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Check out the latest SAY Events or sign up for a tour at the Coffee House Teen Shelter, Tamayo Village, or SAY Dream Center.



We offer free shelter to youth 12-17 and affordable housing to young people ages 18-24.



Our counseling programs help youth and families solve problems together.


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We help youth find jobs, graduate from school, and change their lives.


  • 26 Oct Staff Spotlight: Gabriella Hall

    If you ask YCCS team member Gabriella Hall about her superpowers, she will give you the same answer that she gives to her six-year-old daughter: I’m the strongest person in the world. “She’s thinking physically, which I want her to believe, too,” says Gabby. “But I believe I am a......

  • 05 Aug Staff Spotlight: Garrett Crane

    “The biggest aspect of this role is providing compassion, empathy, and support,” says Garrett Crane, Lead Youth Advocate for SAY’s Housing Services team. “While it can be emotional and difficult, it is the most rewarding work experience I have ever had.” Garrett joined SAY almost two years ago, originally starting......

  • 07 Jun Staff Spotlight: Alfonso Jacobs-Coleman

    We are so honored to introduce you to Alfonso Jacobs-Coleman, an incredible human and SAY’s Fall Employee of the Quarter! Alfonso is the staff member who stays awake overnight in our Dream Center Emergency Shelter, a role that he has held since the very first day this shelter opened. Over......


In light of the ongoing concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and acting with an abundance of caution for the youth we serve, we have decided to put a temporary hold on all tours of the Dream Center. We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health officials in Sonoma County. We continue to rely on their recommendations and expertise to inform our decisions.

We will update our calendar as soon as these tours resume.

Donations from people like you help us care for the kids who need it most.