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The Safety Net Collaborative

In response to the Board’s Safety Net Priority, the Sonoma County Safety Net Departments (referred to as the Safety Net Collaborative) of Health Services, Human Services, Community Development Commission (housing), Probation, District Attorney, Sheriff, the Courts, Child Support Services, Public Defender, Information Systems Department and County Counsel created an innovative initiative – ACCESS Sonoma – to develop strategies to identify and coordinate services for the most vulnerable residents to improve their access to the services and programs of the safety net and to also move them through it to greater self-sufficiency and improved well-being.

Members of the Safety Net Collaborative meet monthly to discuss policy development, discharge planning, interim encampment policy; they make funding decisions, staffing decisions, cohort selections. 

ACCESS Sonoma Organizational Leadership


The Sonoma County Safety Net Departments and community partners work together to link shared clients with the wrap around services they need. Our partners and the services they provide include:

Sonoma County Departments:

  • Health Services
    • Drug & Alcohol Services
    • Mental Health Services
    • Public Health
  • Human Services
    • Adult and Aging including Veterans Services
    • Economic Assistance
    • Employment & Training
    • Family, Youth and Children Services
  • Housing and Homelessness Services (CDC)
    • Housing Authority voucher programs
    • Homeless services and navigation services 
  • Probation Department
  • Child Support Services
  • Public Defender's Office
  • Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

Community Partners

Community Health Services

  • Alliance Medical Center
  • Petaluma Health Center
  • Santa Rosa Community Health Centers
  • West County Health Centers
  • Sonoma Valley Community Health Centers
  • Alexander Valley Health Care
  • Sonoma County Indian Health Project

Hospital Systems

  • St. Joseph Health System and clinics
  • Kaiser Permanente Hospitals and clinics
  • Sutter Hospitals and clinics
  • Sonoma Valley Hospital and clinics
  • Healdsburg District Hospital and clinics

Other Service Agencies

  • Goodwill Industries
  • Community Action Partnership
  • North Bay Regional Center
  • Legal Aid of Sonoma County
  • Redwood Community Health Coalition
  • Partnership Health Plan
  • Family Justice Center
  • Face to Face HIV Services

Homeless Service Agencies

  • Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa
  • Committee on the Shelterless – COTS
  • Redwood Gospel Mission
  • Interlink Self-Help Center
  • Buckelew Programs
  • West County Community Services
  • Interfaith Shelter Network
  • Sonoma Overnight Support
  • Social Advocates Network
  • The Living Room
  • Reach for Home
  • St. Vincent de Paul

Substance Use Disorder Services

  • Drug Abuse Alternative Center
  • Turning Point Residential Treatment
  • Petaluma Sober Circle
  • California Human Development
  • Women's Recovery Services

Youth Services

  • Child Parent Institute
  • Early Learning Institute
  • Head Start
  • Community Child Care Council of Sonoma
  • Social Advocates for Youth (SAY)