SANTA ROSA, CA (October 4, 2023) – Felton welcomed the community to the Crossroads to Hope (C2H) Open House in Sonoma County for its ribbon-cutting ceremony!

Our featured special guest speakers included Supervisor Chris Coursey and Mayor Natalie Rogers of Santa Rosa. Inspiring speeches were delivered by Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) Executive Director Toby Ewing, Felton Institute CEO Al Gilbert, Crossroads to Hope (C2H) Program Manager Shannon Wise, Felton Institute Justice Division Director Curtis Penn, and Sonoma County Department of Health Services Acute and Forensics Section Manager Sid McColley.

Attendees got to explore the craftsman-style house and beautify the garden by planting succulents. Special thanks to our partners, as well as to our delicious catering by @alaheartkitchen.

Crossroads to Hope (C2H)

Activating Hope Through Housing

Activating hope through housing, Crossroads to Hope (C2H) provides 6-month housing residencies, on-site case management services, and programming for individuals with justice-involved and mental health backgrounds. We strive to help residents build a support network, access communities, resources, and establish long-term stable housing.

We strive to help residents build a support network, access communities, resources, and establish long-term stable housing.

If you would like to know more about Crossroads to Hope (C2H), please click here.



Event Highlights

Program Booklet

Crossroads to Hope Open House Downloadable Souvenir Program Booklet (449 KB PDF)


Partners and Sponsors

A very special thank you to all our partners. Without your enthusiastic support, this vision would not be a reality.

Crossroads to Hope (C2H) is operated in collaboration with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and is funded by California Health Facilities Finance Agency (CHFFA) and Mental Health Services Act (Prop63/MHSA) innovation.




Felton Institute responds to the needs of our community by providing innovative, evidence-informed social services to transform lives. Our organization offers 50+ programs that address mental health, the unhoused, early care and education, those impacted by the justice system, transitional age youth, as well as aging adults. Our award-winning programs, which have been recognized as national models, combine the latest scientific research with cultural sensitivity and a deep commitment to supporting and reflecting the communities we serve.

Founded in 1889, Felton is the oldest secular non-profit social services provider in the City and County of San Francisco. We have expanded our services across most Bay Area counties and continue to be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches to meet the emerging needs of underserved populations.

We know what it looks like to successfully build community.

We foster impactful change by strengthening the community as a premiere service provider. We also strengthen other service providers by supporting them in their fiscal, human resources, communications, IT and overall agency operations. With Felton’s support, they are able to focus on providing the best services to their clients, doing the work they were meant to do.

Felton empowers the community and ensures successful outcomes to all we engage with.

Felton Institute is a tax-exempt organization registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit under EIN 94-1156530.