The Center was originally incorporated in 1976 to provide mentoring and pro-social service-learning activities for at-risk youth. Our offices are located in two Sonoma County, CA, communities, Santa Rosa and Windsor.
The Center's multifaceted programs are designed to address the interdependent links between the health of the individual person, the greater community and the natural environment. The mission of The Center is to support community members to become stewards of their own lives, the lives of others and the environment
The Center is a culturally diverse organization developed in response to our understanding of the needs of Sonoma County's residents. Our culturally responsive services are offered in English and Spanish. Our highly trained workforce delivers programming designed to support and advance the healthy functioning of youth, adults and families. Our services are provided by a steady, dedicated workforce for whom we invest in training and certification in evidence-based intervention tools. We provide youth, families, and adults with guidance, mentoring, counseling, and community service opportunities designed to develop pro-social and work-ready skills, while achieving their unique positive human potential.
As stewards of the environment, The Center employs our extensive knowledge of Sonoma County ecosystems to design and implement a complex array of restoration projects including watershed planning, ecological restoration, natural resource mapping and service-learning activities.