In the late 1990s, a group of concerned Sonoma volunteers belonging to various churches began answering the call to shelter the homeless.


Sonoma Overnight Support was formed in 2003 as a nonprofit. Through their efforts, famlies as well as individuals were housed overnight in several locations – from churches to motels. Eventually, it became apparent that a permanent facility was needed.


In 2007, with a grant from the State of California and support from the City of Sonoma, SOS purchased a four-bedroom modular home. We called it The Haven. 


See oour profile on the
Impact 100 Sonoma website.

The Back Story:

Our Dream
for the Future:

There's a growing need for emergency housing for women with children. We've started on path to provide that. Won't you join us? Click on the picture if you'd like to help.

The SOS Team:

Executive Director Kathy King is a native San Franciscan who moved to Sonoma in 2012. For the past three years, she has been a fund and organizational development consultant to SOS. King holds a master’s degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of San Francisco. She has served as executive director of the Seton Health Services Foundation and the Agape Foundation and as development director for Catholic Charities of San Francisco and Catholic Charities of the East Bay. She is currently a member of Soroptimist International of Sonoma Valley and Impact 100 of Sonoma.

Cindy Vrooman 

Jude Sales

Vice President

Judith Walsh


Robert Tannenbaum​, Treasurer

The Board of Directors:

Juliette Andrews

Lora Grimes

Elizabeth Kemp

Tana Herceg

Claire Melanephy

Mary Pat Manning

Marge Thomas

Our Partners:


  • Starbucks

  • WestAmerica Bank

  • Whole Foods Market

  • The City of Sonoma

  • The Carl Gellert & Celia Berta      Gellert Foundation

  • Friends in Sonoma Helping

  • Hanna Boys Center

  • Impact100 Sonoma

  • Rabobank

  • Rocket Catering

  • Sonoma County

  • Sonoma Wine Country

  • Weekend

  • Community Development Commission

  • The Soroptomists of Sonoma


Sonoma Overnight Support: 707-939-6777

151 1st St. W., Sonoma, CA 95476

The Brown Baggers volunteers prepare & distribute burritos

 or sandwich lunches at The Haven and other Sonoma locations. 


We offer resident- and non-resident clients counseling, referrals to other agencies, computer use, laundry services, showers and hot meals. 

The Haven is a 10-bed home

that serves low-income adult

men, women and families who

lack stable housing.