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 2021. Learn more about Dr. Garcia.

Reach for the Stars Gala

Side by Side celebrated the youth we serve ultralounge-style on Saturday, September 17, 2022. Raising over $270,000, the Reach for the Stars Gala featured fabulous club music and entertainment, open-air dining, and signature cocktails. Hosted by California Senator Mike McGuire on a private San Rafael estate raised critically funds needed to continue Side by Side’s behavioral and mental health services for nearly 2,000 young people and their families in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, and Alameda counties.

Reach for the Stars Gala
"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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