In 1949, the Hanna Boys Center was opened on Arnold Drive in Sonoma California. Hanna is a private, nonprofit residential treatment center for at-risk boys, ages 12 to 18, who are experiencing problems at home, in school, or with their peers. The boys and their families are given the opportunity to receive counseling, an individualized school program, and spiritual guidance.

Hanna is here to assist boys from all walks of life, all races and religions. With each and every boy we offer ways to succeed in life. We assist our boys with social skills and self-care, respect of others, along with a first-rate education. Importantly, Hanna Boys Center offers boys a center of gravity; a consistency they may have been lacking and are there for a lifetime, providing scholarships and other forms of life assistance well after the boys leave the Center.

For nearly 60 years, Hanna has been a good neighbor in Sonoma Valley. Hanna has a long tradition of sharing its many facilities with local residents. Not only does Hanna offer local groups access to meeting rooms & halls, but its tennis courts, swimming pool, fields for baseball, soccer and rugby are also routinely made available for public use.

Hanna's unique life-changing program relies entirely on donations from individuals, corporations and foundations such as the support we receive from Speedway Children's Charities.

"Truthfully, Hanna Boys Center is all about respect. You learn respect for yourself, you learn respect for the people around you... adults... respect authority. It's kinda hard at first, but it's pretty much mostly all about respect...and then it goes from there." -Anthony, Hanna student

Hanna Boys Center's mission is to provide a "home away from home" for boys who are underprivileged, troubled and seriously at-risk because of family crisis and who do not seem to fit into a foster home or larger institutional setting.