In offering the support resources detailed below, it is my goal to assist you in locating basic information quickly; the listing is not intended to be exclusionary or exhaustive. Many services listed in the section entitled “Sonoma County Resources” are most readily available to those in the Sonoma County area. Additional nationwide resources are listed separately under the heading “National Resources.”

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Sonoma County Resources

Community Support Services, General Mental Health

County of Sonoma Health Services, Mental Health Division: Information on general mental health services in Sonoma County.


For general information and referrals call (707) 565-6900 or (800) 870-8786
24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181

Sonoma County “211” Community Resources Directory: General resources and information for Sonoma County residents. Call “211” or view website at: WWW.211WC.ORG

24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181

Anger Management

Sonoma County Men Evolving Non-violently (MEN): For men in danger of abusing someone and wanting to reduce abusive behavior.

Call (707) 528-2636

Domestic Violence

YWCA Domestic Violence Services & Women’s Emergency Shelter.

24-hour Hotline

Call: (707) 546-1234

Drug/Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse Alternatives Center

Call (707) 544-3295

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Outreach

Call (707) 778-7849

Family Services

Family Service Agency: Affordable mental health services and referrals (English and Spanish) for adults, couples, families, adolescents, and children.

Call (707) 545-4551

Suicide Prevention

Sonoma County Mental Health, Psychiatric Emergency Services

Call (707) 576-8181 or

(800) 576-8181

Sexual Assault/Rape

Verity (United Against Sexual Assault): Rape and sexual assault services and crisis center (English and Spanish).

24-hour Hotline

Call (707) 545-7270

Victim Assistance

Sonoma County Victim Assistance Center: Resources for victims of crimes.
Call (707) 565-8250

California Victim Compensation and Government Claims.
Call (800) 777-9229

or view website at: WWW.VCGCB.CA.GOV


Hospice by the Bay: Call (707) 935-7504 or view website at: WWW.HOSPICEBYTHEBAY.ORG

St. Joseph Health System: Call (707) 568-1094 or view website at: WWW.STJOSEPHHEALTH.ORG/SERVICES/HOSPICE

Sutter VNA & Hospice: Call (707) 535-5700 or view website at: WWW.SUTTERVNAANDHOSPICE.ORG

Teen/Adolescent Assistance

Social Advocates for Youth (SAY): SAY offers a wide range of counseling, prevention, crisis intervention, and diversion programs in Sonoma County to at-risk and high-needs children and youth through age 25 with family counseling available. Many services are available in English and Spanish.

View website at: WWW.SAYSC.ORG

Call (707) 544-3299 or

24-hour Crisis Hotline at

(800) 544-3299

National Resources

Alcohol Abuse, Support Services

Al-Anon and Alateen: Support for family members and friends of problem drinkers.
For general information call (757) 563-1600 or visit website at:


Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): For general information call (212) 870-3400 or view website at:

Cancer – Informational Resources

American Childhood Cancer Society: National organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and offering support for their families.

Child Abuse

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: Crisis intervention and professional counseling on child abuse. Multilingual services.

24-hour Hotline:

(800) 422-4453

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem.

24-hour Hotline:

(800) 662-4357

Crisis Intervention/Suicide

Boys Town National Suicide and Crisis Line: Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local community resources. Short-term counseling for parent-child conflicts, marital and family issues, suicide, pregnancy, runaway youth, physical and sexual abuse, and other issues. 24-hour Hotline: (800) 448-3000

Covenant House Hotline: Crisis line for youth, teens, and families. Provides help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children, and message relays. Gives callers locally based referrals throughout the United States.

24-hour Hotline

(800) 448-3000 or

(800) 999-9999

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, and Sexual Abuse Assistance: Provides emergency crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for victims of partner or spousal abuse. Assistance on a variety of other non-emergency issues is also available. Trained volunteers connect callers with emergency help in their own communities, including emergency services and shelters. English and Spanish speaking advocates.

24-hour Hotline

(800) 799-7233 or

(800) 787-3224 (TDD)

Drug and Alcohol Treatment

National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: Information, support, treatment options and referrals to local rehab centers for any drug or alcohol problem.

24-hour Hotline

(800) 662-4357

Eating Disorders

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD): Information and resources for those affected by eating disorders.

Call (630) 577-1330

Elder Abuse

National Center on Elder Abuse: Information and referral services available. Call (302) 831-3525 or view website: WWW.NCEA.ACL.GOV.

Referrals and information are also available from the national Eldercare Locator, a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Call (800) 677-1116

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (except U.S. federal holidays) or view website at: WWW.ELDERCARE.GOV


(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR International Association (EMDRIA): For further information
call (866) 451-5200 or view the website: WWW.EMDRIA.ORG

Call (866) 451-5200

HIV/AIDS/Sexually Transmitted Diseases

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) National Prevention Information Network: Offers information on new medicines, treatment trials, HIV & AIDS, with information specialists available to answer questions.
Call (800) 458-5231, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. or view website at WWW.CDC.GOV/STD/

National CDC Information: (800) 232-4636

Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health: Information and services relating to mental health issues including education and resources. Call (866) 615-6464 (toll-free) or website: WWW.NIMH.NIH.GOV

Call (866) 615-6464

Runaway, Missing, or Exploited Children

National Hotline for Missing and Exploited Children: For information and assistance, call (800) 843-5678

National Runaway Switchboard: Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and local referrals to adolescents and families. Referrals are given for shelters nationwide. This service also relays messages to or sets up conference calls with, parents at the request of the child.

Call (800) 843-5678 or

Runaway Switchboard 24-hour hotline: (800) 621-4000

Rape, Abuse, and Incest

Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN): Information and resources for those affected by rape, abuse, and incest.

Call (800) 656-4673


(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

National Center for PTSD:

Suicide Crisis and Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call (800) 273-8255

Disclaimer: In offering the resources, it is my goal to assist you in locating basic information quickly; the list is not intended to be exclusionary or exhaustive. Although all resources listed have been verified for currency, information is subject to change. The makers and holders of this site are not responsible for any changes or errors in listed information. The makers and holders of this site are not promoting any particular agency or guaranteeing the standard of care offered by any agency or service.

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