Are you a community organization or business who is interested in learning more about the benefits of the Y and to take a tour of our facility? Email Michelle Head at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to set up a time.
Youth Development Community Partners
CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are volunteers and ordinary citizens, like you, doing extraordinary work. CASA advocates establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts. When a child has an advocate, he/she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home. We provide opportunities for the youth to use our facility.
Child Parent Institute (CPI)
Partners in providing workshops and trainings on parenting and Youth Development topics throughout the year.
National Academy of Athletics
Longtime partner for providing specialty Youth Sports camps and clinics.
St. Joseph Health
Partners for our “Healthy for Life” program that takes place in elementary schools throughout the County. We have also had many St. Joseph volunteers regularly participate in our annual Healthy Kids Day event and the Fitness Testing with the SR City schools.http://www.stjhs.org/
River to Coast Childcare Services-
Santa Rosa City Schools- Workability and Transitional Partnership Program
Partner to provide first work experience opportunities for high school students in various departments throughout the YMCA. https://www.srcschools.org/
Vamos a Nadar- “Let’s Go Swimming”
This popular program is offered in English and Spanish and provides swim lessons to kids ages 3 and older, while parents receive water-safety training. Participants receive a voucher for two weeks of swim lessons at a significantly reduced price. In addition to teaching water safety, the program encourages children to be physically active. The 'Let's Go Swimming' program has taught water-safety and swim lessons to more than 2,000 young people since 2004. The Y hosts the program In Cloverdale at the Community pool during the summer. To register or for or information for one of the upcoming events, please call Sonoma County Regional Parks at (707) 565-8034. http://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov
Healthy Living Community Partners
Athena House is a comprehensive residential treatment program for women who suffer from chemical dependency. Their approach is based on respect and compassion and encompasses the mind, body, and spirit of the individual. Their model offers an opportunity for women seeking recovery to gain the skills and become empowered to rebuild their lives and relationships. See here for Athena House.
Interlink Self Help Center is a community center that has been open since 1996, for people who have mental health challenges and/or that may be dually diagnosed. Interlink provides support for self-directed mental health recovery and wellness, groups and activities that enrich the lives of the members, Peer Support and training, information, referrals to other resources, and benefits advocacy with various agencies. The principles include: Choice; Self-Responsibility and Self-Determination; Empowerment and Hope; Respect for the Individual's stated needs and Peer Advocacy. See here.
We partner with Kaiser for the monthly Women’s Night Out events by providing stretch breaks and childcare for those attending. Kaiser is a longtime supporter of the Y and our many Healthy Living initiatives. We also provide pre & post-natal yoga classes. See here.
Oakmont Health Initiative
Over 3,300 Oakmont neighbors have joined together for these morning exercises. Sonoma County Family YMCA sends instructors to lead classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Nicole sets up an information table about diabetes education and Fannie from Sequoia Senior Services has shared fresh fruit all around the room and helped by contributing funds for instructors.
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Partners of our Naturally Fit group exercise programs. Bringing fitness outside, we provide a range of activities in the summer months including yoga, RIPPED, trail running groups and more.
Spring Lake Village
We partner to provide a Water Fitness program at Spring Lake Village. Program offers participants low-impact cardiovascular workouts with emphasis on improving flexibility and range of motion. Classes are offered Monday and Wednesday afternoons at 3:00-4:00pm. To learn more information about Spring Lake Village location visit http://www.jtm-esc.org/spring-lake-village/ and sign up through Santa Rosa Junior College or Sonoma County Family YMCA.
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Bone & Joint Health Network
We are proud to partner with the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Bone & Joint Network to help keep you and your bones and joints healthy. When we combine the wealth of skill and knowledge of the Bone & Joint Network with the Y’s facility and trained health and fitness professionals, together we provide the broadest choice for you.
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital's Bone & Joint Health Network is a team of orthopedic specialists who provide quality care and support to patients of all ages. This specialized network of doctors, physical therapists, and wellness advocates provides a multitude of health services that can help you address your orthopedic concerns.
Whether you are exploring non-surgical therapies, joint replacement surgery, or simply want nutritional guidance, our network is here to assist you.
Sonoma County Regional Libraries
Healthy Living at Your Library: Free classes with your health in mind!
Sonoma County Library announces a series of FREE classes with health as the focus. Funded with a $30,000 federal grant, the library has identified health literacy as an educational need in our community. The “Healthy Living at Your Library” series will offer free educational classes and events to the public with a focus on nutrition, healthy cooking and physical fitness. Classes will be offered countywide at each library branch from October 2016 to May 2017.
Victor Treatment Center
Victor Treatment Centers, Inc. (VTC) exists to provide a healthy, healing living environment for severely emotionally disturbed children and youth who have such great needs that they are temporarily not able to succeed in family situations and/or lower levels of care. Children age 8 through 18 who have not been successful in family situations, foster homes, or group homes can find success within the Victor Treatment Centers environments. www.victor.org/santa-rosa
Social Responsibility Community Partners
Sonoma County 2-1-1
The Human Services Volunteer Information and Referral Program provides a link between people who have needs with the services that can alleviate those needs. This program was launched as 2-1-1, a free, easy-to-remember number that connects Sonoma County residents in need with health and human services. 2-1-1 Sonoma County is a private-public partnership between the Volunteer Center , Community Foundation Sonoma County , the County of Sonoma and United Way of the Wine Country. Click here to go to: 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory
CalSERVES provide young people with opportunities to serve the community through tutoring programs and improving volunteer infrastructure at the Y and throughout the community. CalSERVES students assist at afterschool childcare sites, and we have benefitted from having a full-time volunteer coordinator through the VIP program for the last few years.
City of Santa Rosa
As part of the Adopt a Green Space program, we have partnered with the city to adopt Howarth Park’s Imagination Playground. Group volunteer workday opportunities are available throughout the year.
Department of Defense/Military One Source
We work alongside the DoD and Military One Source in providing free memberships for members of the armed services and their families. www.militaryonesource.mil/
Social Service Agencies-
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County
A resource for all nonprofits in the area, the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County is a great supporter of our volunteer program, providing ongoing training, support, and publicity for our volunteer initiatives throughout the year.
VSP Vision Care/Sight for Students-
Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children. The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eye care services for students. The Y is a participating partner and works with several school nurses in our county to provide information about participating doctors, as well as provides the certificates for the much-needed eye care. These are children who would otherwise not receive the eye care and eyewear they need to do their best work in school and perform their best at play. See here for VSP Vision Care/Sight for Students.
We also work with numerous Group homes to provide Y memberships so that their clients can utilize the Y and get support in living a healthy lifestyle. List of names is coming soon.