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Human Services Department

Family, Youth, and Children Division

Valley of the Moon Children's Center

Protecting, sheltering and caring for abused, neglected and abandoned children and teens in Sonoma County.

With the support of the community, the Family, Youth and Children’s Division ensures that children or teens who have experienced physical, sexual or emotional abuse, abandonment or neglect at home have a safe place to go.  As Sonoma County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for foster youth, Valley of the Moon Children’s Center is a caring stable place where children can begin to heal from trauma.  The Center provide temporary care for children and teens while child welfare professionals work to find a qualified foster family or relative caregiver who can provide care for them until we determine if they can safely return home.

Reporting child abuse or neglect

If you know if a child or teen who is being abused or neglected please contact the confidential Sonoma County Child Protection Hotline day or night at: 707-565-4304 or 800-870-7064.

How can I help?

Consider becoming a foster parent learn more by contacting: Call 707-565-4274 | Email

Consider donating to the Valley of the Moon Children’s Foundation.  Learn more at Valley of the Moon (

Contact Valley of the Moon Children’s Center
P.O. Box 1539, Santa Rosa, CA 95402-1539  |  707-565-6350