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 – contact Elizabeth Beaty (707) 582-0004 or

Food donations – contact Chris Moonsammy (707) 978-4795 or

Monetary donation questions – contact Robyn McManus (707) 978-4802 or

In-kind donation questions – email

Staff Members

Executive Director

Alethea Larson
(707) 582-0008

Director of Human Resources

Alicia Castro
(707) 978-4808


Robyn McManus
(707) 978-4802

Director of Operations

Elisa Osburg
(707) 978-4804

Director of Programs

Annie Valentine
(707) 978-4800

Director of Food Services

Chris Moonsammy
(707) 978-4795

Program Development & Evaluation Specialist

Cristina Larsen
(707) 807-8962

Peer Support Specialist

Roes Smith
(707) 203-2424

Food Services Manager

Nick Opitz
(707) 405-9400

IT & Systems Specialist

Marti Lynn Martinez
(707) 978-4797

Care Coordinator

Stephanie Groepel
(707) 978-4809


Prep Cook

Lashanda Rogers
(707) 978-4795

Support Services Coordinator

Elizabeth Beaty
(707) 978-4805

Transitional Aged Youth
Care Coordinator

Kim Halliday
(707) 405-9400


Kitchen Assistant

Jeff Alexander
(707) 978-4795

Care Coordinator

Carmen Mercado Trujillo
(707) 582-2550


Board Members


Martha Saly
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Vice President

Rob Cantu
President, Western Builders


Candace Matson


Wes Daniels
Manager at Daniels Chapel of the Roses

Board Member

Liz Uribe
Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate

Board Member

Kim Hinde
Retired Social Worker

Board Member

Padi Selwyn

Board Member

Jamey Ransford

Board Member

Veronica Rincon
Branch Manager, Vice President, Exchange Bank

Board Member

Marion Weinreb
President, Marion Weinreb & Associates

Board Member Emeritus

Nikki King

“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