About SCC

Founded in 1984 by a group of dedicated, local citizens, Southside Community Connections (SCC)—formerly Southside Senior Services, Inc.—has served the needs of adults in Southern Tuolumne County for more than 30 years.

The SCC mission is to provide health, recreation, social interaction and lifelong learning experiences in a multigenerational setting to benefit active adults.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteers from our community. Revenue is derived entirely from generous donations by community members and through grants and other fundraising activities. It receives no funding from federal, state or county sources.

The annual operating budget of SCC is approximately $50,000 annually, which covers insurance, staffing, building maintenance, equipment and supplies, as well as normal overhead expenses.

In 2007, SCC signed a 10-year lease agreement with Tuolumne County for our current facility – The Little House. With a $50,000 grant from the Sonora Area Foundation, much needed improvements and repairs were completed, and The Little House opened its doors in 2009.

In 2012, SCC rolled out its WHEELS program that provides free transportation via our volunteers to clients who cannot drive due to age, illness or access to a vehicle.

In 2015, SCC implemented its Village on the Hill program, which develops and delivers programs and services enabling members to remain in their homes with safety, dignity and respect. Our “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” concept strives to provide a helping hand, so that we can live independently and vibrantly.


Bonnie Phillips

Luci Tyndall

Gloria Young

Jim Goodrich


Laurie Borup
Tara Durland
Judy Myers
Wayne Phillips

Syd Robenseifner
Carole Smith

All Board of Director members are volunteers, serving up to two-year terms. Our board members are all active contributors and full-time residents of our local community. Each board member supports the vision of SCC and is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our clients.

The SCC Board meets at The Little House on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 9:00 A.M. Our monthly calendar will display any meeting changes.


As a group of community volunteers, those who serve on the Board of Directors appreciate the ongoing and generous support of SCC and its three programs.

Whether you volunteer, provide funding or participate in the many programs and activities at SCC, your personal involvement is critical to maintaining a vigorous and healthy organization that promotes better living for adults “on the hill.”