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Resources for Women and Girls in Sonoma County

In 2011, the Commission on the Status of Women worked with other community groups in an effort to establish a coalition of agencies whose services are available to women and girls of Sonoma County. A result of those efforts is an online reference guide that identifies services available and how to access those services.

Organizations that wish to be included on this list, or wish to inform us of a change in the services provided should contact us at csw@sonoma-county.org.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW advances equity for women and girls, through advocacy, education and outreach

Expanding your Horizons (EYH)

Expanding Your Horizons is a conference to increase the awareness of young women and their parents of the importance of adequate preparation in math and science.  (707)664-2241

Family Justice Center

The Family Justice Center Sonoma County empowers family violence victims to live free from violence and abuse by providing comprehensive services centered on and around victims in one location. Open 8:30am to 4.30pm, Monday through Friday. 2755 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; (707)545-8255

First Five Sonoma County

An organization within the County of Sonoma family of service organizations working to "maximize the healthy development of all Sonoma County children from the prenatal stage through age five through support, education, and advocacy." 490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 203, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; (707)565-6686


The Community Child Care Council of Sonoma County (4C's) offers education, resources, and direct services that aid in their mission of supporting the well-being of every child in our community, and improving the quality and availability of Child Care in Sonoma County. 131-A Stony Circle, Suite 300, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; (707)544-3077

Guided to Safety

Sonoma County’s resource for education and information on Domestic Violence, Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault. P.O. Box 4716, Petaluma, CA  94955-4716; Email: GuidedToSafety@gmail.com

La Luz Center

La Luz is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Sonoma Valley neighbors, who contribute to the economic, cultural and social well being of our community. 17560 Greger Street, Sonoma, CA 95476; (707)938-5131

Latino Service Providers

The LSP-SC mission is to serve and strengthen Hispanic families and children by building healthy communities and reducing disparities within Sonoma County. 930 Shiloh Road, Bldg 44, Suite D, Windsor, CA 95492; (707)837-9577

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. 555 Fifth Street, Suite 300o, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; (707)546-5943

The Living Room

The Living Room is the only daytime drop-in center in Sonoma County that specifically serves homeless and at-risk women and their children. Open 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. 1207 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; (707)579-0138

National Organization For Women

Mission: to bring women into full participation in American society.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Sonoma County

The mission of NAMI is to provide education, support, and advocacy for all people affected by mental health challenges. info@namisoco.org; Main phone/Warn-line: (707)527-6655

Scholarships for Women

The Open Education Database is a great tool to find a list of dedicated college scholarships for women. Eligibility requirements vary, and some are limited to: single parents, women returning to pursue their collegiate education, or specific areas of study. There is a special category for women interested in the STEM fields.

Scholarships & Grants for Single Moms

A second Open Education Database site for single mothers following their dreams to higher education.

Soroptimist International, Santa Rosa

An international organization for business and professional women who work to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. (707)545-6089


Working in partnership with the community, Verity strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assault and abuse as well as human trafficking. Walk-in crisis counseling available weekdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm at 835 Piner Road, Suite D, Santa Rosa, CA 95403; 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (707)545-7273

Women's Global Leadership Initiative

The Mission of Global Leadership Initiative (WGLI) is to promote a values based leadership program that unleashes the power of women to initiate change in their communities. (415)737-9454

Women's Recovery Services

Women's Recovery Services (WRS) is a haven where women struggling to live free from addiction can find the support and specialized treatment they need. (707)527-0412

YWCA Sonoma County

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. The leading provider of Domestic Violence services in Sonoma County.   (707)546-9922

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Contact Information

Commission on the Status of Women
Human Resources Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Suite 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464975, -122.725632
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