Sanctuary House is CSN’s home for transitional age youth. This warm and supportive 7-bed home is located in Cotati, and is for youth who struggle with trauma and/or addiction who are either homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Sanctuary House offers transitional age youth a safe living environment with structured programming to support them as they gain and strengthen life skills for independence.
The program offers mentoring, transportation to appointments, emotional and physical health, trauma and addiction recovery, nutrition, and assistance with going back to school and finding employment. Trauma-informed staff work one-on-one with residents to create individualized plans for setting and meeting goals, learning positive coping skills, recovering from addictions, finding meaningful employment or attending college, and finally becoming participating and contributing members of the community.
We accept referrals from anywhere. Potential residents must:
- Be 18-24 years old
- Qualify as homeless
- Have a mental health diagnosis
- Earn $1442/month or less upon entry
Young persons must be willing to participate in clean and sober living environment, be medication compliant with doctor-prescribed medications, have no history of violence in the last 6 months, be willing to start working on personal goals (school, work, volunteer, etc.), and finally, be able to live fairly independently (managing schedule, taking own medication, buying own food, etc.). Residents pay rent at 30% of income.