Family, Youth and Children's Services
Nick Honey, Director
Child Protective Services & Child Welfare Services
The Family, Youth and Children's Services Division works with individuals and the community to ensure the safety and well-being of children under 18. Staff provides protective and supportive social services in the belief that children and their families deserve stable nurturing homes, a supportive environment, and a sense of personal empowerment and hope.
Responds to allegations of abuse and neglect, intervenes in child abuse and neglect situations and provides services to families in which children are at risk. Refers to appropriate agencies when abuse or neglect are not involved. Call (707) 565-4304 (24 hour reporting line) or (800) 870-7064 to report suspected child abuse or neglect.
Sonoma County Self Assessment Executive Summary (PDF: 333 kB)
The 2014 - 2019 Child Welfare System Improvement Plan is Sonoma County's commitment to make measurable improvement in the areas of child safety, permanency and well-being.
2014-2019 System Improvement Plan Executive Summary (PDF:399 kB)
Provides cash assistance for children who have been removed from their home and have been made dependents of the juvenile court. These funds can be paid to relatives, foster family homes, group homes or other approved placements.
Foster Care Licensing/Recruitment
Sonoma County has over 500 abused and neglected children who cannot safely remain in their parent's care. We have a serious need for foster families to provide safe and loving homes for these children. Other children are in need of adoptive homes. We are particularly looking for foster families who can take in sibling groups, toddlers and teenagers.
For more information on how to become a foster parent please go to our website at: www.sonomafostercare.org
For more information on foster care licensing
Redwood Children's Center
Provides a child-friendly environment where victims of child sexual abuse can be interviewed and observed by a team of professionals eliminating the need for multiple, separate interviews.
Valley Of The Moon Children's Home
Provides a stable, supportive and nurturing environment to children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect until a suitable foster home or other appropriate placement is arranged.
Valley Of The Moon Children's Foundation
The Valley of the Moon Children's Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization established to provide supportive and educational services for the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Sonoma County. The original purpose of raising funds for special touches for the children was greatly expanded to launching a capital campaign to build a new home for the children. To date, in excess of $7.5 million has been raised resulting in the completion of the new home. Fundraising efforts will continue to raise additional funds for the completion of other enhancements to the new home and an administrative wing. The Foundation will continue their support and will focus on four key areas: (1) continued supplemental support for the children in the home; (2) support for emancipated children including education, housing and employment guidance; (3) support for children in foster care and foster parents; (4) community child abuse prevention.Top