The Living Room Life Center

1335 North Dutton Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Mon – Fri 9:00am – 1:30pm

The Living Room Life Center is our service hub for women and children and is open from 9 am to 1:30 pm. Our team of care coordinators & peer support specialists offer individualized assistance to participants with the collaboration of local partners to promote stability and self-reliance for women and their children who are experiencing homelessness, or at-risk of homelessness in Sonoma County.

Cleveland Campus

1207 Cleveland Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Our Cleveland Campus is where our volunteer, housing, and food programs are located as well as admin offices. This is also where our Green Initiative is supported with our tower garden and solar system. 

The campus houses our Secret Hope Kitchen, which prepares over 900 meals a week for low-income seniors, former foster youth, re-entry program participants (returning citizens previously incarcerated), as well as our street outreach partners. It is because of our generous and devoted volunteers that we are able to serve and partner with the diverse demographics of this program, as well as fortify our Life Center staff.

Our housing program manages 8 residences throughout Santa Rosa from the Cleveland Campus. Additionally, we work with numerous local partners to support participants with immediate shelter and housing needs.

Volunteer Questions – Call (707) 582-0004, or email

Food donations – Chris Moonsammy
(707) 582-0006, or

In-kind or monetary donation questions – email

Staff Members

Interim Executive Director/ Deputy Director

Alethea Larson
(707) 582-0008

Life Center Manager

Angelina Gutierrez (Hablo Español)
(707) 582-8442

Food Services Manager

Chris Moonsammy
(707) 978-4795


Robyn McManus
(707) 978-4802

Housing Manager

Annie Valentine
(707) 978-4800

Kitchen Supervisor

Nick Opitz
(707) 405-9400

Grants Manager

Cristina Larsen
(707) 807-8962

Peer Support Specialist

Roes Smith
(707) 203-2424

Kitchen Assistants

Stephanie Groepel
Andrew O’Meara
(707) 978-4795

Bilingual Care Coordinator

Juliana Vergara (Hablo Español)
(707) 405-9400

Bilingual Care Coordinator

Blanca Alvarez (Hablo Español)
(707) 978-4808


Housing Care Coordinator

Julianne Casano
(707) 978-4809

IT & Marketing Coordinator

Marti Lynn Martinez
(707) 978-4797

Board Members


Kim Hinde
Retired Social Worker

Vice President

Martha Saly
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Board Member Emeritus

Nikki King


Wes Daniels
Manager at Daniels Chapel of the Roses


Liz Uribe
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Board Member

Rob Cantu
President, Western Builders

Board Member

Laniakea Evans

Board Member

Jamey Ransford

Board Member

Veronica Rincon
Branch Manager, Vice President, Exchange Bank

Board Member

Marion Weinreb
President, Marion Weinreb & Associates

Board Member 

Candace Matson

“The Living Room has meant a lot to me. I went from living in my car to having my own place. It took me two years.”

— Former Participant