Padres Unidos

The Sonoma County Padres Unidos (Parents United) program is an effort to provide education and support to recently immigrated monolingual Latino parents of high-risk youth. Parents and youth are brought together with support services and resources to ensure parents are empowered to guide their children on a safe journey into adulthood. Their program is the subject of this case study.

Accepted to the Portfolio: August 2011

Target Outcomes

Short Term Outcomes

  • Parents demonstrate increased ability to address indicators of involvement in alcohol and drug us
  • Parents demonstrate increased ability to address indicators of gang involvement
  • Parents are more involved in youth's education
  • Improved family communication

Long Term Outcomes

  • Healthy children and families
  • Decreased youth violence
  • Decreased rates of youth alcohol and drug use

Target Population


  • Kindergarten  - 12th Grade
  • Transitional Age Youth (16 - 24)
  • Adult (25 - 60)

Service Area

  • Northeast (District 4)
  • Northwest (District 5)

    Program Implementers

    The following organizations implement this program locally:

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     Community Action Partnership Sonoma County

    Program Funders

    Many thanks to the following funders for making this program possible.

    Local Funders

    • City of Santa Rosa
    • Sonoma County Department of Health Services
    • United Way of the Wine Country