An Exciting New Vision

Since 1945, Hanna has welcomed more than 4,000 youth in need from Sonoma County, Northern California, and beyond. Building on this 75-year heritage of educating and caring for trauma-impacted youth, we are turning a page and embarking on an exciting new chapter.

Our vision for Hanna embraces new ways to broaden our impact, further innovate our approach, and create a world where every individual grows up resilient and healthy, regardless of their circumstances.

Helping Individuals Overcome Childhood Trauma


Creating a Mental Health Hub

In Sonoma County, trauma-informed treatment and support resources for youth and their families are severely limited. In Summer 2022, Hanna will launch an integrated, full-service facility open seven days a week that leverages our expertise in trauma-specific services for the community.


Growing Special Education for Students with Emotional Needs

In 2022, we will enhance our range of services to students with special emotional needs by upgrading campus infrastructure and classroom technology, creating trauma-informed residential care, and building out our resources and counseling to offer even more personalized care.

Fostering Independence and Success


Living-Wage Jobs Through Career Technical Education and Vocational Training

In partnership with local associations, organizations, and employers, we will design and implement curriculum that allows students and transitioned-aged foster youth to earn CTE certifications while enrolled or living at Hanna, followed by apprenticeship and internship opportunities during their senior year.


Providing Residential Facilities and Support for Foster Youth

We will expand our residential facilities to support foster youth by dedicating group homes on campus to transitional housing, where young people can receive support and learn the skills needed to transition to independent living.

Building Strong Community Partnerships


Serving Sonoma County with Capacity Building, Support Training, and Programming

Over the next five years, we will expand Hanna’s services to increase our capacity at Hanna Institute, partner with thought leaders to address stress produced by systemic racism and oppression, and host innovative and immersive community events.

The Future of Hanna Brochure

Learn more about our vision for Hanna’s exciting future by downloading our brochure.

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Get Involved

Our vision can only become a reality with the help of generous gifts from passionate supporters like you. Please join in our mission and contribute to one of our projects. You can make a dramatic difference in the lives of young people who deserve a bright and promising future.

For more information about our plans, including specific areas of support, please visit our Donate page.