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With Youth, Through Adversity

Side by Side is a community-based, non-profit organization serving at-risk young people and their families.


Our mission is to walk with young people impacted by adversity toward a future with connection and meaning.

About our new name

About our new name

In our search for a new name, we talked to staff and clients about their work together, and the phrase “side by side” came up again and again. The experience of our direct care staff is of walking with the young person through their journey – not leading or following but meeting them where they are without judgment or hierarchy.

About our new name

¡Salud, Sonoma Youth!

It’s a party! Join Side by Side on March 28th at Griffo Distillery in Petaluma for a festive evening that supports our programs in Sonoma County.

Hosted Craft Cocktails ~ Wood-fired Paella ~ Live Music

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¡Salud, Sonoma Youth!
Our recent grant to Esser House was approved based on Side by Side’s long experience and commitment to helping vulnerable young people.
Yali Lincroft, , Program Director, Walter S. Johnson Foundation
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