• Brothers Smiling
  • Child with Two Male Caregivers
  • Happy Child with Senior Caregiver
  • Smiling Woman with Baby

Family, Youth and Children's Services

The Family, Youth and Children's Services Division works with individuals and the community to ensure the safety and well-being of children and youth. 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.

The Family, Youth and Children's Services Division responds to allegations of abuse and neglect, intervenes in child abuse and neglect situations, provides services to families in which children are at risk, and refers to appropriate agencies when abuse or neglect are not involved.

Sonoma County Child Welfare Reports:

The Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation County Self-Assessment (CSA) is a systematic approach to examining the strengths and challenge areas for both organizations. This Self-Assessment process is mandated and outlined by the Federal Children and Family Services Review and takes place every five years in each California County.

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.

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.


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 please go to

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.

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


Contact Information

Nick Honey
Division Director
Family, Youth and Children's Services
Human Services Department
Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1202 Apollo Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Child Abuse Hotline

(707) 565-4304

(800) 870-7064 Toll Free


Some content on this page is saved in alternate format. To view these files, download the following software.

Windows Media Player   Windows Media® Player for Windows, Flip4MAC for MAC OSX, or Pipelight for Linux
Compressed ZIP Archive   WinZip® for downloading compressed files
Return to top of page
Return to top of page