Here to help.

We’re here to remove barriers for our participants so they can improve their lives.

Our Philosophy

The Living Room uses a Strengths-Based Approach when working with participants to accomplish their goals. This approach emphasizes that everyone, regardless of their past or current circumstances, has strengths and capabilities to be celebrated, nurtured and utilized.

The Living Room’s approach to services is also grounded in a Trauma Informed Care Perspective, which acknowledges the profound and lasting effects of trauma on an individual’s physical and mental health. 90% of TLR participants report having experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.

1,200

unduplicated visits

25,152

Meals Served

23,080

Volunteer Hours

“The Living Room helps me with things like clothes and food that I would not be able to afford myself.”
— Kristen, Participant

We serve the most vulnerable women and children in Sonoma County.

The women and children who come to The Living Room are diverse in experience, age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, education and socioeconomic background. TLR participants may have varying degrees of physical and mental health challenges, may struggle with substance abuse and may have complex trauma histories.

Our aim is to create a welcoming safe environment where participants can rest, rejuvenate and work towards stability. Our staff and volunteers are deeply dedicated to treating every woman and child who comes to The Living Room with kindness, dignity and compassion

Changing lives and healing hearts.

“The Living Room is the one place I’m valued, encouraged, appreciated, and promoted… they have my back no questions asked. They unconditionally care and love you in your journey. Your job is to change for the better.”
— Julia, Participant

A safe place for women and children without homes.

In 1993 The Church of the Incarnation founded The Living Room to provide a safe place for women and children to go during daytime hours when overnight shelters are usually closed. The original program served an average of five women per day, three days per week, providing coffee, beverages and instant soups.

Today The Living Room operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing a wide range of support and services. Annually, The Living Room serves approximately 1,200 unduplicated women and children. According to the 2019 homeless count, there are currently a total of 2,951 homeless individuals living in Sonoma County.

Since its inception The Living Room has grown from merely being a warm place to rest and have a cup of coffee, to a specialized fully functioning women and children’s homeless resource center. While The Living Room continues to grow and refine its services, it remains deeply dedicated to its original mission: to listen to those experiencing homelessness and to provide services rooted in compassion, dignity and empowerment.

“Thanks to The Living Room I went from living in my car to a transitional house to my new permanent home. There was some joking around with staff members competing to take credit for “my success”. Let me set the record straight and say I did it all by myself! But I never would have had the confidence or determination to go after what I wanted without the lessons, caring and support that I received from staff and volunteers at The Living Room..” — Lisa, Participant

Privacy Policy, Billing, Return Policy, Terms of Use, and Contact

THE LIVING ROOM is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. The following privacy policy is intended to protect and secure the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to us in any form, including online.

In addition, THE LIVING ROOM will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may periodically send you e-mail announcing news and event information. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from us as well.

No Sharing of Personal Information

THE LIVING ROOM never sells, rents, leases or exchanges your personal information with other organization. THE LIVING ROOM assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this website will be kept confidential. THE LIVING ROOM may occasionally send mailings on behalf of other organizations or ministries when their interests align with THE LIVING ROOM.

Security

THE LIVING ROOM is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. THE LIVING ROOM uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at the server of our hosting service. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted THE LIVING ROOM employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies

From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site, or to identify which areas of website you have visited. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

Many Web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Children’s Online Privacy

We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. We encourage you to become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child’s online experience, visit the Federal Trade Commission website pertaining to this. You may also benefit from the information and resources available at ProtectKids.com.

Donation Policy

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. All online orders are processed through 128 bit SSL encryption to protect your credit card information during your online transaction. All prices and figures are listed in U.S. Dollars.

Contact Us

If you have comments or questions about any of our policies or our website, please contact us. For information about your donation, please call 707-579-0138.

“What happens here you may ask? Healing through a womanhood that is prodigious and exemplifies what rooted in love actions genuinely looks like. This is positive life change.”
— Roes, Participant

We’re here to remove barriers for our participants so they can improve their lives.

Our Philosophy

The Living Room uses a Strengths-Based Approach when working with participants to accomplish their goals. This approach emphasizes that everyone, regardless of their past or current circumstances, has strengths and capabilities to be celebrated, nurtured and utilized.

The Living Room’s approach to services is also grounded in a Trauma Informed Care Perspective, which acknowledges the profound and lasting effects of trauma on an individual’s physical and mental health. 90% of TLR participants report having experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.

1,200

unduplicated visits

25,152

Meals Served

23,080

Volunteer Hours

“The Living Room helps me with things like clothes and food that I would not be able to afford myself.”
— Kristen, Participant

We serve the most vulnerable women and children in Sonoma County.

The women and children who come to The Living Room are diverse in experience, age, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, education and socioeconomic background. TLR participants may have varying degrees of physical and mental health challenges, may struggle with substance abuse and may have complex trauma histories.

Our aim is to create a welcoming safe environment where participants can rest, rejuvenate and work towards stability. Our staff and volunteers are deeply dedicated to treating every woman and child who comes to The Living Room with kindness, dignity and compassion

Changing lives and healing hearts.

“The Living Room is the one place I’m valued, encouraged, appreciated, and promoted… they have my back no questions asked. They unconditionally care and love you in your journey. Your job is to change for the better.”
— Julia, Participant

A safe place for women and children without homes.

In 1993 The Church of the Incarnation founded The Living Room to provide a safe place for women and children to go during daytime hours when overnight shelters are usually closed. The original program served an average of five women per day, three days per week, providing coffee, beverages and instant soups.

Today The Living Room operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing a wide range of support and services. Annually, The Living Room serves approximately 1,200 unduplicated women and children. According to the 2019 homeless count, there are currently a total of 2,951 homeless individuals living in Sonoma County.

Since its inception The Living Room has grown from merely being a warm place to rest and have a cup of coffee, to a specialized fully functioning women and children’s homeless resource center. While The Living Room continues to grow and refine its services, it remains deeply dedicated to its original mission: to listen to those experiencing homelessness and to provide services rooted in compassion, dignity and empowerment.

“Thanks to The Living Room I went from living in my car to a transitional house to my new permanent home. There was some joking around with staff members competing to take credit for “my success”. Let me set the record straight and say I did it all by myself! But I never would have had the confidence or determination to go after what I wanted without the lessons, caring and support that I received from staff and volunteers at The Living Room..” — Lisa, Participant

Privacy Policy, Billing, Return Policy, Terms of Use, and Contact

THE LIVING ROOM is committed to maintaining your trust and confidence. The following privacy policy is intended to protect and secure the personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) you provide to us in any form, including online.

In addition, THE LIVING ROOM will not send you e-mail that you have not agreed to receive. We may periodically send you e-mail announcing news and event information. If you choose to supply your postal address in an online form, you may receive mailings from us as well.

No Sharing of Personal Information

THE LIVING ROOM never sells, rents, leases or exchanges your personal information with other organization. THE LIVING ROOM assures you that the identity of all who contact us through this website will be kept confidential. THE LIVING ROOM may occasionally send mailings on behalf of other organizations or ministries when their interests align with THE LIVING ROOM.

Security

THE LIVING ROOM is committed to ensuring the security of your personal information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the proper use of information, we have established and implemented appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. THE LIVING ROOM uses Internet Encryption Software, Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Protocol when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information. Any information you enter is encrypted at your browser, sent over the public Internet in encrypted form, and then de-encrypted at the server of our hosting service. Once we receive your credit card information, it is accessible only to a small number of trusted THE LIVING ROOM employees who have been specially trained in processing this information.

Cookies

From time to time, we may send a “cookie” to your computer. A cookie is a small piece of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. A cookie can’t read data off your hard drive or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies do not damage your system. We use cookies to recognize you when you return to our site, or to identify which areas of website you have visited. We may use this information to better personalize the content you see on our sites.

Many Web sites place cookies on your hard drive. You can choose whether to accept cookies by changing the settings of your browser. Your browser can refuse all cookies, or show you when a cookie is being sent. If you choose not to accept these cookies, your experience at our site and other websites may be diminished and some features may not work as intended.

Children’s Online Privacy

We are concerned about the privacy of young children and do not knowingly collect any personal information from a child under 13. We encourage you to become involved with your child’s access to the Internet and to our site in order to ensure that his or her privacy is well protected. To read more about online safety and how to become more involved with your child’s online experience, visit the Federal Trade Commission website pertaining to this. You may also benefit from the information and resources available at ProtectKids.com.

Donation Policy

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. All online orders are processed through 128 bit SSL encryption to protect your credit card information during your online transaction. All prices and figures are listed in U.S. Dollars.

Contact Us

If you have comments or questions about any of our policies or our website, please contact us. For information about your donation, please call 707-579-0138.

“What happens here you may ask? Healing through a womanhood that is prodigious and exemplifies what rooted in love actions genuinely looks like. This is positive life change.”
— Roes, Participant

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