At Side by Side, we walk with young people impacted by
adversity on their individual journeys to heal from trauma,
restore resilience, and embrace their own potential. We
provide critical and comprehensive services that honor
the young person’s unique needs and strengths to prevent
the escalation of dangerous conditions and behaviors and
set them on a positive path. From therapeutic housing to
substance abuse treatment to an LGBTQ drop-in center,
we provide the safe space most have missed in their lives.
When they feel seen for who they are today, we believe
our youth can move with confidence toward a future with
meaning and connection.
Since our founding in 1895 in Marin County as an
orphanage – and through years as Sunny Hills Services –
Side by Side has been at the forefront of best practices in
child welfare, working with the most vulnerable youth in
our community. This month we launched Side by Side, a
new brand identity that reflects how we work with young
people. Today, Side by Side operates in four counties –
Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa – each year reaching
nearly 2,000 youth and family members.
300 Sunny Hills Drive, San Anselmo, CA
Hope and Healing for At-Risk Youth
Carla and Maya, Side by Side