80(707) 284-1500

CPI offers classes to parents of children ages 0-18. Classes include Infant Massage, Guiding Your Toddler and Preschooler, Triple P Positive Parenting, Parenting Your Teen, Dad's Connection, Dads Make a  Difference. Spanish spoken.

Parent Support Services

(707) 585-6108

Parents receive one-to-one parent education and support in their own homes. The parent educator will help the parent identify challenges and will work with the parent to develop parenting strategies that will work best in their own family environment. Also includes classes to help with special needs or challenges. Spanish spoken.

Rohnert Park Family Resource Center (Formerly known as Sonoma County Adult and Youth Development)

(707) 793-9030

7345 Burton Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Services include counseling, family advocacy, substance abuse prevention services, parent education, anger management, Latino outreach services, as well as other support services. Spanish spoken. 

Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County (CAP)


1300 North Dutton Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Avance 80AVANCE

Parent-Child Education Program: Intensive parent-child education program for Spanish speaking parents of children 0-3 years old. School year program, so you must sign up in Aug. Eligibility: 0-5 years old and in target school.

Head Start 80Head Start/Early Head Start

(707) 544-6911

Provides comprehensive services to the children and families in areas such as social, health, dental, nutrition, mental health, special education, etc. Offers opportunities for parent involvement including program governance, classroom observation and assistance, goal setting for their children and family. Operates sites throughout Sonoma County. Eligibility: Low-income families with child under age 5. Languages Offered: Spanish, Arabic, Khmer.

Pasitos 80Pasitos

(707) 544-6911

Free literacy activities for families and their 3 year-olds in targeted areas of Sonoma County. Part of the First 5 Sonoma County Strategic Plan. Spanish spoken. Must meet requirements.

School readiness 80School Readiness Programs

(707) 544-6911 x 1025

Provides services to improve school readiness in elementary school attendance areas with high percentages of English learners.

Southwest Family Resource Center

(707) 579-4816

School based Family Resource Center helping to connect families with young children to area resources. Offers case management, parenting classes, family advocacy, information, and referral services to families seeking to build their parenting knowledge and protective factor. Eligibility: Family residents of Southwest Santa Rosa in need of services. Spanish spoken.

Via Esperanza 80Via Esperanza Centro De Educacion

(707) 481-1781 – Nubia Padilla

(707) 480-9374 – Imelda Vera

(707) 480-9374 – Magdelena Mendoza

2480 Sebastopol Road, Room 42
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Triple P Parenting 80Triple P Positive Parenting services provided. School based Family Resource Center helping to connect families with young children to area resources. Offers case management, parenting classes, family advocacy, information, and referral services to families seeking to build their parenting knowledge and protective factor.

Committee on the Shelterless - Kids First

Committee on the Shelterless 80(707) 765-6530

1500 Petaluma Boulevard South, Suite. B
Petaluma, CA 94952

Free workshops to strengthen families (parents and children attend together). Family advocate mentors parents. Teachers provide age-appropriate activities and workshops for children, and evening child care for shelter residents. 

Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4Cs)

4Cs 80(707) 544-3077

131-A Stony Circle, Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Child care services for the families of Sonoma County including child development centers and preschool for children up to 6 years old, child care referrals, and a voucher program to help income-eligible parents pay for child care. Food program, training, and support for child care providers. Spanish spoken. 

County of Sonoma

Human Services 80Human Services Placement Section

(707) 565-4300

(800) 870-7064 - Toll Free

Maternal Child Health Field Nursing 80Maternal Child Health Field Nursing Program

(707) 565-4440

Public Health Nurses provide home-based services to pregnant women and families with young children with services that include assessment of clients in their homes, health education, parenting instruction, information on breastfeeding, family planning and birthing, nursing diagnosis and advice, nutritional counseling, and referral to health and supportive services. Eligibility: High risk families with infants or toddlers under 5 years, prenatal women. Spanish spoken.

Nurse Family Partnership 80Nurse-Family Partnership

(707) 565-4440

Provides free voluntary home visits with a nurse for first time pregnant women who may participate until their child is 2 years of age. Eligibility: Must reside in Sonoma County, meet low income guidelines and enroll before the 28th week of pregnancy. Spanish spoken.

Teen Parent Connections 80Teen Parent Connections Adolescent Family Life And Cal-Learn Programs

(707) 565-4440

Provides services to pregnant teens and young parents designed to improve their health and that of their infant. Assists pregnant teens or teenage parents in completing/furthering education, improving parent and infant health and promoting good parenting skills. Eligibility: Pregnant and parenting, 18 years and younger.  Spanish spoken.

Sonoma County Library 80Sonoma County Libraries 

Books, magazines, and resources for families. Programs for children, special events, and summer reading programs. Call and/or go online for reading and literacy programs and for the library near you. To get a free library card, bring photo identification and proof of address to library and complete application (available in Spanish). Use of library resources is free.

Adult Literacy Program

(707) 544-2622

Free one-to-one tutoring, conversation classes, and computer literacy. Learn to read or improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling, listening, and comprehension. Students with a child under 5 participate in Families for Literacy Program and receive free children’s books. Spanish spoken.


(707) 894-5271

401 North Cloverdale Boulevard
Cloverdale, CA 95425

Rohnert Park-Cotati

(707) 584-9121

6250 Lynne Conde Way
Rohnert Park, CA 94928


(707) 887-7654

7050 Covey Road
Forestville, CA 95436 (on El Molino campus)

Santa Rosa - Central

(707) 545-0831

211 E Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404


(707) 869-9004

14107 Armstrong Woods Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

Santa Rosa - Northwest

(707) 546-2265

150 Coddingtown Center
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


(707) 433-3772

139 Piper Street
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Santa Rosa - Rincon Valley

(707) 537-0162

6959 Montecito Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95409


(707) 874-3080

73 Main Street
Occidental, CA 95465


(707) 823-7691

7140 Bodega Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472


(707) 763-9801

100 Fairgrounds Drive
Petaluma, CA 94952

Sonoma Valley

(707) 996-5217

755 West Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476


(707) 838-1020

9291 Old Redwood Highway, #100
Windsor, CA 95492

Early Learning Institute

Early Learning Institute 80(707) 591-0170 

311 Professional Center Drive, Suite 100
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Triple P Parenting 80Support and services for very young children and their families. Developmental screenings, home visiting services, early intervention, and consultation to child care providers. Must meet requirements. Spanish spoken. Triple P Positive Parenting services provided. 

Early Start Infant Program

SELPA 80(707) 569-2022

5340 Skylane Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Special Education Local Plan Area The SELPA Early Start Infant Program is part of a free, government-funded program that provides assessment and Intervention to children, from birth to age 3, with suspected developmental delays and/or high risk for developmental delays. Eligibility: Children, from birth to age 3, with vision, orthopedic, or hearing impairments. Spanish and sign language available. 

Easter Seals North Bay

Easter Seals 80(707) 843-3745    

160 Wikiup Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Easter Seals provides innovative therapy, training, education, and support services to individuals from birth through young adulthood living with disabilities-especially those diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. 

Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) - Parents Place Family Resource Center

Jewish Family and Children Services 80(707) 303-1520

1360 North Dutton Avenue, Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Triple P Parenting 80Parent education classes including Triple P, counseling, coaching and consultation; post adoption services for adults and children; lending library and community services bulletin board. 

Kaiser Health Education Medical Offices West


(707) 393-4167

401 Bicentennial Way,  Suite 145
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 (Richard Stein Building)

(707) 566-5277

3925 Old Redwood Highway, Suite 144
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Parenting classes (nutrition and activity for toddlers/preschoolers and taking care of a child with asthma). Call for more information or to enroll. Spanish spoken. 

La Luz Center

La Luz 80(707) 938-5131

17560 Greger Street
Sonoma, CA 95476

La Luz is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our Sonoma Valley neighbors, who contribute to the economic, cultural and social well-being of our community. La Luz provides English language training, teaches computer skills, distributes food, hosts medical services, offers crisis counseling, and supports events that celebrate the richness of our multicultural community. Spanish spoken. 

Life Pregnancy Services

Life Pregnancy 80(707) 829-6661

7983 Covert Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Offers community resources for pregnant or single mothers who need assistance. Provides baby clothes and equipment, car seats, diapers, maternity clothes, and limited financial assistance in the area of baby furniture such as cribs or bassinets. Also, provides community resources for single moms and their families, parenting and child development education, and housing referrals. Spanish spoken. 

Lifeworks of Sonoma County - Family Education Center

Lifeworks 80(707) 568-2300

1200 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Strengthens families and individuals through education and counseling. Our services include parent education meetings, individual and family counseling, variety of workshops and support groups, training and services for parent educators, bookstore and lending library. Spanish spoken.

Lilliput Children's Services

Lilliput Children Services 80(707) 603-3500

Provides counseling, support and resources for families or individuals and work with birth, foster, and kinship and adoptive families.

Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center

Matrix 80(415) 884-3535

(800) 578-2592 - Toll Free

94 Galli Drive, Suite C
Novato, CA 94949

Empowers families of children with special needs to successfully understand and access the systems that serve them. When you’re concerned about your infant or toddler meeting developmental milestones Matrix can provide an individual consultation to discuss your child's specific needs as you plan for transition to preschool. Spanish spoken. 

Migrant Education

Migrant Education 80(707) 526-1272

5510 Skylane Boulevard, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Student and family support, student enrichment, intervention activities, summer educational program in cooperation with school districts. Eligibility: Children of migrant farm workers. Spanish spoken. 

North Bay Regional Center (NBRC)

North Bay Regional Center 80(707) 256-1100 - Hotline/Helpline

(800) 646-3268 - Warmline

10 Executive Court
Napa, CA 94558

NBRC’s Early Start Program collaborates with community agencies to serve children from birth to age three when there is a concern about development, speech, vision, hearing, orthopedic needs, and issues surrounding difficult births. NBRC also provides diagnosis, psychological and social evaluation, and prevention of developmental disabilities. Offers services not provided by other public agencies including day activities, supported employment, behavioral services, information and referral services. Spanish and sign available. 

Petaluma Adult School

Pasitos Playgroups

Petaluma City Schools 80(707) 778-4633

200 Douglas Street
Petaluma, CA 94952

Avance 80Part of the Petaluma City Schools, Petaluma Adult School offers AVANCE Early Childhood Education and Parent Education, Pasitos/Little Steps (a free bilingual class for parents and their children 3-5 that do not attend preschool) and Triple P Parenting classes.  ESL classes and adult high school diploma classes are also offered.

Pasitos 80McDowell School Family Resource Center

(707) 778-4697

421 South McDowell Boulevard
Petaluma, CA 94954

Triple P Parenting 80Supports the McDowell/McKinley School Communities in Petaluma.  School-based resources include "Raising a Reader" family reading program, Triple P counseling for parents, liaison between parents and the schools, ESL classes for adults, and the community garden.  The Family Resource Center provides information and referrals for: health services, jobs/employment, immigration and other legal issues, Cal-Fresh/supplemental food, and educational options. 

Petaluma Bounty

Petaluma Bounty 80(707) 765-8488

P.L.A.Y. Petaluma Loves Active Youth, youth who are diagnosed with food related disease can participate in this 8 week program held at the Petaluma Health Center. 

Redwood Empire Foster Parent Association

(707) 763-5154

Provides foster care services for residents of Sonoma County.   

River to Coast Children's Services (RCCS)

River to Coast children's services 80(707) 869-3613

16300 First Street
Guerneville. CA 95446

Triple P Parenting 80Parent and child care provider workshops and trainings in West County communities. Spanish spoken. Triple P Positive Parenting services provided. 

Russian River Counselors

Russian River Counselors 80(707) 865-1200  

19375 Highway 116
Monte Rio, CA 95462

Triple P Parenting 80Psychological services for families. Triple P Services. Sliding scale, Medi-Cal accepted. 

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa junior College 801501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Children's Center

(707) 527-4224

Provides a child care center and lab school for child development students. Serving children, ages 6 months to 5 years, of Santa Rosa Junior College students, staff and faculty. Subsidized care and full cost slots are available. Spanish spoken.

English as s Second Language (ESL) Department

(707) 527-4382

ESL classes for children and adults throughout Sonoma County. Non-credit courses are free. Call and/or go to website for schedules, locations, and more information. Spanish spoken. 

Foster and Kinship Care Education Program

(707) 535-3752

Provides classes, workshops, resource referrals; support for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents, helping them to care for special needs of children who are unable to live with biological parents. Also welcome are agencies and individuals working with children and youth in foster, kinship, and adoptive families or other out-of-home placement. 

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation

Sonoma Valley Education Foundation 80(707) 935-9566

Avance 80The AVANCE Parent-Child Education Program provides weekly three-hour classes to low-income Latino parents who have children under age 3 and includes early education for the children. Classes focus on parent education, early childhood development, literacy, and school readiness and are conducted in Spanish.

A Special Place Therapeutic Preschool and Child Care Center

YWCA 80(707) 523-2337

1421 Guerneville Road, Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Triple P Parenting 80YWCA of Sonoma County Provides year round therapeutic preschool and child care for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect and are from families in crisis. Counseling available to parents and children enrolled in program. Eligibility: 2.9 to 5 years old, at risk; for more information about criteria and qualifications, please call - must be referred by a licensed therapist, counselor or doctor. Spanish spoken. Triple P Positive Parenting services provided. 

Sunny Hills Services

Sunny Hills Services 80(707) 569-0877

411 King Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Triple P Parenting 80Services include residential treatment in a campus setting, four neighborhood group homes, day treatment, two certified non-public schools, a therapeutic summer camp, family preservation and reunification, and job and independent living skills training. Serves abused, neglected and emotionally disturbed children and their families.  Triple P services provided.


(800) 822-9490

TrustLine is California’s registry of in-home child care providers, tutors, in-home counselors, and child care staff at Ancillary Child Care Centers who have passed a background screening. It was created by the California Legislature in 1987 and is a powerful resource for parents hiring a nanny or baby-sitter. All caregivers listed with TrustLine have been cleared through a fingerprint check of records at the California Department of Justice. This means they have no disqualifying criminal convictions or substantiated child abuse reports in California. TrustLine is administered by the California Department of Social Services and the non-profit California Child Care Resource and Referral Network. It is endorsed by the California Academy of Pediatrics.


Verity 80(707) 545-7270

835-D Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Program provides counseling, violence prevention education, therapy support, crisis training, communication, assisting persons that are survivors of sexual assault. This also includes hospital and court accompaniments to all of Sonoma County. Provides workshops for children kindergarten to 6th grade, school staff and parents on safety skills to prevent child abuse. Accepts calls from deaf individuals. Spanish spoken. 


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