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Charlotte Jones
Facility Director

15000 Arnold Drive
Eldridge, CA 95431
Public: (707) 938-6000
Fax: (707) 938-6174

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Sonoma Developmental Center


Embracing a Future of Possibilities


SDC provides person-centered planning, services, and supports to people with developmental disabilities so that they have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Sonoma Developmental Center


  • A philosophy of serving others, dedicated to residents, staff, and stakeholders through timely, considerate, competent, and committed actions.
  • An organization built on respectful relationships that honors choice, rights, trust, and communication.
  • The responsible management of resources — fiscal, physical, and human--through planning and preservation. The promotion of leadership at all levels because we are responsible, innovative, dynamic, and inclusive.

SDC has a history in meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities by providing an extensive array of services that promote ongoing health, learning, self-advocacy, and increased independence. SDC continuously offers innovative social, recreational, educational, vocational, and other programs.


For public information please contact the Assistant to the Facility Director/Public Information Officer at (707) 938-6143. Members of the media who would like a tour should complete and submit the Media Access Request and Agreement form.


Last Updated: 8/8/2019