With Youth, Through Adversity

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


Now Showing! Building Home Side By Side

Building Home is the newest video from Side by Side. Our agency walks with young people impacted by adversity on their unique journeys to heal from trauma, restore resilience, and embrace their potential. This is the story of two of these young people–Maya and Sky. Learn more about Maya’s and Sky’s stories and the programs that serve them by clicking the “play video” button on the Homepage banner above.

Be a Youth Leader Today!

Be a Youth Leader Today!

Join The TAY Action Team

The California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN) was formed in 2006 to develop, educate, and strengthen the voices of Transition Age Youth (TAY; youth ages 15-26) to shape local and statewide public policy.

CAYEN and Side By Side are looking for 9 youth leaders to join the Transition Age Youth Action Team now!  If you are interested in the TAY Action Team, please contact Side By Side’s Jamila McCallum at jmccallum@sidebysideyouth.org

Learn more about CAYEN

2024's Red-Hot Marin Valentine's Ball

Dear Friends,

Thank you to those who attended the Marin Valentine’s Ball 2024 at the San Rafael Civic Center on February 10. The Ball benefited three local agencies–North Bay Children’s Center, the Godmothers of Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s School for Boys, and Side by Side. Attendees and Patrons helped raise over $325k for the vulnerable youth of Marin County.

This year’s Ball hosted 370 attendees for cocktails, a seated dinner by Sage Catering, an awards ceremony honoring our very own former Board member, Joy Phoenix, silent and live auctions, and a post-dinner set with Wonder Bread 5. Thank you to our emcee, Liam Mayclem, for his lively banter.

We are thrilled with the outcome of this year’s Ball.

See you next year!

Marin Valentine’s Ball 2024

See photos here (passcode: VB2024)
"We are thrilled to support Side by Side's innovative mental health programs. This is critical work being done at a critical time in the region particularly for our most vulnerable residents. We could not be more proud to support their efforts."
Kim Bender - , Executive Director, Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County
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