With Youth, Through Adversity

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


New CEO Announced

Dr. Christine Isana Garcia was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer at Side by Side as of October 1. Learn more about Dr. Garcia.

Reach for the Stars Gala

Side by Side’s 2021 Reach for the Stars Gala celebrated the Golden Age of Hollywood. Hosted by California Senator Mike McGuire on a private San Rafael estate, the event attracted 200 guests and featured whimsy, glamour, al fresco dining and dancing. Nearly $240,000 was raised during the course of the gala weekend to support Side by Side’s behavioral and mental health services for nearly 2,000 young people and their families in Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Napa.

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Reach for the Stars Gala
We are committed to supporting the successful life transitions of homeless and disconnected youth, and see the Real Alternatives program as an invaluable partner in accomplishing our mission to improve the lives of our young people.
Charles Kallgren, , President, Five Bridges Foundation
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