We are a non-profit in Sonoma County that improves the lives of at-risk, current and former foster youth so they can become well-adjusted, healthy and productive adults.
Our Vision is a world where all children feel safe, have a sense of belonging, and have equal opportunities to become happy, healthy, and productive adults.
Our Mission: We harness the power of community and partnership to provide a range of services to strengthen and support children, their families, and former foster youth; to help children heal from trauma; and to preserve the bond between siblings.
We help fund specific needs of individual foster youth that otherwise would go unmet, we support trauma-informed programs that enrich the lives of foster youth, and we are proud to support the foster care community in a variety of ways.
Our organization has recently undergone some major changes: The Sonoma County Children’s Village was originally conceived to offer nurturing, family-style group homes to children in foster care. This model worked well while we cared for children on our village campus on Lia Lane in Santa Rosa for almost a decade. It led to great outcomes, including a 100% high school graduation rate. However, we had to give up that model when policy changes made it economically unfeasible. Now, we are helping foster children with new programs and in new capacities, and we continue on our quest to have the biggest impact possible.
The Sonoma County Children’s Village (SCCV) is currently run by its all-volunteer board, with minimal paid support from contractors. SCCV is financed by donations from the community.